Series 2 Episode 2 - Whose Wife Is It Anyway

Filming Locations

WEST LONDON HOSPITAL - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
202 HAMMERSMITH ROAD, BUTTERWICK, W6 7DN

Location found by: jno

At exactly 4 minutes we see the first external location shot in this episode, the hospital where Arthur goes to visit Alex. More recently this building has been known as Sony Ericsson House - more information on this here.

West London Hospital in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?' West London Hospital in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?'

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


TERRY'S GRANDMA'S HOUSE - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
6 REDAN STREET, WHITE CITY ESTATE, W14 0AD

Location found by: peterod

At 07m35s, we first see Terry going to his Grandma's house, who Terry is visiting for her birthday.

Terry's Grandma's House in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?' Terry's Grandma's House in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?'

At exactly 11 minutes Arthur arrives and waits at the door, here we catch a brief glimpse of Springvale Terrace behind him. These scenes were filmed on 21st March 1980.

Terry's grandma's house in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?' Terry's grandma's House in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?'

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Closest Station: Kensington Olympia (District Line)


DRIVING TO THE JOB 1 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
EDITH ROAD, W14

Location found by: Eastway

At 11m58s, Arthur drives Terry to the antiques shop along Edith Road, in a scene that has clearly been edited together.

Driving to the antique shop in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?' Driving to the antique shop in in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?'

This is a piece of stock footage and the same clip can also be seen in #2.7 The Beer Hunter. Edith Road also features in #1.2 Bury My Half At Waltham Green and #1.11 You Gotta Have Friends.

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Closest Station: Barons Court (District/Piccadilly Line)


DRIVING TO THE JOB 2 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
GOLBORNE ROAD, KENSINGTON & CHELSEA, W10

Location found by: Archimedes

In the next shot Arthur & Terry are in Golborne Road and turn into Southam Street, where Terry tells Arthur he wants to be "master of his own fate". The turn right into Southam Street is the first of two turns here, the second seen at 12m44s.

Driving to the antique shop in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?' Driving to the antique shop in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?'

This shot is alongside Trellick Tower which also features in #5.7 Hypnotising Rita.

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Closest Station: Westbourne Park (Circle/Hammersmith & City Line)


DRIVING TO THE JOB 3 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
ADAIR ROAD/APPLEFORD ROAD, W10

Location found by: nry

At 12m20s the car is two streets away driving from Adair Road into Appleford Road.

Driving to the antique shop in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?' Driving to the antique shop in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?'

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Closest Station: Westbourne Park (Circle/Hammersmith & City Line)


DRIVING TO THE JOB 4 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
APPLEFORD ROAD INTO BOSWORTH ROAD, W10

Location found by: Archimedes

At 12m43s, the car turns left from Appleford Road into Bosworth Road where Terry questions complications with Arthur's definition of the term 'abrasions'. The buildings/railings shown on Appleford Road no longer exist and the more recent shot is from late 2000s for comparison only.

Driving to the antique shop in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?' Driving to the antique shop in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Westbourne Park (Circle/Hammersmith & City Line)


THE ANTIQUES SHOP - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
CASSIO ANTIQUES, CORNER OF ARTESIAN ROAD, W2/LEDBURY ROAD, W11

Location found by: peterod

At 12m56s, we first see this shop on the corner at number 68 Ledbury Road where most of this episode is filmed. At the time this was known as 'Cassio Antiques'.

Antique Shop in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?' Antique Shop in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?'

According to the production report for this episode all internal shots of the living room and bedrooms etc. were filmed at 73 Artesian Road, W2 - next door to the shop. Thanks to fellow fan VAT for this information.

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Closest Station: Ladbroke Grove (Circle/Hammersmith & City Line)


GLORIA'S HOUSE - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
ST. ALBANS GROVE, W8

Location found by: VAT

At 23m21s, Arthur goes to visit Alex's ex-wife Gloria at this location and we see a glimpse of the front door of number 2 St. Albans Grove and the building directly opposite.

Gloria's house in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?' Gloria's house in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?'

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Closest Station: High Street Kensington (Circle/District Line)


TERRY CHECKS OUT OTHER ANTIQUES SHOPS - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
REX ANTIQUES/OTTOLENGHI & 2 OTHERS, 63/56/73 LEDBURY ROAD, W11

Locations found by: Eastway

At 30m45s, Terry is seen approaching the front of Rex Antiques, known more recently as a branch of 'Ottolenghi'.

Rex Antiques  in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?' Rex Antiques  in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?'

At 31m15s, Terry goes into another antiques shop at 56 Ledbury Road, just along from Alex and Jim's shop, next to the Walmer Castle pub.

Second antique shop in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?' Second antique shop in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?'

The third shop Terry visits is directly opposite the Walmer Castle pub at 73 Ledbury Road, known more recently as 'Petit Bateau'.

Third antique shop in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?' Third antique shop in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?'

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Closest Station: Ladbroke Grove (Circle/Hammersmith & City Line)


CHASE SCENE 1 & 3 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
LEDBURY ROAD/WELLINGTON CLOSE, W11

Location found by: peterod

At 43m25s, when Terry confronts the two actors that Jim has used to frighten Terry off, Terry is chased out of the shop and turns left into Wellington Close.

 Ledbury Road/Wellington Close in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?'  Ledbury Road/Wellington Close in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?'

This alleyway is next to the Walmer Castle pub. It is here that Terry ends up dangling from a metal beam despite falling backwards over a mile away. 

 Ledbury Road/Wellington Close in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?'  Ledbury Road/Wellington Close in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?'

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Closest Station: Ladbroke Grove (Circle/Hammersmith & City Line)


CHASE SCENE 2 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
THE DOCK, 337 KENSAL GREEN ROAD/LADBROKE GROVE, W10

Location found by: Eastway

At 44m11s, Terry chases stooge hard man George (played by John Forgeham) across triangular rooftops at this location.

Rooftop chase in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?' Rooftop chase in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?'

Despite seeming very nearby in the episode, this is over a mile away from the alleyway and is actually alongside the Grand Union Canal.

Rooftop chase in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?' Rooftop chase in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?'

The Narrow Boat pub seen behind Terry has long since gone - this pub, along with this same triangular roof location both feature in #4.6 If Money Be The Food Of Love, Play On.

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Closest Station: Kensal Green (Bakerloo Line/London Overground)


ARTHUR PHONES FOR HELP - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
VIEW OF LONSDALE ROAD/LEDBURY ROAD, W11

Location found by: nry

At 45m15s, Arthur passes and sees Terry calling for help. He then crosses the street to phone for help.

Arthur phones for help in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?' Arthur phones for help in 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?'

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Closest Station: Ladbroke Grove (Circle/Hammersmith & City Line)


Last updated : 12th February 2016 by jno

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