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coupwotcoup
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This was probably done a few years back, but hey even Mandelson can be revived.
I was watching the film 'The Card' early 50s starring the late great Alec Guinness (pre-knighthood days) and there is a
contrived match at the end of the film. Now I understand that the fictitious name-place, Bursley (read Burslem), but was it filmed on an actual ground?
I seem to remember the old Southall ground hosting a game in Minder a few years back and if memory serves me well,
Tooting and Hendon's old stadia had their fifteen minutes of fame too.
The New Den appeared in an episode of Primeval, but would be interesting to hear more non league grounds that have been used...



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This was probably done a few years back, but hey even Mandelson can be revived.
I was watching the film 'The Card' early 50s starring the late great Alec Guinness (pre-knighthood days) and there is a
contrived match at the end of the film. Now I understand that the fictitious name-place, Bursley (read Burslem), but was it filmed on an actual ground?
I seem to remember the old Southall ground hosting a game in Minder a few years back and if memory serves me well,
Tooting and Hendon's old stadia had their fifteen minutes of fame too.
The New Den appeared in an episode of Primeval, but would be interesting to hear more non league grounds that have been used...


I remember an episode featuring Griffin Park, when there was still a large covered terrace behind the goal (ie. before the flats). Southall I do not recall.


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Wasn't the Yeading ground used in Bend it like Beckham?



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Wasn't the Yeading ground used in Bend it like Beckham?


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Highbury features (not unsurprisingly) in the "The Arsenal Stadium Mystery" http://en.wikipedia.org/...enal_Stadium_Mystery

Leyton Orient's Brisbane Road features in the 1967 Stanley Baker film "Robbery" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robbery_(film)



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Anyone know what ground is used in the advert (for the lottery, I think) where the three old boys climb over the wall and have a kickabout? It's been very carefully shot to avoid any clue whatsoever as to where it is, as far as I can tell.......



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The Card was filmed around maidenhead and their ground can be seen in the film.


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What about Saltergate passing for the Baseball Ground (and even Wembley in some scenes I understand) in The Damned Utd?

Also wasn't Hallam's Sandygate used in When Saturday Comes starring celebrity grunter Sean Bean?



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The main ground used on kids TV prog of the 80's, Jossies Giants, was the old Norden Road home of Oldham Dew/Town.


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Not having a go, but just so we don't keep repeating ourselves..

http://www.nlpl.co.uk/...;;page=unread#unread


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Having re-read the thread linked above, I noticed Straiton as a setting for "A Shot at Glory". Although I haven't seen it, I'm guessing they got the idea from having seen it used for "The Match", a mid 90s BBC1-Sunday-evening-style light comedy film featuring Max Beesley, Neil Morrissey and the lovely Laura Fraser amongst others. I bought a VHS copy for 2.99 or some such several years ago, and fished it out for a re-watch just the other night.


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This was probably done a few years back, but hey even Mandelson can be revived.
I was watching the film 'The Card' early 50s starring the late great Alec Guinness (pre-knighthood days) and there is a
contrived match at the end of the film. Now I understand that the fictitious name-place, Bursley (read Burslem), but was it filmed on an actual ground?
I seem to remember the old Southall ground hosting a game in Minder a few years back and if memory serves me well,
Tooting and Hendon's old stadia had their fifteen minutes of fame too.
The New Den appeared in an episode of Primeval, but would be interesting to hear more non league grounds that have been used...


I remember an episode featuring Griffin Park, when there was still a large covered terrace behind the goal (ie. before the flats). Southall I do not recall.


Just been trolling but to no avail. It was a charity match in series 9,, that is far as I have got.



Pre-1970 football programmes wanted. Good prices paid for good condition collections. Have thousands for sale, League and Non League. PM with wants lists or for quotes. Especially required pre-1978 Romford home and aways, plus FA Trophy programmes from any rounds from seasons 69-70 and 70-1.


coupwotcoup
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Not having a go, but just so we don't keep repeating ourselves..

http://www.nlpl.co.uk/...;;page=unread#unread



It's an age thing fellah..got to fill some time in before I need to change my bag again... Crazy



Pre-1970 football programmes wanted. Good prices paid for good condition collections. Have thousands for sale, League and Non League. PM with wants lists or for quotes. Especially required pre-1978 Romford home and aways, plus FA Trophy programmes from any rounds from seasons 69-70 and 70-1.


GSB
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About 16 years ago, when the FAW's vendetta precluded Newport using Somerton Park in its dying years, it was used for an episode of "Casualty" featuring graphic violence at and around a "Holby" game. Holby is of course Bristol in real life, so no great distance. I vaguely recall the football authorities were unhappy about it, but couldn't do anything as by then it was an ex-football ground - ironically thanks to the unlawful actions of the Welsh governing body.


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Anyone know what ground is used in the advert (for the lottery, I think) where the three old boys climb over the wall and have a kickabout? It's been very carefully shot to avoid any clue whatsoever as to where it is, as far as I can tell.......


It's Crystal Palace. They've even gone to the trouble of editing out whatever is picked out in the seats in the big stand to 'anonamise' it.

There was an episode of Frost featuring Denton FC which used The Shay for match footage.


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So whose ground is Paul Whitehouse parked up outside at the start of the Arriva "Green Army" adverts - coz it certainly ain't no ground in Plymouth !



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classic blonde
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The ground where the three men have a kickabout is Selhurst Park.
Guiseley's ground was used in Playing the Field - a dressing room set was built & then set alight on the last episode.
North Shields old Appleby Park ground was used int he late 70's early 80's in the childrens TV programme Supergran which also featured George Best.
An episode of Porridge was filmed at QPR although it was supposed to be Elland Road.
Also an episode of Pie in the Sky used the ground of Marlow FC.


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Andrelux
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Holby is of course Bristol in real life, so no great distance.

What I find strange about Holby City/Casualty is that (a) no one seems to come from Bristol. Well, you'd have thought there would be a few. What with it being the local hospital, and all. (b) none of the nurses are Filipinas. Again, you'd have thought there might be a few? Griffin Park's been used a few times (being localish to the BBC), but since we're on the subject of Brentford, how about the Arsenal Stadium Mystery (shots from an Arsenal v Brentford match in the thirties)? Surely the only time a football stadium is the actual title of the film?

Aah, that's been mentioned before. Note to self... always read all of the posts higher up the thread before sounding out.


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Mark Hardy
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A Touch of Frost has used Halifax Town on two different occaions, once when the cinder bank was still there and the second when it had been developed at both ends.

Heartbeat used Pickering Town in one episode possibly Series 15.


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Guiseley's ground was used in Playing the Field - a dressing room set was built & then set alight on the last episode.



Only the later or last series was filmed at Guiseley, before that it was at Stanton Ilkeston.


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Orient's ground at Brisbane Road is being used for filming from time to time, although I've no idea what for. I know because I've twice recently received e-mails asking me if I want to be an extra for the crowd shots.

There was an advert a little while ago for Carlsberg which said "Carlsberg don't do pub teams but if they did they would probably be the best pub team in the world". You know the one, where the team is full of ageing England internationals. I'm pretty sure that the pitch they play on is one of the playing fields between East Ham and Barking, close to the Barking Flyover on the North Circular, by the old gasometer - no idea what it's called though.

But I do know that the pub they all go to after the game is my local, the Birkbeck Tavern in Langthorne Road, Leytonstone. It caused quite a double take the first time I saw the ad. Allegedly Jackie Charlton was able to make serious inroads into the pub's Guinness supplies during filming.


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Selhurst Park is also in the original of the Firm with Gary OLdham, it's a game from about 1988 v Manchester City, and I was there on the old Holmesdale Road terracing behind the goal. First and last time I have been in a footie hooligan film!!


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Anyone know what stadium was used for Escape to Victory?


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Anyone know what stadium was used for Escape to Victory?

Wasn't it a minor stadium in Paris? No, probably not, cos you'd never have got all the English players in there otherwise. Memory may be playing tricks, but perhaps was **supposed** to have been in Paris?

So, basically, I give up.


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What I find strange about Holby City/Casualty is that (a) no one seems to come from Bristol. Well, you'd have thought there would be a few. What with it being the local hospital, and all. (b) none of the nurses are Filipinas. Again, you'd have thought there might be a few? Griffin Park's been used a few times (being localish to the BBC), but since we're on the subject of Brentford, how about the Arsenal Stadium Mystery (shots from an Arsenal v Brentford match in the thirties)? Surely the only time a football stadium is the actual title of the film?

Aah, that's been mentioned before. Note to self... always read all of the posts higher up the thread before sounding out.

Aah, but the Arsenal Stadium Mystery is worthy of being mentioned two (or three) times. It's a great film. Some Arsenal players and George Allison are taking part in dressing room scenes. Close-up scenes of the Trojans playing were filmed with Oxford University AFC players and cleverly cut together with shots from the Arsenal v Brentford game. Some OUAFC players also appear in other scenes wearing OUAFC sweaters. Neither of them were the murderer. Decent plot and great football scenes!

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