Series 3 Episode 7 - The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs

Filming Locations

SPENCER LEAVES WORK - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
DU CANE ROAD, W12

Location found by: Eastway

At the start of this episode we see bent screw Spencer leaving work.

Spencer leaves work in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs' Spencer leaves work in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs'

This location also features in #1.2 Bury My Half At Waltham Green, #9.6 Gone With The Winchester and #10.9 Bring Me The Head Of Arthur Daley.

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: East Acton (Central Line)


KATE DRIVES TO MEET SPENCER - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
A40 WESTWAY (NR WOOD LANE/A3320), W12

Location found by: Eastway

At 02m01s, Kate joins the Westway to meet Spencer.

Kate drives to Spencer in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs' Kate drives to Spencer in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs'

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


SPENCER MEETS KATE - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
BENNELONG CLOSE, OFF A40 WESTWAY NR DORANDO CLOSE, W12

Location found by: Eastway

At 01m47s, Spencer arrives here in his red Ford Escort to wait for Kate to arrive around 02m11s. This street no longer exists having been built on.

Meeting Kate in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs' Meeting Kate in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs'

As Kate pulls alongside Spencer the building behind them is still there.

Meeting Kate in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs' Meeting Kate in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: White City (Central Line)


BILLINGS' ALLOTMENT - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
PUTNEY VALE ALLOTMENTS, STAG LANE NR STROUD CRESCENT, SW15 3EJ

Location found by: jno

At 05m25s Spencer arrives here to tell former Police Superintendent Billings that Arthur will collect Ernie when he leaves prison. Billings then tells Spencer about Ernie's court case.

Billings' allotments in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs' Billings' allotments in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs'

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


DRIVING TO HAMPSTEAD HEATH 1/ERNIE THROWS CLOTHES FROM THE CAR - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
DEODAR ROAD, WANDSWORTH, NR PUTNEY BRIDGE

Location found by: nry

As soon as Ernie is released from prison, he sets off with Arthur and Terry to Hampstead. At 10 minutes Ernie throws his clothes out of Arthur's car on Deodar Road.

Ernie throws his clothes out of the car in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs' Ernie throws his clothes out of the car in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs'

This location also features in #2.7 The Beer Hunter.

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


DRIVING TO HAMPSTEAD HEATH 2/TURNING THE CORNER - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
LOWER TERRACE/UPPER TERRACE, CAMDEN NW3

Location found by: jno

Along the way, they turn from Lower Terrace to Upper Terrace, NW3 (formerly NW6).

Driving to Hampstead in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs' Driving to Hampstead in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs'

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


DRIVING TO HAMPSTEAD HEATH 3 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
DOWNSHIRE HILL, CAMDEN, NW3

Location found by: nry

Just after 12 minutes, Arthur's jag is now seen approaching Heath Road on Downshire Hill, near Willow Road.

Driving to Hampstead in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs' Driving to Hampstead in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Hampstead Heath (Overground - North London Line)


THE TOWER HOTEL - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
SAINT KATHARINE'S WAY, LONDON E1W 1LD

Location found by: jno

First seen at 17m06s, with nowhere to stay, Arthur and Terry take Ernie to this hotel where much of this episode is based. The hotel is situated on the east side of Tower Bridge.

The Tower Hotel in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs' The Tower Hotel in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Maps (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Tower Hill (District/Circle Line)


NATIONAL MERCIA BANK 'THE CARING BANK' - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
ACORN HOUSE, 5 CHERTSEY ROAD, WOKING, SURREY, GU21 5AB

Location identified by: NickP

At 27m16s, Arthur, Terry and Ernie go here where Ernie is expecting to collect his money.

National Mercia Bank in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs' National Mercia Bank in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs'

After Ernie realises he's been turned over he storms out and we catch a brief glimpse of the buildings opposite.

National Mercia Bank in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs' National Mercia Bank in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Woking (South Western Main Line)


BILLINGS LEAVES THE POLICE STATION - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
LEMAN STREET, E1 8EY

Location found by: Felix De Burgh

At 35m04s we see Billings leaving this police station.

Grundy leaves the police station in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs' Grundy leaves the police station in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs'

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


DRIVING TO THE PET SHOP - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
CHARTFIELD AVENUE (VIEW OF GRANARD AVENUE), PUTNEY, SW15

Location found by: Archimedes

At 42m42s, Arthur, Terry and Ernie are driving along this road on their way to the pet shop, the camera position at the corner of Luttrell Avenue.

Driving to the pet shop in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs' Driving to the pet shop in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Putney (South West Trains)/East Putney (District Line)


WIDOW'S PET SHOP - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
LACY ROAD, SW15

Location found by: jno

Just after 43 minutes, Ernie, Arthur and Terry all arrive at this location looking for Mrs Knight, the widow of the bank manager that stole Ernie's cash.

Widow's Shop in Lacy Road Widow's Shop in Lacy Road

They are soon joined by Kate, Billings and Spencer.

Widow's Shop in Lacy Road Widow's Shop in Lacy Road

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


CAR CHASE 1 - KATE & TERRY PURSUE SPENCER - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
LACY ROAD/GWALIOR ROAD/MASCOTTE ROAD, SW15

Location found by: nry

At 46m, Spencer decides to leave the shop claiming he will go to the press with Ernie's story. Kate and Terry go after him in Kate's Porsche.

Car Chase in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs' Car Chase in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs'

Deciding not to pursue Spencer into Gwalior Road, Kate and Terry drive straight on and turn left into Mascotte Road.

Car Chase in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs' Car Chase in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs'

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


CAR CHASE 2 - KATE & TERRY PURSUE SPENCER - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
FLORIAN ROAD, SW15

Location found by: Eastway

At 46m26s, we see Spencer speeding along here after his left turn in the previous scene. This is just under a mile away from where he turns left.

Car Chase in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs' Car Chase in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs'

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


CAR CHASE 3 - KATE & TERRY PURSUE SPENCER - THEN & NOW - Pictures by euston
MERIVALE ROAD, SW15

Location found by: euston

At 46m32s, Kate's Porsche is driving along this road.

Car Chase in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs' Car Chase in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Wandsworth Road (Southern Trains)


CAR CHASE 4 - KATE & TERRY PURSUE SPENCER - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
RANELAGH GARDENS/EDENHURST AVENUE, SW6

Location found by: nry

The chase then continues on the other side of the Thames, with the Escort driving past Napier Court.

Car Chase in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs' Car Chase in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs'

Kate & Terry can then be seen approaching from Edenhurst Avenue in the Porsche.

Car Chase in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs' Car Chase in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs'

The chase finally ends at the arch at the end of Ranelagh Gardens, where Terry gets out and pursues on foot.

Car Chase in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs' Car Chase in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs'

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


TERRY CHASES SPENCER ON FOOT - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
FULHAM RAILWAY BRIDGE, RIVER THAMES

Location found by: nry

The final part of the chase scene is on Fulham Railway Bridge, just along the river from Putney Bridge.

Terry chases Spencer on foot in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs' Terry chases Spencer on foot in 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Putney Bridge (District Line)


Last updated : 29th February 2016 by jno

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