1985 Christmas Special - Minder On The Orient Express

Filming Locations

JACK SOUTH'S HOUSE - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
SHEEN COMMON DRIVE, RICHMOND, TW9

Location found by: nry

In the opening scene of this episode we see an exterior shot of gangster Jack South's house.

Jack South's house in 'Minder On The Orient Express' Jack South's house in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

This is located directly behind a similar-looking house that features in #5.5 Second Hand Pose.

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: North Sheen (South West Trains)


JACK SOUTH'S FUNERAL - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
KENSAL GREEN CEMETERY, HARROW ROAD, W10 4RA

Location found by: nry

At 03m39s, Jack South's burial takes place here.

Jack South's funeral in 'Minder On The Orient Express' Jack South's funeral in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

This location also features in #4.2 Senior Citizen Caine, #8.5 Guess Who's Coming To Pinner and #10.7 The Great Depression Of 1994.

Location on Streetmap.co.uk (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Kensal Green (Bakerloo Line/London Overground)


TEN YEARS LATER/ARTHUR DELIVERS THE MICROWAVE TO 'BOZZ' BOSWELL - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
BREWER STREET, WESTMINSTER, W1F

Location found by: nry

At 04m13s after reports of Jack South's widow being bankrupt we fast forward 10 years and see Arthur driving here.

Arthur delivers the microwave in 'Minder On The Orient Express' Arthur delivers the microwave in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

He pulls over near the junction with Wardour Street where he delivers a microwave oven to 'Bozz' Boswell.

Arthur delivers the microwave in 'Minder On The Orient Express' Arthur delivers the microwave in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

This location also features briefly in #1.10 The Dessert Song.

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


NIKKI'S BANK - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
WAITROSE, MOTCOMB STREET, SW1X 8GG

Location found by: Claire Louise

At 10m52s, Nikki South leaves the vaults with the Arsenal team picture, while her solicitor Dryden returns to the car.

Nikki collects the picture in 'Minder On The Orient Express' Nikki collects the picture in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

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Closest Station: Knightsbridge (Piccadilly Line)


NIKKI'S HOUSE - THEN & NOW - Pictures by SRHJ
WARWICK SQUARE MEWS, NR CLARENDON STREET, SW14 V

Location found by: nry

At 12m21s, Mark Graves arrives here at Nikki South's house to discuss her collection from the bank.

Nikki South's Mews House in 'Minder On The Orient Express' Nikki South's Mews House in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

This street also features in a series 1 episode of the ITV series 'King & Castle' called 'Partners'.

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


ROSEBERRY'S CLUB/MUGGING - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
JOHN STREET/ROGER STREET, BLOOMSBURY, CAMDEN, WC1N

Location found by: nry

At 18m09s, we see Terry bring Mr Roseberry's Mercedes around to the front of Roseberry's club where he is working.

Roseberry's Club in 'Minder On The Orient Express' Roseberry's Club in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

As he turns the corner into Roger Street it is here Terry sees Nikki being mugged.

Roseberry's Club in 'Minder On The Orient Express' Roseberry's Club in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

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


TERRY MEETS ARTHUR WHILE JOGGING - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
PRIMROSE HILL NR CAMDEN, NW1

Location found by: nry

At 22m50s, Terry meets Arthur while out jogging when Arthur questions Terry about his tickets for the Orient Express.

Roseberry's Club in 'Minder On The Orient Express' Terry meets Arthur while jogging in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

This location features in #2.5 Don't Tell Them Willie Boy Was Here and #8.7 A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In Shepherds Bush.

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Closest Station: Chalk Farm (Edgware Line branch of the Northern Line)


RYCOTT & MELISH LOOK FOR ARTHUR - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
CLARENDON ROAD, W11

Location found by: Felix De Burgh

At 28m37s, Melish leaves a building at this location and informs Rycott that Terry is off for a trip on the Orient Express.

Melish & Rycott in 'Minder On The Orient Express' Melish & Rycott in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

This location is near the scene of the bag snatch in #2.10 Diamonds Are A Girl's Worst Enemy.

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


GETTING ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
VICTORIA STATION, LONDON, SW1

Location found by: nry

Just before 29 minutes, after Arthur tells Annie a lie to stop her travelling with Terry, Arthur meets Terry at the train here, with Rycott hot on his tail with the subpoena for Brian Gamage.

Victoria station in 'Minder On The Orient Express' Victoria station in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

This location also features in #3.3 Rembrandt Doesn't Live Here Anymore.

Location on Streetmap.co.uk (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Victoria (District/Circle Line)


A VIEW FROM THE TRAIN 1 - ARTHUR READS THE MENU - THEN & NOW - Pictures by Archimedes
PASSING SPENCER STREET, SOUTHALL, UB2

Location found by: Archimedes

At 33m44s as the waiter asks Arthur if he can get him anything, we see a view of Spencer Street in Southall.

View from the train in 'Minder On The Orient Express' View from the train in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Southall


A VIEW FROM THE TRAIN 2 - TERRY RETURNS FROM THE TOILET - THEN & NOW - Pictures by Archimedes
PASSING BATTERSEA PARK ROAD/WINDERS ROAD, SW11 3HD

Location found by: Archimedes

At 35m18s as Terry returns from the toilet and his first encounter with Nikki on the train, the train passes Battersea Park Road and Winders Road.

View from the train in 'Minder On The Orient Express' View from the train in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

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Closest Station: Clapham Junction


A VIEW FROM THE TRAIN 3 - TERRY TELLS ARTHUR HE MET NIKKI - THEN & NOW - Pictures by Archimedes
PASSING EVERSLEIGH ROAD, SW11

Location found by: Archimedes

At 35m27s as Terry tells Arthur about his encounter with Nikki and Arthur mentions the word 'Brixton' - they are still in Battersea and pass Eversleigh Road.

View from the train in 'Minder On The Orient Express' View from the train in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Clapham Junction


AERIAL VIEW OF THE TRAIN 1 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
PULROSS ROAD, SW9

Location found by: nry

At 36m07s, we see an aerial view of Pulross Road/BelleFields Road as the train heads off towards Folkestone.

Pulross Road in 'Minder On The Orient Express' Pulross Road in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

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Closest Station: Victoria (District/Circle Line)


AERIAL VIEW OF THE TRAIN 2 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by Archimedes
PASSING POLICE STATION ROAD, WEST MALLING, ME19

Location found by: Archimedes

At 36m58s, the train is seen passing under the railway bridge at the market town of West Malling in Kent. The house on the right is on the approach to the bridge.

West Malling in 'Minder On The Orient Express' West Malling in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk (opens a new window)
Closest Station: West Malling (Southeastern Trains)


AERIAL VIEW OF THE TRAIN 3 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by Archimedes
PASSING SHEEPCOTE LANE, SWANLEY, BR8 7QR

Location found by: Archimedes

At 37m24s, just after Arthur & Terry order soup the train is seen passing Sheepcote Lane (the bend to the left shown) heading east towards Swanley. This is now further back towards London than the previous aerial shot.

Approaching Swanley in 'Minder On The Orient Express' Approaching Swanley in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

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Closest Station: Swanley (Southeastern Trains)


AERIAL VIEW OF THE TRAIN 4 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by Archimedes
EYNSFORD VIADUCT CROSSING LULLINGSTONE LANE, DARTFORD, DA4

Location found by: Archimedes

At 37m48s, the train has jumped closer to Folkestone again and is now crossing Eynsford Viaduct.

Eynsford Viaduct in 'Minder On The Orient Express' Eynsford Viaduct in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

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Closest Station: Eynsford (Southeastern/First Capital Connect Trains)


AERIAL VIEW OF THE TRAIN 5 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by Archimedes
PASSING A20 (ASHFORD ROAD), HARRIETSHAM TOWARDS OLD HAM LANE, LENHAM, KENT, ME17

Location found by: Archimedes

At 39m22s, the train passes the A20 heading from Harrietsham towards Lenham near Old Ham Lane.

Heading towards Lenham in 'Minder On The Orient Express' Heading towards Lenham in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

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Closest Station: Lenham (Southeastern Trains)


CATCHING THE FERRY - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
FOLKESTONE HARBOUR, FOLKESTONE

Location found by: nry

At 39m32s, we see an aerial view of Folkestone Harbour as the train arrives to catch a Sealink ferry - more information on the ferry itself here.

Folkestone Docks in 'Minder On The Orient Express' Folkestone Docks in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

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Closest Station: Folkestone


FERRY ARRIVES IN BOULOGNE - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
LA LIANE, BOULOGNE-SUR-MER, FRANCE

Location found by: nry

At 41m51s, the ferry arrives in France.

Boulogne Harbour in 'Minder On The Orient Express' Boulogne Harbour in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

Location on Google Maps (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Boulogne Ville


WALKING ALONG THE TRACK - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
(JUST ALONG THE TRACK FROM) CAFFIERS STATION, NORD-PAS-DE-CALAIS, FRANCE

Location found by: jno

At 1h33m45s, Arthur, Terry & Nikki are walking along this track next to a signal. This is about 300 metres along the track from the third and final station at the end (see background of shot and below).

Walking along the track in 'Minder On The Orient Express' Walking along the track in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

Location on Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Caffiers


FRENCH TRAIN STATION 1 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
FRÉTHUN STATION (PRE-REDEVELOPMENT), RUE DE LA GARE NR RUE DE SAINTE-MARGUERITE, 62185 FRÉTHUN, FRANCE

Location found by: Matthieu @ http://acacf.free.fr & jno

At 1h33m52s, Arthur, Terry & Nikki are walking along train tracks here towards the old station in Fréthun. Based on historical satellite images, it is likely this station and its immediate surroundings that all feature in the film were demolished sometime during 1988 and 1989. The two angled pylons seen below were still present in 2009 on route D304, immediately beyond the station car park.

Fréthun station in 'Minder On The Orient Express' Fréthun station in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

A completely new station now exists at this location, Calais-Frethun TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse) - which officially opened in September 1993. This is the first station on the continental side of the Eurostar route.

Fréthun station in 'Minder On The Orient Express' Fréthun station in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

Location on Google Maps (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Calais-Fréthun


FRENCH TRAIN STATION 2 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
PIHEN-LÈS-GUÎNES STATION, ROUTE DE GUÎNES, PAS-DE-CALAIS, FRANCE

Location found by: Archimedes

At 1h38m35s, the local train pulls in here.

Pihen station in 'Minder On The Orient Express' Pihen station in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

Mr Crane and Mr Hart then get on the train where the showdown with Terry & Nikki takes place.

Pihen station in 'Minder On The Orient Express' Pihen station in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

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Closest Station: Pihen-Lès-Guînes


FRENCH TRAIN STATION 3 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
CAFFIERS STATION, NORD-PAS-DE-CALAIS, FRANCE

Location found by: jno

At 1h41m, the local train that Arthur, Terry, Nikki & Chisholm have all caught comes to a stop following the fight on-board.

Caffiers station in 'Minder On The Orient Express' Caffiers station in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

Some young french lads on motorcycles spot the bag thrown from the train and grab it.

Caffiers station in 'Minder On The Orient Express' Caffiers station in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

The lads then ride off on the D271, along with the only clues to finding the fortune.

Caffiers station in 'Minder On The Orient Express' Caffiers station in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

With the fortune lost, Terry gives Crane one parting shot and Crane and Hart walk away along the platform.

Caffiers station in 'Minder On The Orient Express' Caffiers station in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

Arthur, Terry & Nikki then cross the track ready to catch a train home.

Caffiers station in 'Minder On The Orient Express' Caffiers station in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

Location on Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Caffiers


RYCOTT & MELISH ARRIVE AT THE WINCHESTER CLUB - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
CLARENDON ROAD, W11

Location found by: Archimedes

Just before 1h44m, Rycott & Melish arrive at the Winchester with the subpoena for Arthur, directly opposite the location they were seen at earlier in the episode.

Rycott & Melish arrive at The Winchester Club in 'Minder On The Orient Express' Rycott & Melish arrive at The Winchester Club in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Holland Park (Central Line)


ESCAPE FROM THE WINCHESTER CLUB - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
CLARENDON ROAD (OPPOSITE LANSDOWNE RISE), W11

Location found by: jno

At 1h45m, after confusion at The Winchester Club, Nikki, Arthur and Terry all escape and reappear here opposite Lansdowne Rise on Clarendon Road.

Final Scenes in 'Minder On The Orient Express' Final Scenes in 'Minder On The Orient Express'

This location is right next door to the final chase scene in #1.8 Come In T-64, Your Time Is Ticking Away.

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


Last updated : 1st August 2016 by jno

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