Series 5 Episode 6 - The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood

Filming Locations

FRUIT SHOP - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
65 ST HELENS GARDENS, W10 6LL

Location found by: nry

At the start of this episode, Terry is jogging and bumps into Justin outside a fruit shop on this street.

Fruit Shop in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood' Fruit Shop in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood'

The same location also features in #4.11 A Well Fashioned Fit Up, #5.4 The Second Time Around and #5.6 The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood.

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


EMBASSY CAFE - THEN & NOW - Pictures by Charly and Vlad
1-2 MORTIMER SQUARE NR ST ANNS ROAD, HAMMERSMITH, W10

Location found by: Charly

When Justin explains he needs to see Arthur, he and Terry go to this location at around 2½ minutes.

The Embassy Cafe in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood' The Embassy Cafe in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood'

Situated on the corner of Mortimer Square, this is close to many other locations used in The Terry McCann Years.

The Embassy Cafe in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood' The Embassy Cafe in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood'

The inside of this location also features in #6.2 Life In The Fast Food Lane.

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


TERRY & ARTHUR IN CAR - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
BRAMLEY ROAD NR SHALFLEET DRIVE, W10 6SZ

Location found by: nry

At 03m27s, we catch a glimpse out of Arthur's car driving at this location.

Driving in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood' Driving in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood'

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


FOOTBALL STADIUM - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
BRENTFORD FC, BRAEMAR ROAD, BRENTFORD, TW8 0NT

Location found by: jno

First seen just after 4 minutes when Justin visits Benno, this location features throughout this episode.

Brentford FC in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood' Brentford FC in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Maps (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Brentford (London Waterloo to Reading Line)


ARTHUR & TERRY MEET JUSTIN AT THE RESTAURANT - THEN & NOW - Pictures by felixdeburgh
SAN CARLO RISTORANTE, 2 HIGHGATE HIGH STREET, HIGHGATE, N6 5JL

Location found by: felixdeburgh

At 06m05s Arthur and Terry arrive here to meet Justin to discuss the football tickets. Look closely at the window behind the three of them in the original shot where you can just about make out the name of the restaurant.

Brentford Market - late 1960s in 'The Old School Tie' San Carlo Restaurant in The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood' San Carlo Restaurant in The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood'

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


ARTHUR MEETS WITH ALISDAIR - HOLIDAY INN, SWISS COTTAGE - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
MARRIOTT HOTEL, KING HENRY'S ROAD, REGENTS PARK, NW3

Location found by: jno

At the start of part two, just after 16 minutes, Arthur discusses finances with Alisdair here while Terry & Justin wait in the car.

The Holiday Inn in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood' The Holiday Inn in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood'

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


BENNO GETS THE TICKETS - WEMBLEY STADIUM - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
WEMBLEY STADIUM, HA9 0WS

Location found by: nry

At 32 minutes, Arthur, Terry, Benno & Justin head here to collect the football tickets.

Wembley Stadium in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood' Wembley Stadium in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Wembley Park (Metropolitan/Jubilee Line)


COLLECTING JUSTIN - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
QUEENSDALE CRESCENT NR ST ANNS ROAD, W11 4TJ

Location found by: nry

At 35 minutes, as Terry jumps out of the van we get a view of Queensdale Crescent, looking towards St Anns Road.

Collecting Justin in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood' Collecting Justin in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood'

As they return to the van you can clearly see 'Boxmoor House' behind them.

Collecting Justin in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood' Collecting Justin in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood'

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


DRIVING TO SCOTLAND 1 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
STAPLES CORNER, NORTH CIRCULAR ROAD, NW2 1LY

Location found by: nry

At 37m15s, the van drives past Staples Corner en route to Scotland - here Arthur asks Terry if he has his passport.

Driving to Scotland in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood' Driving to Scotland in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Brent Cross (Northern Line - Edgware Branch)


DRIVING TO SCOTLAND 2 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
M6 MOTORWAY NR CORLEY SERVICES, CV7 8NR

Location found by: nry

At 37m40s, the van drives past Corley Services on the M6 - previously 'Trusthouse Forte' more recently known as 'Welcome Break'.

Corley Services in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood' Corley Services in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Bedworth (Coventry to Nuneaton Line)


DRIVING TO SCOTLAND 3 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
SALFORD CIRCUS ROUNDABOUT, SPAGHETTI JUNCTION, VIEW FROM 'THE ARMADA' PUB, POWICK ROAD/SLADE ROAD, ERDINGTON, B23 7NY

Location found by: Eastway

At 37m44s, the van has reached Spaghetti Junction where Arthur tells Terry he thinks they should have stayed on the M1.

Spaghetti Junction in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood' Spaghetti Junction in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood'

In the next shot, Cedric (Derek Martin) suggests this might be "Daley's Magical Mystery Tour" as he drives on the opposite side of the roundabout.

Spaghetti Junction in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood' Spaghetti Junction in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Gravelly Hill (Redditch-Birmingham New Street-Lichfield Cross-City Line)


DRIVING TO SCOTLAND 4 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
JUNCTION 3, M4 EASTBOUND, TW5

Location found by: nry

At 38m36s, as Arthur begins to sing 'The Skye Boat Song', the van is driving eastwards towards London, with a view from the bridge on Southall Lane, Hounslow.

M4 Eastbound in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood' M4 Eastbound in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood'

The same motorway junction location also features in #11.3 The Art Of The Matter.

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Hayes & Harlington


DRIVING TO SCOTLAND 5 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
BETWEEN HESTON SERVICES (WESTBOUND) & JUNCTION 3, M4 WESTBOUND, TW5

Location found by: nry

At 38m47s, the van is still on the M4, this time heading westbound, the camera positioned on the exit slip road at Heston Services.

M4 Westbound in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood' M4 Westbound in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood'

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


MOTORWAY SERVICES - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
M4 SERVICES (WESTBOUND), HESTON, TW5 9NB

Location found by: jno

At 39m11s, the van pulls off into a motorway services which we believe is halfway to Scotland. It is in fact just outside London on the westbound M4.

Motorway services in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood' Motorway services in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood'

Heston Services and 'NMT House' seen in the background also feature in the 1988 Christmas Special #7.0 An Officer & A Car Salesman.

Motorway services in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood' Motorway services in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood'

As Benno legs it from the services, he leaves by the rear entrance and we catch a glimpse of the walkway alongside.

Motorway services in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood' Motorway services in 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood'

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


Last updated : 2nd August 2017 by jno

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