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’.
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The 2004 TV series ‘Blackpool’ reportedly had scenes filmed in Brentford. Does anyone know which scenes and where?
I haven’t seen anything that says scenes were filmed in Brentford. Where did you hear?
I read it here (under the overview section) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackpool_%28TV_serial%29. I think I’ve read it elsewhere too, though they may be just getting their information from the same source and just repeating it. I know most every location used in the series but the location of the police station that’s seen two or three times during the series is one I can’t find. I was wondering if it was located in Brentford.
The Beatle’s Hard Days Night featuring Ringo Starr has scenes filmed near Kew Bridge with Brentford gas works in the background.
Hi guys n gals
Don,t forget the CLASSIC Brief Encounter with Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson shot a scene at the gauging lock [ near the bridge ]
Really? I’ll have to watch it again.
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The gentle gunman….pottery road, netley road
I lived in Brentford in the 60’s to 70’s. My mum and dad ran a newsagent shop in Greet Road before the tower blocks were built. I remember as a child I had a day of school because they filmed an episode of Dixon of Dock Green with a robbery scene filmed in our shop. I got to stand behind the counter and watch. I also remember when we moved to the new shop close to the tower blocks having Dr Who filmed in Harvey house where I used to do my paper round. I walked to the film set with John Pertwee who had come into the shop
I delivered newspapers from that shop
Was your mum Sheila trimmer and was the shop opposite the North Star pub?
I remember one dark winters night in the early 60s filming taking place in Clayponds Lane area. We lived in Harnage Road till 1964. I feel sure the filming was for Z Cars and at one time I had Brian Blessed’s autograph(he played Fancy Smith). The ‘chuck wagon was parked there and they gave us kids lots of left over food – cream cakes as I remember. Derek Trimmer – I remember the newsagents very well. My grandfather and his wife lived opposite in what was once The Greet Dining Rooms, and my mother Thelma Chapman used to work for your parents part time. My dad was well known inteh area as he was born without any arms.
I remember in 1959 aged 6 seeing a film being made outside my house in Hamilton Road. A busty blonde actress starred. I recently tracked it down. It was a film called The Challenge starring Jayne Mansfield and Anthony Quayle. Stills from the film can be seen on the Reelstreets website.
I think around 78 or 79, the playground of Green Dragon school was used to film opening credits of a programme called “A Child’s Place”. The camera was on top of the first tower block. We were made to run around and then a whistle was blown and we laid down to create the words of the title.