Series 1 Episode 3 - The Smaller They Are

Filming Locations

SCOTCH HARRY'S FLAT - THEN & NOW - Pictures by Charly
30 VERNON STREET/SOUTHCOMBE STREET, HAMMERSMITH W14

Location found by: peterod

At the start of this episode we see Big Stan appear from a flat in which Scotch Harry is hiding out, on the corner of Vernon Street, Hammersmith W14. According to the production schedule, the interior scenes were also filmed here - thanks to fellow fan VAT for this information.

Stan leaves home in 'The Smaller They Are' Stan leaves home in 'The Smaller They Are'

Stan then trots off to find Arthur at the Winchester Club and walks along Southcombe Street.

Stan leaves home in 'The Smaller They Are' Stan leaves home in 'The Smaller They Are'

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Closest Station: Kensington Olympia (District Line/Overground)


SCOTCH HARRY ESCAPES FROM RYCOTT 1 - TWA BUILDING/AIRPORT - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
RUSSELL ROAD/KENSINGTON HIGH STREET, W14

Location found by: peterod

At 08m35s, when Scotch Harry is explaining to Arthur and Terry about his escape from Rycott, we catch a glimpse of this building.

Scotch Harry steals the bag in 'The Smaller They Are' Scotch Harry steals the bag in 'The Smaller They Are'

He then crosses the street and turns right across Addison Bridge.

Scotch Harry steals the bag in 'The Smaller They Are' Scotch Harry steals the bag in 'The Smaller They Are'

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Closest Station: Kensington Olympia (District Line/Overground)


SCOTCH HARRY ESCAPES FROM RYCOTT 2 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by Charly
MUNDEN STREET, HAMMERSMITH W14

Location found by: peterod

At 09m22s, we see Scotch Harry run along Munden Street, just two streets away from where his flat is.

Scotch Harry escape from Rycott in 'The Smaller They Are' Scotch Harry escape from Rycott in 'The Smaller They Are'
Scotch Harry escape from Rycott in 'The Smaller They Are' Scotch Harry escape from Rycott in 'The Smaller They Are'

Scotch Harry then darts into an alleyway where he gets food thrown on him, just off Munden Street.

Scotch Harry escape from Rycott in 'The Smaller They Are' Scotch Harry escape from Rycott in 'The Smaller They Are'

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Closest Station: Kensington Olympia (District Line/Overground)


THE HOTEL 1 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by euston
THE JUMEIRAH CARLTON TOWER, CADOGAN PLACE, SW1X 9PY

Location found by: peterod

At 15m10s, we see an external shot of the hotel were the gang are based. Inside the hotel, Brian and Kim explain to Maurice how they lost the case containing $500,000.

The hotel in 'The Smaller They Are' The hotel in 'The Smaller They Are'

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Closest Station: Sloane Square (Circle/District Line)


CHECKING HARRY & STAN INTO THE HOTEL - THEN & NOW - Pictures by Charly
SOUTHWICK STREET, LONDON W2

Location found by: peterod

At 21m18s, Arthur checks Scotch Harry and Big Stan into a hotel supposedly incognito. This hotel has been known more recently as 'The Royal Sussex Hotel'.

Arthur checks out the B&B in 'The Smaller They Are'
May 1979
Arthur checks out the B&B in 'The Smaller They Are'
Mid 2000s
Arthur checks out the B&B in 'The Smaller They Are'
September 2014

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Closest Station: Kensington Olympia (District Line/Overground)


DRIVING TO BONNET TO SET UP THE DEAL - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
MALDEN ROAD/SOUTHAMPTON ROAD, NW5

Location found by: jno

At 25m41s, Arthur & Terry are seen driving along this road past 'The Westport Inn' as Terry goes to the first meeting with Bonnet and his team.

Driving to Bonnet in 'The Smaller They Are' Driving to Bonnet in 'The Smaller They Are'

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Closest Station: Belsize Park (Northern Line Edgware Branch)


ARTHUR & TERRY ARE FOLLOWED 1 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
ANGEL OF PEACE STATUE, WELLINGTON ARCH, DUKE OF WELLINGTON PLACE, NR PARK LANE, SW1

Location found by: nry

At 30m35s, after leaving the meeting Arthur & Terry pass this statue and soon realise they are being followed.

Arthur & Terry are followed in 'The Smaller They Are' Arthur & Terry are followed in 'The Smaller They Are'

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Closest Station: Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly Line)


ARTHUR & TERRY ARE FOLLOWED 2 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
HOLLAND PARK AVENUE/HOLLAND PARK, W8

Location found by: jno

At 31m05s, still being followed, Arthur & Terry turn left from Holland Park Avenue into Holland Park.

Arthur & Terry are followed in 'The Smaller They Are' Arthur & Terry are followed in 'The Smaller They Are'

They then take another left, still in Holland Park, with a brief view of the entrance to Abbotsbury House in the background.

Arthur & Terry are followed in 'The Smaller They Are' Arthur & Terry are followed in 'The Smaller They Are'

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Closest Station: Holland Park (Central Line)


ARTHUR & TERRY ARE FOLLOWED 3 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
POYNTER HOUSE, QUEENSDALE CRESCENT, WHITE CITY, W11

Location found by: jno

At 31m25s, Arthur & Terry park up and enter Poynter House to lose hardman Eric - this is near to several locations used in the first seven series.

Arthur & Terry are followed in 'The Smaller They Are' Arthur & Terry are followed in 'The Smaller They Are'

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Closest Station: Latimer Road (Circle/Hammersmith & City Line)


SCOTCH HARRY POPS OUT FOR A PUB CRAWL - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
QUEEN'S CRESCENT (CORNER OF MALDEN ROAD), CAMDEN, NW5

Location found by: nry

At 33m34s, after Scotch Harry tells Stan he is going to pop out for a short while - he is seen leaving the Dreghorn Castle pub on Queen's Crescent.

Scotch Harry goes for a drink in 'The Smaller They Are' Scotch Harry goes for a drink in 'The Smaller They Are'

He then leaves this pub and makes his way along the road to the 'Market Bar' (known more recently as 'The Sir Robert Peel' pub) where Rycott is waiting for him.

Scotch Harry goes for a drink in 'The Smaller They Are' Scotch Harry goes for a drink in 'The Smaller They Are'

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Closest Station: Chalk Farm (Northern Line)


RYCOTT DRIVES WITH HARRY 1 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by euston
SHEPHERDS BUSH ROAD TURNING INTO BROOK GREEN, HAMMERSMITH, W6

Location found by: euston

At 36m58s, Rycott starts driving with Scotch Harry after grabbing him at the pub. This sequence of shots has clearly been edited together later with each character filmed separately. In this first scene Rycott turns left opposite the Brook Green pub into Brook Green, where Harry tells Rycott he thought he was still "over in 'A' division'.

Driving with Scotch Harry in 'The Smaller They Are' Driving with Scotch Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

This location also features in #3.13 In

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Closest Station: Hammersmith (District/Piccadilly Line)


RYCOTT DRIVES WITH HARRY 2 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by euston
HAMMERSMITH ROAD (NR SHORTLANDS), W6

Location found by: euston

At 37m06s, Rycott tells Harry "I served my time, just like you". At this point the shot of Rycott is on Hammersmith Road heading west, near the Shortlands junction. The building to the left of Rycott has now been demolished, replaced by 'King's House' at 174 Hammersmith Road.

Driving with Scotch Harry in 'The Smaller They Are' Driving with Scotch Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

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Closest Station: Hammersmith (District/Piccadilly Line)


RYCOTT DRIVES WITH HARRY 4 - THEN & NOW - Pictures byeuston
HAMMERSMITH ROAD, W6

Location found by: euston

At 37m29s, the shot of Rycott is still on Hammersmith Road, with the former West London Hospital visible to his left. More recently this building has been known as Sony Ericsson House - more information on this here.

Driving with Scotch Harry in 'The Smaller They Are' Driving with Scotch Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

This location also features in #2.2 Whose Wife Is It Anyway.

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Closest Station: Hammersmith (District/Piccadilly Line)


RYCOTT DRIVES WITH HARRY 5 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by euston
PASSING THE OLD FIRE STATION, 244 SHEPHERDS BUSH RD, W6 7NN

Location found by: euston

At 37m37s, as he mentions he justs "scrapes by", the shot of Scotch Harry is on Shepherds Bush Road as we catch a glimpse of the old fire station behind him.

Driving with Scotch Harry in 'The Smaller They Are' Driving with Scotch Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

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Closest Station: Hammersmith (District/Piccadilly Line)


RYCOTT DRIVES WITH HARRY 6 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by euston
(202) HAMMERSMITH ROAD/BUTTERWICK, W6 7DN

Location found by: euston

At 37m44s, Rycott tells Harry he is also just "scraping by" as he turns left into Butterwick.

Driving with Scotch Harry in 'The Smaller They Are' Driving with Scotch Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

This location also features in #2.2 Whose Wife Is It Anyway.

At 38m03s, the shot of Rycott is passing the old bus shelters on Butterwick.

Driving with Scotch Harry in 'The Smaller They Are' Driving with Scotch Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

This location also features in #8.1 The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Entrepreneur.

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Hammersmith (District/Piccadilly Line)


 RYCOTT DRIVES WITH HARRY 7 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
HAMMERSMITH POLICE STATION, 226 SHEPHERDS BUSH ROAD, HAMMERSMITH, W6

Location found by: jno

At 38m12s, they pass Hammersmith Police Station.

Hammersmith Police Station in 'The Smaller They Are' Hammersmith Police Station in 'The Smaller They Are'

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Closest Station: Hammersmith (District/Piccadilly Line)


RYCOTT DRIVES WITH HARRY 8 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
BLYTHE ROAD/HAZLITT ROAD, W14

Location found by: jno

At 38m18s, Rycott's Marina is seen driving along this street and he turns right into Hazlitt Road. This is directly outside Blythe House in Hammersmith.

Rycott drives with Harry in 'The Smaller They Are' Rycott drives with Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

This location also features in #1.7 The Bengal Tiger, #2.11 The Old School Tie and #5.3 A Number Of Old Wives Tales.

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Kensington Olympia (District Line/Overground)


RYCOTT DRIVES WITH HARRY 9 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by euston
TALGARTH ROAD INTO QUEEN CAROLINE STREET, NR OLD RIVERSIDE BUS STATION, W6

Location found by: euston

At 38m28s, Rycott tells Harry he has no pleasure putting guys like him away. Here they pass the southern entrance of the former Riverside bus garage opposite Hammersmith flyover.

Rycott drives with Harry in 'The Smaller They Are' Rycott drives with Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

Moments later Rycott has driven around the corner into Queen Caroline Street.

Rycott drives with Harry in 'The Smaller They Are' Rycott drives with Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

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Closest Station: Hammersmith (District/Piccadilly Line)


RYCOTT DRIVES WITH HARRY 10 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by euston
SHEPHERDS BUSH ROAD, W6 INTO BLYTHE ROAD, W14

Location found by: euston

At 38m55s, Rycott makes a right turn from Shepherds Bush Road into Blythe Road as Harry says "I want outta here!"

Rycott drives with Harry in 'The Smaller They Are' Rycott drives with Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Goldhawk Road (Hammersmith & City Line)


RYCOTT DRIVES WITH HARRY 11 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by euston
SHEPHERDS BUSH ROAD NR HAMMERSMITH BROADWAY, W6

Location found by: euston

At 39m04s, Rycott tells Harry some good reasons not to jump out of his motor.

Rycott drives with Harry in 'The Smaller They Are' Rycott drives with Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

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Closest Station: Hammersmith (District/Piccadilly Line)


THE HOTEL 2 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by Charly
THE JUMEIRAH CARLTON TOWER, CADOGAN PLACE, SW1X 9PY

Location found by: peterod

The final scenes of this episode are based at this hotel where Arthur, Terry, Scotch Harry and Stan meet the gang's leader Maurice Bonnet.

The hotel in 'The Smaller They Are' The hotel in 'The Smaller They Are'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Sloane Square (Circle/District Line)


Last updated : 6th February 2017 by jno

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