Series 3 Episode 2 - You Need Hands

Filming Locations

OPENING SCENES/TERRY AND DES COLLECT THE CAR - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
LATIMER ROAD, W10

Location found by: peterod

The opening scenes of this episode are here where Terry attempts to reclaim Des's 250 quid - a shot of the flyover is in the background. Des & Terry return to this location later in the episode.

Latimer Road W10 in 'You Need Hands' Latimer Road W10 in 'You Need Hands'

Latimer Road also features in #7.1 It's A Sorry Lorry Morrie.

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


ARTHUR & MATTHEWS LEAVE THE HOTEL 1 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
THE CUMBERLAND HOTEL, GREAT CUMBERLAND PLACE, W1C 1LZ

Location found by: nry

As soon as the opening titles have finished we see Arthur and Matthews leaving this hotel after lunch near Marble Arch.

The Cumberland Hotel in 'You Need Hands' The Cumberland Hotel in 'You Need Hands'

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Closest Station: Marble Arch (Central Line)


ARTHUR & MATTHEWS LEAVE THE HOTEL 2 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by euston
CHISWICK HIGH ROAD NR LINDEN GARDENS, W4

Location found by: euston

After leaving the Cumberland Hotel, Arthur and Matthews are driven along this road.

Leaving The Cumberland Hotel in 'You Need Hands' Leaving The Cumberland Hotel in 'You Need Hands'

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Closest Station: Turnham Green (District/Piccadilly Line)


AUTO PUB - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
THE CHEQUERED FLAG, EAST LANE, WEMBLEY, HA0 3NJ

Location found by: jno

At 08m41s Terry and Des go for a drink here. The Chequered Flag pub still existed up until 2005 and was still in operation as a pub till 2010 when it became a Tesco Express store.

Auto Pub in 'You Need Hands' Auto Pub in 'You Need Hands'

This location is directly opposite a car chase later in the episode opposite North Wembley tube station, see below.

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Closest Station: North Wembley (London Overground)


ARTHUR & MATTHEWS GOING TO MEET TERRY - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
LEICESTER SQUARE, WC2

Location found by: nry

At 10 minutes, we see Arthur and Matthews going to meet Terry at the 3C's café, which Arthur describes as Terry's local bistro.

Arthur & Matthews at Leicester Square in 'You Need Hands' Arthur & Matthews at Leicester Square in 'You Need Hands'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Leicester Square (Piccadilly/Northern Line)


3C's CAFÉ - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
DENISON ROAD/CARTER ROAD, MERTON, SW19 2DJ

Location found by: Lee

Just after the short scene in Leicester Square, Matthews and Arthur track Terry down to this cafe where he is trying to enjoy a bacon butty.

The 3C's Café in 'You Need Hands' The 3C's Café in 'You Need Hands'

Matthews parks his Range Rover opposite the café on Denison Road and we get a view of the whole road as Terry is asked to leave them.

The 3C's Café in 'You Need Hands' The 3C's Café in 'You Need Hands'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Colliers Wood (Northern Line)


DES'S GARAGE - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
SOUTHFIELD ROAD/WOODSTOCK ROAD, W4

Location found by: nry

First seen at 18m19s, when Terry goes around to enquire about his Capri, we see the outside shot of the garage and the street at 32 minutes.

Des's Garage in 'You Need Hands' Des's Garage in 'You Need Hands'

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Closest Station: Turnham Green (District/Piccadilly Line)


TRATTORIA DA OTELLO RESTAURANT - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
DEAN STREET, SOHO, W1

Location found by: nry

At 19 minutes, Arthur, Matthews and Vernon go for lunch at the Trattoria Da Otello restaurant at number 41, known more recently as the ZILLI GREEN restaurant and DUCKSOUP.

Arthur, Matthews & Vernon leave the restaurant in 'You Need Hands' Arthur, Matthews & Vernon leave the restaurant in 'You Need Hands'

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Closest Station: Leicester Square (Piccadilly/Northern Line)


VERNON DRIVES ARTHUR 1 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by euston
THE AVENUE, W4

Location found by: euston

At 19m31s, after leaving the restaurant Vernon drives Arthur along this road.

Vernon drives Arthur in 'You Need Hands' Vernon drives Arthur in 'You Need Hands'

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Closest Station: Turnham Green (District/Piccadilly Line)


VERNON DRIVES ARTHUR 2 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by euston
THE AVENUE/SOUTH PARADE/WOODSTOCK ROAD, W4

Location found by: euston

In the following scenes at the junction of The Avenue and South Parade, Vernon turns left, now closed to traffic and left again into Woodstock Road.

Vernon drives Arthur in 'You Need Hands' Vernon drives Arthur in 'You Need Hands'

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


TERRY FOLLOWS SECURITY GUARD/POULTON AND MACKIE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
CONDUIT WAY, BRENT, NW10

Location found by: jno

Around 21 minutes, when Terry and Des go back to the Granada for a second time in Latimer Road, Terry jumps out and follows the security guard to this location on foot. Although the viewer is led to believe this takes just a few minutes from Latimer Road the actual walking distance between the two locations would be about an hour!

Conduit Way, Brent NW11 in 'You Need Hands' Conduit Way, Brent NW11 in 'You Need Hands'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Stonebridge Park (Bakerloo Line)


VERN AND MATTHEWS TRANSFER THE DIAMONDS - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
OLD BOND STREET/ALBERMARLE STREET/GRAFTON STREET, WESTMINSTER

Location found by: nry

At 23m46s, the scenes that feature Vern and Matthews transferring the diamonds are filmed around Old Bond Street, Burlington Gardens and Burlington Arcade. Arthur follows them along Old Bond Street towards Piccadilly.

Arthur follows Matthews & Vernon in 'You Need Hands' Arthur follows Matthews & Vernon in 'You Need Hands'

Later on, Terry and Des track down Arthur in Des's pick up where Terry asks Arthur for his help.

Old Bond Street, Westminster in 'You Need Hands' Old Bond Street, Westminster in 'You Need Hands'

As Terry shouts "Arthur!" from the truck, we catch a glimpse of Arthur on nearby New Bond Street.

New Bond Street, Westminster in 'You Need Hands' New Bond Street, Westminster in 'You Need Hands'

Meanwhile Matthews and Vernon drop the stuff off at 'Ballantyne' at 153 New Bond Street.

New Bond Street, Westminster in 'You Need Hands' New Bond Street, Westminster in 'You Need Hands'

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Closest Station: Green Park (Jubilee/Piccadilly/Victoria Line)


TERRY FOLLOWS GERRY & MICK - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
EAST LANE NR THE FAIRWAY, WEMBLEY, HA0

Location found by: wembley

Around 34m54s, Terry chases the blue Cortina at this location, heading east along East Lane.

Car chase in 'You Need Hands' Car chase in 'You Need Hands'

In the next shot they are all in exactly the same place but travelling the other way.

Car chase in 'You Need Hands' Car chase in 'You Need Hands'

They then come over the bridge that is directly next to North Wembley station.

Car chase in 'You Need Hands' Car chase in 'You Need Hands'

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Closest Station: North Wembley (London Overground)


THE DUKE'S HEAD PUB - THEN & NOW - Pictures by Sophie
EMBANKMENT/LOWER RICHMOND ROAD, PUTNEY, SW15

Location found by: peterod

Around 43 minutes after he gets his Capri back from Des's workshop, Terry follows Mick and Gerry to this pub where they go to meet Merrick. It features extensively towards the end of the episode and Terry even uses the pub's real name when he calls Des to tell him where he is.

The Dukes Head Pub in 'You Need Hands' The Duke's Head Pub in 'You Need Hands'

Embankment also features in #3.1 Dead Men Do Tell Tales and #9.6 Gone With The Winchester.

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Closest Station: Putney Bridge (District Line)


WASTELAND/SEVEN STARS PUB - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
STAR LANE, OFF BATH ROAD (A4), TWYFORD, KNOWL HILL, READING, BERKSHIRE

Location found by: 45Doyle

Around 46 minutes, after Arthur has sneaked off to call Dave, Terry and Des come to this location where the episode reaches its conclusion.

Seven Stars Pub in 'You Need Hands' Seven Stars Pub in 'You Need Hands'

The wasteland where Merrick and his heavies are trapped by the digger is along Star Lane - H F Warner Ltd, Star Works (aerial shot below).

Wasteland in 'You Need Hands' Wasteland in 'You Need Hands'

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Closest Station: Twyford (First Great Western)


Last updated : 12th February 2016 by jno

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