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Where did they live?

Postby steve sheffield » Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:48 pm

Can anybody actually confirm where our legends lived. I am sure over the two films and all the episodes I have seen either 26 or 24 oil drum lane used?
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Postby PhilGlass » Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:22 pm

One of those riddles...

24 and 26 are both mentioned.

26a is on the door in the films.

In 'The Offer' the number on the gate is 25

Look carefully in Series 8 and the number on the gate is 126.

The only consistency is "The Mews Cottage".

So really, it depends which episode / movie you watch... hope this helps Steve.

Interestingly, Galton and Simpson first use 'Oil Drum Lane' in the Hancock's Half Hour episode "The Missing Page".

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Postby steve sheffield » Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:25 am

How strange, thanks anyway phil. I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me seeing 24 and 26
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Postby steve sheffield » Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:20 am

Just watched "Without prejudice" and in the opening credits the camera pans down from a dirty big flyover. I can only assume being allegedly near shepherds bush the A406 or the M4 or perhaps the A40?
The yard in this episode looks very similar to the one used in " The seven steptoerai" with the corrugated fence, but looks quite different to the yard used in "Cuckoo in the nest" where Albert paints on the solid wooden gates.
Great episode by the way, on collecting the rain water in bowls, Albert says" we can keep it and make a cup of tea later" :lol:
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Postby PhilGlass » Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:57 pm

Hi Steve

The reasons the yard looks different if because some of the shots of the gate were done in real yards. However the 'inside' of the yard was obviously in the studio. In 'Cuckoo' when Albert is painting the fence, that is in the studio, therefore that is why it looks so different.

In 'The Seven Steptorai' it is a completely different yard to any series - it is in a cul de sac, where as previously they had always used a yard with buildings next to it on a through road. I wonder why they changed... just out of interest, in 'The Seven' have a look when Albert and the old fellas step out of the yard... Wilfrid has his glasses on, yet in no other shot did he have them on...
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Postby steve sheffield » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:10 pm

In the " seven steptoerai " as Albert and friends chase off Frankie Barrow and the thugs near the end of the episode you can see 261 on the gates!
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Postby steve sheffield » Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:03 pm

In "oh what a beautiful mourning" In the opening scene Harold is at a garage with the horse and cart. There is a sign on the wall saying Richmond's carwash.
Does anybody know where this garage was and does it still exist?
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Postby Archie » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:13 pm

It would be interesting to know how many businesess still exist EG the cafe that Albert used in 'Is that your horse outside?' :o
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Postby steve sheffield » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:19 pm

And what about the Post office in " Live now, PAYE later" does that exist anymore? i'd love to see some now and then photographs if bob could do it!!!
The butchers shop in the film, the skinners arms from loathe story, outside of the travel agents from the christmas special etc etc!!!
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Postby bob » Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:39 pm

If someone can provide the photos and info I will happily post them.

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Postby Archie » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:24 pm

I just watched 'Cuckoo inthe nest' Harold moved to a run down guest house. The area has probably been modernised and the house in central London will be worth around a million quid now ! :o
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Postby steve sheffield » Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:27 am

Archie wrote:I just watched 'Cuckoo inthe nest' Harold moved to a run down guest house. The area has probably been modernised and the house in central London will be worth around a million quid now ! :o


If you look close you can see the name of the road on the corner of the guest house. That house would be easy to track down!
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Re: Where did they live?

Postby steve sheffield » Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:39 pm

Watchd " the offer" last night and as previously stated 25 is definately on the gates. Strange how they seemed to have lived at 3 different number houses, only Oil Drum Lane being the consistent thing.
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Re: Where did they live?

Postby Archie » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:46 pm

In early episodes the house number kept changing,

in 'My Old Mans A Tory' it was no 39

In the first movie it was 26

In 'Divided We Stand' Harolds half of the front door was 24A

24 Oil Drum Lane seems to be the right address :o

For years I thought Shepherds Bush was a made up name, until I looked at an atlas with a plan of London :?
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