Boston Manor House
“Hastings” in Foyle’s War
Gigglebiz, Season ?, Episode 4, shows interior as well as exterior
Boston Manor Park
Misfits, C4 – under the flyover, several episodes
Murdered by my Father, BBC3 2016 (TV film)
New Tricks, 2015 (episodes unknown)
Silent Witness, BBC, filmed June 2016 (episodes unknown)
An episode of Miranda, with several others filmed in Gunnersbury Park
The Bargee, 1964 starring Harry H Corbett, opens in Brentford Lock and also features the Hanwell Locks and Bull Bridge.
The Sweeney, Season 3, episode 8 “Sweet Smell of Success”, car chase in the old Brentford Market, now the site of Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre.
From Hell, with Johnny Depp, 2001
Mr Selfridge (filmed in October 2014, episodes not identified)
Spare a Copper, George Formby, 1941
New Tricks, Season 11?, 2014 filmed late 2013 in Dock Road and Brentford Dock
Bastille Day, due for release in 2016 includes scenes shot in Dock Road in December 2014. It stars Richard Madden and Idris Elba.
ReelStreets.com shows this being used in I’m All Right Jack, 1959.
The Gillette Building was used for filming 24: Live Another Day series in January 2014.
The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) drove down the A4, passing the NatWest Bank and the Gillette building as can be seen on this excellent website ReelStreets.com, which includes film stills and the modern equivalent.
Gillette Factory – Red 2, 2013
Green Dragon Lane
Green Street, 2005. New Road and Braemar Road were also used.
Green Street, 2013.
A Victoria Wood special
The Great Game (1953), starring James Hayter, Diana Dors and Thora Hird
Four Dimensions of Greta, aka Three Dimensions of Greta, 1972
The Challenge, 1960, shows the Royal Oak, the Royal Oak stand and St Paul’s School. Stills on ReelStreets.com
Gunnersbury Park Mansion
Bend it Like Beckham, 2002
The Professionals, Season 5, Episode 6 “Spy Probe” opens in The Ham under Augustus Close, runs round Brentford Dock and drives down Half Acre.
The Sweeney, Season 3, episode 8 “Sweet Smell of Success”,
People Just Do Nothing, BBC3 “mockumentary” about Kurupt FM
Layer Cake, 2004
Hell Drivers, 1957 with Stanley Baker filmed near the Gas Works
flyover, top of Brook Road North – The Sweeney, BBC
Silent Witness, BBC, see trailer (can just see the M4 Flyover 20 seconds in)
Rentaghost, Series 1, Episode 4, scenes in Mafeking Road, Albany Road, Brook Road South and St Paul’s Recreation Ground.
Police Station (now closed)
Malcolm Tucker turns himself into Brentford Police station in The Thick of It, Season 4,Episode 7, 2012.
Both house and gardens feature frequently in TV and film costume dramas, most recently BBC’s ‘The Great British Bake Off’, CBBC’s ‘Horrible Histories’ and Stephen Poliakoff’s ‘Dancing On The Edge’. The Great Conservatory is showcased in Yash Chopra’s 2012 Bollywood film ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’.
Endeavour (the prequel film about Inspector Morse)
The Lost Prince
The Young Visitors
Looking for Victoria
Wives and Daughters
Love in a Cold Climate
The Madness of King George
The Wings of the Dove
The Golden Bowl
Burford Road – Doctor Who, Invasion of the Dinosaurs, 1973
Great West Quarter – Doctor Who, The Christmas Invasion, 2005
Kew Bridge Steam Museum – Doctor Who, Remembrance of the Daleks, 1988
Lot’s Ait – The African Queen
Brentford Central and other places feature in Dixon of Dock Green
Soccer AM did an away guide to Brentford in 2012
The Arsenal Stadium Mystery
The Arsenal Stadium Mystery’ contains genuine match footage of a game between Arsenal and Brentford FC. Hence it has a nice card at the beginning ‘the producers would like to thank The Arsenal Football Club and The Brentford Football Club’.