Series 9 Episode 5 - Opportunity Knocks & Bruises

Filming Locations

ARTHUR MEETS WITH CECIL FOR LUNCH - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
HOUNSLOW HOUSE, LONDON ROAD, HOUNSLOW, TW3 1PD

Location found by: jno

At 10m54s, after Ray gives Arthur an idea throwing out some old junk, Arthur meets at the (now defunct) 'Saigon Restaurant' with Cecil to discuss a sale.

Saigon Restaurant in 'Opportunity Knocks And Bruises' Saigon Restaurant in 'Opportunity Knocks And Bruises'

At 12m06s, Ray arrives with the van for Cecil to have a look at the stuff, which he seems less than impressed with. By July 2015 this location had been demolished.

Saigon Restaurant in 'Opportunity Knocks And Bruises' Saigon Restaurant in 'Opportunity Knocks And Bruises'

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


ALEXEI NOLAN'S FAIRGROUND - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
LINFORD CHRISTIE STADIUM CAR PARK (PREVIOUSLY WEST LONDON STADIUM), ARTILLERY WAY OFF DU CANE ROAD, NR WORMWOOD SCRUBS, W12 0DF

Location found by: nry

At 13m40s, Arthur & Ray arrive at Alexei Nolan's fairground as Arthur sees a way to getting rid of his old stuff.

Alexei Nolan's Fairground in 'Opportunities Knocks And Bruises' Alexei Nolan's Fairground in 'Opportunity Knocks And Bruises'

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


ARTHUR GETS A WINDSCREEN WASH - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
168 CHURCH ROAD, WILLESDEN, NW10

Location found by: jno

At 27m09s, Arthur gets an unwanted screen wash here and unwittingly pays the youngster with Irish currency.

Unwanted screen wash in 'Opportunity Knocks And Bruises' Unwanted screen wash in 'Opportunity Knocks And Bruises'

As Arthur drives off, we see a view of Church Road.

Unwanted screen wash in 'Opportunity Knocks And Bruises' Unwanted screen wash in 'Opportunity Knocks And Bruises'

This location also features in #8.2 A Bouquet Of Barbed Wine, #8.6 The Last Temptation of Daley, #9.6 Gone With The Winchester and #9.10 Cars And Pints And Pains.

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


DAVE GOES TO THE BANK - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
141-143 KING STREET, HAMMERSMITH, W6

Location found by: jno

At 34m17s, Dave crosses the road to visit the Irish Trust Bank and exchange the Irish fifty pence pieces, opposite Frank Dale & Stepsons Limited.

Irish Trust Bank in 'Opportunity Knocks And Bruises' Irish Trust Bank in 'Opportunity Knocks And Bruises'

After stretching a rule and accepting the coins, the manager and his staff finally locate an all staff alert sent out many years ago about the stolen coins.

Irish Trust Bank in 'Opportunity Knocks And Bruises' Irish Trust Bank in 'Opportunity Knocks And Bruises'

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


THE HOTEL/LONGFORD SUITE - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
HEATHROW PARK HOTEL, BATH ROAD, LONGFORD, WEST DRAYTON

Location found by: jno

At 36m05s, Arthur & Ray head here to find Morley who has taken the dodgy fruit machine from the Winchester. They later return to win the money back. This hotel has been known more recently as The Thistle Heathrow Hotel.

Hotel in 'Opportunity Knocks And Bruises' Hotel in 'Opportunity Knocks And Bruises'

This location also features in #8.11 The Odds Couple and at the start of the previous episode #9.4 Looking For Mr Goodtime.

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Heathrow (Heathrow branch of the Piccadilly Line)


Last updated : 3rd March 2016 by jno

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