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Dinky



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:42 pm 
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Boghead former home of Dumbarton was used in A Shot Of Glory .
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:10 pm 
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‘A Football Compendium’ , Peter J Seddon , Pub The British Library 1999, documents over 70 football themed films with lots of info on which football grounds are shown in the films. A few not mentioned on the forum are: The Cup Final mystery 1914 with shots of the Crystal Palace, The ball of fortune 1926 with the great Billy Meredith appearing as himself training a team, The great game 1930 with footage of Arsenal v Huddersfield FA Cup Final , Spotlight on the pools 1949 with footage of Charlton v Burnley at The Valley, Charley Bubbles 1967 with Old Trafford footage. Too many to mention, but if this subject is of interest, try and get hold of the Seddon book . Not a film, but did appear in the classic Michael Owen Percil soap powder TV add( was it 2007?) . Was on the touch - line as a spectator. They gave you £50 cash in hand, a roast dinner and apple pie and custard . This was filmed in North Wales, Deeside Sports Centre.


A super book by Seddon and one that helped me put together many of the brief guide posts on my blog website.

That aside, Hallam F.C as well as Bramhall Lane (I think) were used in When Saturday Comes - Sean Bean combining drinking pints with trying to be a pro footballer and being a constant source of bewilderment to Emily Lloyd.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:59 pm 
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Goalandwickets, l notice that quite a few copies of the Seddon book are going for just a couple of quid on that well known book selling site at the moment. Definitely worth purchasing if you haven’t already got it.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:05 pm 
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Flaming Pie wrote:
Goalandwickets, l notice that quite a few copies of the Seddon book are going for just a couple of quid on that well known book selling site at the moment. Definitely worth purchasing if you haven’t already got it.


Interesting, although I've already got one.

The book is a must for anyone collecting old or older football books and annuals.
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The game at patrick Thistle for the Taggert episode was against Chesterfield in a friendly
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:34 pm 
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Useless trivia:

"Chelsea v East Cheam United" at Stamford Bridge is featured on the Hancock's Half Hour TV episode "The Football Pools" from November 1959.

Crystal Palace v Coventry City and Leyton Orient v Derby are referred to in a couple of the Hancock radio episodes.

White City stadium is one of the locationsused in "Steptoe and Son Ride Again"

West Ham v Man Utd is highlighted in "The Alf Garnett Saga" movie (as well as cameo performances from Bobby Moore and George Best). Unusualin that filming seems to have taken place in the main stand during the actual game. You'll be lucky to see this one on any channel nowadays given the language is a tad risque for today's viewers. It's on YouTube, though.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:27 am 
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remember Somerton Park Newport County,s old ground being used for an episode of casualty
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:27 am 
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remember Somerton Park Newport County,s old ground being used for an episode of casualty
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:52 pm 
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In 1983 there was an awful TV Film called "Those Glory Glory Days" which featured White Hart Lane.
There was also a cameo role for Danny Blanchflower in it, but regardless of his involvement, it was still dire. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:46 pm 
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‘ The Golden Vision’ 1968 BBC Play For Today. Based on a group of Evertonians devotion to Everton legend Alex Young. Goodison Park scenes in this. One of Director Ken Loach’s first efforts . Loach must have had a thing about football. In his next film, ’ Kes’ , PE teacher, Brian Glover, stole the show trying to convince a group of his pupils , that he was as good as Bobby Charlton!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:01 pm 
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I do believe it was MTK Budapest's ground Sherlock


It was but sadly now gone with a new stadium built in its place. They rotated the pitch 90 degrees and there are walls behind both goals, no spectator facilities. Horrible.

Another one, I'm sure a derelict Plough Lane was used in an episode of The Bill.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:11 pm 
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[quote="Tynie Topics"]
JJPROGRAMMES wrote:

I do believe it was MTK Budapest's ground Sherlock


It was but sadly now gone with a new stadium built in its place. They rotated the pitch 90 degrees and there are walls behind both goals, no spectator facilities. Horrible.

Another one, I'm sure a derelict Plough Lane was used in an episode of The Bill.

Correct, the set for The Bill was an old wine distribution warehouse in Merton, South West London.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:38 pm 
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"White City stadium is one of the locations used in "Steptoe and Son Ride Again"

White City Stadium also features in the climax of the Ealing film The Blue Lamp (a dog racing meeting I think) as Dirk Bogarde skulks among the crowd.
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I always cringe when I see Anfield featured in the film "The 51st State" Not only was the film garbage but the executive box was featured from the Main stand when they weren't in that part of the ground then.

The TV series"Scully" also featured Anfield in the opening credits.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:08 pm 
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Not quite the movies but my team, Aldershot, was used as the venue for a 1999 ITV drama called Bostock's Cup which starred Nick Hancock and Tim Healy.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:55 am 
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A few years ago a fellow City fan posted this vid of various scenes shot on location at Maine Road.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcJAzk2ptVU

Re Yesterday's Hero that was mentioned earlier, I was at one of the matches at which location filming took place, Ipswich Town v Manchester City in Division One on 31st March 1979.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:56 pm 
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Elland Roads West Stand (or John Charles as it is now) was used for some Wembley shots in the Kings Speech, as well as Odsal
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:16 pm 
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I remember watching Charley Bubbles 1967 as already mentioned on here and a very young sounding Stretford End can be heard singing in the background.
Also just watched a Youtube link posted from mcfc56 where it shows a clip from the TV series 'The Lovers' 1971 and Richard Beckinsale (cell mate in 'Porridge') is meeting his mate outside Maine Road to watch City.
Interesting to note that in the film 'The Lovers' 1973 two years later his loyalties lie with United where he turns up at Old Trafford with the lovely Paula Wilcox (even though they're not playing)! but still manage to keep themselves entertained.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:52 am 
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Baltimore wrote:
I recollect Minder at Craven Cottage


And didn’t Elland Road appear in a episode of Porridge?

I also recall Magpie ( Mick Robertson) training with Tony Godden at the Hawthorns!


From memory the punch line of the Porridge Episode has a character finally finding the location of some buried loot only to be nicked as he's digging up Elland Road. For the filming they actually used Loftus Road.

QPR's ground was also used in The Rutles film when then the pre-fab four played The Che Stadium ... obviously a riff on the The Shea Stadium.

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