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Goldhawk Road 1964 The Lodger

PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:24 am
by borethus
I think Goldhawk Road is scene of ~90 secs mid-way through The Lodger: about 11 1/2 min mark to 13 min.

The Lodger: last episode of Series 3. Recorded 30 Jan 1964, first broadcast 18 Feb 1964.

This a fascinating 90 seconds of Steptoe and Son, not only for its location , but for the time it was filmed. I would think January 1964 as pavement is wet and overcoats are worn. The scene sees Albert placing ad for a lodger on the noticeboard of a 'sweet shop'. Harold secretly follows Albert from home, as he isn't keen on the idea of a lodger, and spies on him placing ad. After Albert leaves, Harold goes to ad and rips it up, not knowing that Albert also spies on him.

When they are spying on one another a pub called Queen of England can be seen in background. It is still there now but I think re-named The Duchess of Cambridge. It's on intersection of Goldhawk Road and Stamford Brook Road where roundabout is. The ad would have been placed where I think Vitae Apartments are now.

January 64 hits included Glad All Over by Dave Clark Five and Needles and Pins by The Searchers. TOTP (Top Of The Pops) commenced Jan 64. At this time the long and gloomy post-war hangover of London was being thrown into swinging modernity.

If I could travel back in time to a place, January 1964 Goldhawk Road would be it.

Cheers

Borethus. :)