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Baz
Coventry
1 of 49  Wed 13th Jun 2012 9:53pm  

As most of us know the classic show "Keeping up Appearances" was filmed in parts of our city. Binley is where the Bucket family lived, or should I say "Bouquet". Does any one remember what the building near the bottom of this picture was used in the making of? It was back in the 70's. Blush
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Memories and Nostalgia - Coventry on television or in the movies
Baz
Coventry
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2 of 49  Wed 13th Jun 2012 10:11pm  

It was where Crossroads Motel filmed a part where (sorry, can't remember his stage name) that bloke in the wheelchair came out of hospital. This was the frontage of the hospital. That and the cardboard walls of the motel is really all I remember of the show. And of course "Hughie the cook". Big grin Does any one have any other fine examples ?
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Memories and Nostalgia - Coventry on television or in the movies
mayjan
Green Lane,Coventry
3 of 49  Wed 13th Jun 2012 10:36pm  

Sandy was in the wheelchair, I believe he was disabled in real life. I remember Amy Turtle always forgetting her lines. Meg Richardson who became Meg Mortimer and her Daughter Jill. Would seem so corny now. Oh just thought of Benny with his wooly hat and Miss Diane as he called her, think she was a waitress.
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Jaytob
Derbyshire
4 of 49  Thu 14th Jun 2012 8:19am  

The 2009 film Nativity starring Martin Freeman was filmed in Coventry. It's a lovely family film. Smile
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Midland Red

5 of 49  Thu 14th Jun 2012 8:37am  

On 13th Jun 2012 9:53pm, Baz said: As most of us know the classic show ( Keeping up Appearances ) was filmed in parts of our city. Binley is where the Bucket family lived," or should i say Bouquet. "
Sorry, Baz - the Buckets lived in Binley Woods, a small village in Warwickshire, not in Binley, a suburb of Coventry, West Midlands ! Big grin Thumbs up
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Midland Red

6 of 49  Thu 14th Jun 2012 8:40am  

On 13th Jun 2012 10:36pm, mayjan said: Sandy was in the wheelchair,I believe he was disabled in real life.
The actor Roger Tonge played the disabled character (Sandy Richardson), but later in real life ended up in a wheelchair himself
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Elaine
Coventry
7 of 49  Thu 14th Jun 2012 9:00am  

Rolf Harris had a series of programmes where he visited schools but I can't remember what it was called. Anyway, he filmed one episode at Hill Farm School and my sister was there at that time. She was born in 1967 so it would have been in the 70's.
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flapdoodle
Coventry
8 of 49  Thu 14th Jun 2012 11:39am  

The Armstrongs was filmed in Coventry. There was a scene from a police drama filmed in the old Cathedral a couple of years back. A comedian (Emma Fryer?) filmed a TV series in Coventry - quite quirky and amusing. I think it was called 'Home Time'. There was the unfortunate film "Lady Godiva: Back in the Saddle." that was filmed in Coventry. I don't know if it was ever released. Some of Dr Who was filmed in Coventry a couple of years back (The Shakespeare Code episode) Michael Portillo visited Coventry as part of his Train travels series. Time Team did a show about Watchmakers in Chapelfields. Time Team also did the 'dig' at the Benedictine Priory (Original Cathedral). That bouncer chap did a film called 'Bouncer' EDIT: It appears "Lady Godiva" was released in Poland!
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dutchman
Spon End
9 of 49  Thu 14th Jun 2012 1:42pm  

A scene in one episode of 'Public Eye' starring Alfred Burke was shot in the Upper Precinct.
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Baz
Coventry
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10 of 49  Thu 14th Jun 2012 9:04pm  

On 14th Jun 2012 8:37am, Midland Red said:
On 13th Jun 2012 9:53pm, Baz said: As most of us know the classic show ( Keeping up Appearances ) was filmed in parts of our city. Binley is where the Bucket family lived," or should i say Bouquet. "
Sorry, Baz - the Buckets lived in Binley Woods, a small village in Warwickshire, not in Binley, a suburb of Coventry, West Midlands ! Big grin Thumbs up
Onslow's family were based in Coventry, That side of the city I am sure of.
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TonyS
Coventry
11 of 49  Thu 14th Jun 2012 10:10pm  

In fact - exterior shots of Onslow's council house were filmed in Stoke Aldermoor! Thumbs up
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DBC
Nottinghamshire
12 of 49  Thu 14th Jun 2012 10:59pm  

In Michell Close, a small street that runs off The Moorfield.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
13 of 49  Thu 14th Jun 2012 11:09pm  

The hospital drama 'Angels' was based at what's now The Royal Court Hotel - previously Keresley Hospital.
Memories and Nostalgia - Coventry on television or in the movies
Midland Red

14 of 49  Fri 15th Jun 2012 9:03am  

I think our Rob will provide proof of an episode of 'Dr Who' being filmed in Coventry Thumbs up And scenes from the film 'The Italian Job' were also shot here
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Midland Red

15 of 49  Fri 15th Jun 2012 9:05am  

On 14th Jun 2012 11:09pm, NeilsYard said: The hospital drama 'Angels' was based at what's now The Royal Court Hotel - previously Keresley Hospital.
Wasn't Walsgrave Hospital also used in the series?
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