Series 5 Episode 8 - The Balance Of Power

Filming Locations

OPENING SCENE - ARTHUR OVERTAKEN BY TAXI - THEN & NOW - Pictures by Eastway
BROOK GREEN, W6

Location found by: Eastway

At the start of this episode Arthur and Terry are driving to the car lot when they are overtaken by an impatient taxi.

Opening scene in 'The Balance of Power' Opening scene in 'The Balance of Power'

In the shot immediately after this, Arthur & Terry are still on Brook Green just a little bit further back. 

Opening scene in 'The Balance of Power' Opening scene in 'The Balance of Power'

This location features in various Minder episodes including #1.11 You Gotta Have Friends, #2.13 Caught In The Act, Fact and #6.2 Life In The Fast Food Lane.

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


TOWN HALL - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
ISLINGTON TOWN HALL, UPPER STREET (NR RICHMOND GROVE/BARNSBURY STREET), ISLINGTON, N1

Location found by: jno

First seen around 5 minutes - furious with the removal of cars at the car lot, Arthur heads to the town hall for some answers and parks in the mayor's space.

Upper Street, Islington in 'The Balance of Power' Upper Street, Islington in 'The Balance of Power'

In all shots you can just about see the 'Sutton Dwellings' sign, referring to the Sutton Estate directly opposite.

Upper Street, Islington in 'The Balance of Power' Upper Street, Islington in 'The Balance of Power'

This location is just along the road from the Islington Council offices that feature in #7.6 The Wrong Goodbye.

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Highbury & Islington (Victoria Line)


NAFF NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FAIR FIGHTING - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
ALL STARS BOXING GYM, 576 HARROW ROAD (NR ALPERTON STREET), W10

Location found by: Felix De Burgh

At 16m05s, Arthur visits Terry here as Julie is doing an article on Terry for her newspaper.

Terry trains at the gym in 'The Balance of Power' Terry trains at the gym in 'The Balance of Power'

This location also features in #4.1 Rocky Eight And A Half and #8.4 Three Cons Make A Mountain.

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


CANVASSING FOR VOTES - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
DALGARNO GARDENS, W10

Location found by: jno

Just after 20 minutes, Arthur and Terry set off canvassing in their van, turning from the corner of Highlever Road into Dalgarno Gardens.

Dalgarno Gardens in 'The Balance of Power' Dalgarno Gardens in 'The Balance of Power'

Moments later they knock on the first of two houses, the first located at number 106. The lady at the door replies "Sorry, we're all Church of England".

Dalgarno Gardens in 'The Balance of Power' Dalgarno Gardens in 'The Balance of Power'

Arthur then jumps the hedge to knock on the house next door. In the episode itself, the number 108 can be seen on the door.

Dalgarno Gardens in 'The Balance of Power' Dalgarno Gardens in 'The Balance of Power'

The buildings opposite in Dalgarno Gardens also feature in #10.9 Bring Me The Head Of Arthur Daley.

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


JULIE LOOKS FOR ARTHUR & TERRY - THEN & NOW - Pictures by Eastway
BARLBY ROAD, W10

Location found by: Eastway

At 22m33s Julie is in a taxi driving here as she looks for Arthur and Terry.

Julie looks for Arthur & Terry in 'The Balance of Power' Julie looks for Arthur & Terry in 'The Balance of Power'

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


CHOCOLATE BRIBES ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL - THEN & NOW - Pictures by Eastway
SECOND AVENUE, W10

Location found by: Eastway

At 27m39s Arthur and Terry go here, where Arthur bribes a resident with a box of chocolates and promises to fix her bathroom leak.

On the campaign trail in 'The Balance of Power' On the campaign trail in 'The Balance of Power'

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


'I HAD A DREAM' MEETING/POLLING STATION - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
ST SIMONS HALL, MACROOM ROAD, WESTMINSTER, W9

Location found by: nry

Around 36 minutes Arthur's 'I Had A Dream' meeting is held here.

The Polling Station in 'The Balance Of Power' The Polling Station in 'The Balance Of Power'

This is also the location of the polling station first seen at 46 minutes.

The Polling Station in 'The Balance Of Power' The Polling Station in 'The Balance Of Power'

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


Last updated by : 15th January 2016 by jno

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