Series 5 Episode 2 - What Makes Shamy Run?

Filming Locations

ARTHUR ASKS FOR DIRECTIONS - THEN & NOW - Pictures by John G
CH N.KATZ - 92 BRICK LANE, TOWER HAMLETS, E1 6

Location found by: John G

At the start of the episode, we find Arthur in Brick Lane looking for number 120 Brick Lane 'Zankar Music & Video' where he is trying to locate Shamy. In the recent shot, the distinctive CH N.KATZ sign is still visible and the building looks very similar.

92 Brick Lane in 'What Makes Shamy Run?' 92 Brick Lane in 'What Makes Shamy Run?'

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Closest Station: Aldgate East (Hammersmith & City Line)


VIDEO SHOP & CAFÉ - THEN & NOW - Pictures by John G
120 BRICK LANE, TOWER HAMLETS, E1 6

Location found by: John G

The video shop and the café next door feature several times in the episode. This location is hardly recognisable today. In 2011, the Preem Balti Restaurant and Balti House was found at this location.

Video Shop 120 Brick Lane in 'What Makes Shamy Run?' Video Shop 120 Brick Lane in 'What Makes Shamy Run?'

When Arthur discovers he has forged notes at the Winchester, he returns with Terry to Brick Lane to find Shamy. Here they can be seen outside number 67 the "Modern Saree Centre", the same location as where Arthur illegally parks his car in the opening scene.

67 Brick Lane in 'What Makes Shamy Run?' 67 Brick Lane in 'What Makes Shamy Run?'

A few moments later, Terry chases Shamy from the video shop and there is a brief shot of Brick Lane from the shop.

Chase from Video Shop 120 Brick Lane in 'What Makes Shamy Run?' Chase from Video Shop 120 Brick Lane in 'What Makes Shamy Run?'

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Closest Station: Aldgate East (Hammersmith & City Line)


TERRY CHASES SHAMY - THEN & NOW - Pictures by Eastway
FOURNIER STREET, E1

Location found by: Eastway

At 13m57s as Terry runs after Shamy, Shamy takes a little rest here. In the distance we see a shot of Christ Church Spitalfields.

Shamy takes a rest in 'What Makes Shamy Run?' Shamy takes a rest in 'What Makes Shamy Run?'

At 14m05s Terry is still in pursuit and runs along the same street.

Shamy takes a rest in 'What Makes Shamy Run?' Shamy takes a rest in 'What Makes Shamy Run?'

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Closest Station: Aldgate East (Hammersmith & City Line)


TERRY CATCHES UP WITH SHAMY - THEN & NOW - Pictures by Eastway
BRUSHFIELD STREET, E1

Location found by: Eastway

The chase continues on to Brushfield Street, the home of Spitalfields Market.

Terry catches up with Shamy in 'What Makes Shamy Run?' Terry catches up with Shamy in 'What Makes Shamy Run?'

At 14m32s Terry finally catches up with a shattered Shamy just along the street. Christ Church Spitalfields is visible in the background here.

Terry catches up with Shamy in 'What Makes Shamy Run?' Terry catches up with Shamy in 'What Makes Shamy Run?' 

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Closest Station: Liverpool Street (Central/Circle/Hammersmith & City/Metropolitan Line)


DISCUSSING SHAMY'S DEBT - THEN & NOW - Pictures by John G
SEVEN STARS PUB, 76 BRICK LANE, TOWER HAMLETS, E1 6

Location found by: John G

At 14m44s, after Terry has caught up with Shamy, he brings him back to Arthur who is waiting outside this shop, at number 55 Brick Lane.

Terry returns Shamy to Arthur in 'What Makes Shamy Run?' Terry returns Shamy to Arthur in 'What Makes Shamy Run?'

Later they take him to what was The Seven Stars pub, near Christ Church School on Brick Lane. This location has since been an Indian Restaurant amongst other things. At 17m16s, the three of them leave at a side entrance.

Leaving The Seven Stars Pub in 'What Makes Shamy Run?' Leaving The Seven Stars Pub in 'What Makes Shamy Run?'

The three walk around to the front of the pub. Arthur gets into his car and Shamy appeals to Terry for another chance. From this shot you can clearly see Christ Church School on the right of each shot.

Leaving The Seven Stars Pub in 'What Makes Shamy Run?' Leaving The Seven Stars Pub in 'What Makes Shamy Run?'

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Closest Station: Aldgate East (Hammersmith & City Line)


SHAMY STEALS THE VIDEO - THEN & NOW - Pictures by John G
HANBURY STREET, TOWER HAMLETS, E1 6

Location found by: John G

Shamy steals the film and heads straight for Terry's car, which is parked the wrong way on Hanbury Street opposite the video shop. After Shamy jumps in, Terry drives off the wrong way down a one way street!

Shamy steals the video in 'What Makes Shamy Run?' Shamy steals the video in 'What Makes Shamy Run?'

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Closest Station: Aldgate East (Hammersmith & City Line)


HOLLAND PARK BARBER SHOP - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
45 SAINT ANN'S ROAD, HAMMERSMITH, W11 4ST

Location found by: jno

At 20m50s, Chisholm and Jones come here on the hunt for the source of the forged notes where hairdresser Robbie Coltrane describes The Syrup to them.

Holland Park Barber Shop in 'What Makes Shamy Run?' Holland Park Barber Shop in 'What Makes Shamy Run?'

Notice the sign behind Jones is still exactly the same, as well as the protruding shop sign - in 2015, this location was still a hairdressing salon.

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


LEINSTER HOTEL - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
LEINSTER SQUARE, PADDINGTON, W11 4ST

Location found by: jno

At 25m26s, after Shamy and Terry escape with the film, they go to this location and are subsequently joined by Arthur.

Leinster Hotel in 'What Makes Shamy Run?' Leinster Hotel in 'What Makes Shamy Run?'

After forged notes turn up here as well, DC Jones arrives to investigate and again Shamy makes a run for it. Jones chases Shamy out of the hotel and heads towards Hereford Road.

Leinster Hotel in 'What Makes Shamy Run?' Leinster Hotel in 'What Makes Shamy Run?'

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Closest Station: Bayswater (Circle/District Line)


DENISE TAKES A TEST DRIVE 1 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by Eastway
STERNDALE ROAD, HAMMERSMITH, W14

Location found by: Eastway

At 28m26s, Denise starts her test drive with Arthur at this location, just along from the car lot.

Arthur takes a test drive out in 'What Makes Shamy Run?' Arthur takes a test drive out in 'What Makes Shamy Run?'

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Closest Station: Goldhawk Road (Hammersmith & City Line)


DENISE TAKES A TEST DRIVE 2 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by Eastway
DORANDO CLOSE, W12

Location found by: Eastway

At 28m34s, they are now in Dorando Close where White City Stadium is visible on their left.

Arthur takes a test drive out in 'What Makes Shamy Run?' Arthur takes a test drive out in 'What Makes Shamy Run?'

This location also features #3.11 Poetic Justice, Innit? and #3.13 In.

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Closest Station: White City (Central Line)


POLICE STATION - THEN & NOW - Pictures by Eastway
BARLBY ROAD, W10

Location found by: Eastway

At 33m56s, we see some interior shots of the police station. Watch carefully as Chisholm looks out the window to see a brief shot of the house on Barlby Road.

Police Station in 'What Makes Shamy Run?' Police Station in 'What Makes Shamy Run?'

This same building, the old Talbot factory on Barlby Road also features in #5.5 Second Hand Pose and in #10.8 On The Autofront.

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Closest Station: Ladbroke Grove (Hammersmith Line)


MAGISTRATES COURT - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
LARMENIER & SACRED HEART SCHOOL, BROOK GREEN, W6 7BL

Location found by: nry

Just after 38 minutes, after realising a connection with Shamy's forged notes, Chisholm & Jones go to this location to obtain a search warrant for Arthur's lockup.

Magistrates Court in 'What Makes Shamy Run?' Magistrates Court in 'What Makes Shamy Run?'

The street outside this location also features in #1.11 You Gotta Have Friends.

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Closest Station: Hammersmith (District Line)


Last updated : 12th February 2016 by jno

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