Series 10 Episode 2 - Another Case Of Van Blank

Filming Locations

PASS'N'GO DRIVING SCHOOL - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
GOLDHAWK ROAD, HAMMERSMITH, W12

Location found by: jno

At the start of this episode, we see Arthur visit Wally at his Pass'n'Go driving school - opposite number 30 and Pennard Mansions on Goldhawk Road.

Wally's Pass'n'Go Driving School in 'Another Case of Van Blank' Wally's Pass'n'Go Driving School in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

If you watch carefully in this short scene you can clearly see some interested on-lookers in the background.

Wally's Pass'n'Go Driving School in 'Another Case of Van Blank' Wally's Pass'n'Go Driving School in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

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


DRIVING TO DOVER - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
B4492, PARK ROYAL ROAD (NR LOWER PARK TRADING ESTATE), W3 6XA

Location found by: jno

At 08m49s, after Arthur has told Dave to climb aboard, we see Arthur, Ray & Dave driving along this road towards Dover. This is not far from the lockup.

Driving to Dover in 'Another Case of Van Blank' Driving to Dover in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

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


CROSSING THE CHANNEL - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
DOVER FERRY PORT, DOVER

Location found by: jno

At 09m21s, the van reaches the port of Dover, and around 12 minutes we get a view of the white cliffs from on board the ferry.

White Cliffs of Dover in 'Another Case of Van Blank' White Cliffs of Dover in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

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


DISEMBARKING & HEADING TO CALAIS - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
QUAI DE LA LOIRE/RUE DU QUAI DE LA LOIRE, PORT OF CALAIS, 62100 CALAIS

Location found by: jno

At 12m58s we see the first shots of the port of Calais. Filmed in 1993 much redevelopment has taken place here, making this location almost unrecognisable. However, the same building is clearly visible in both shots.

Disembarking in 'Another Case of Van Blank' Disembarking in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

As they turn around on Quai De La Loire, you can just about see Calais town hall on the left of the shot, along with a lamppost and a warehouse in the background that still exist in the more recent shot.

Disembarking in 'Another Case of Van Blank' Disembarking in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

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CHEZ MADELAINE/TOWN SQUARE - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
PLACE CRÈVECOEUR/RUE RÉAUMUR, 62100 CALAIS

Location found by: jno

At 13m42s, upon arrival in Calais, Arthur, Ray & Dave look for the café to meet Henry and stand on Place Crèvecoeur near Rue Babinet.

Town Square in 'Another Case of Van Blank' Town Square in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

They then walk across the car parking area and approach Chez Madelaine.

Town Square in 'Another Case of Van Blank' Town Square in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

Eventually they end up in Chez Madelaine - on the corner of Rue Réaumur, known for many years as 'Café De L'Union' it is now a Boutique.

Chez Madelaine in 'Another Case of Van Blank' Chez Madelaine in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

The same location also features later in the episode as Arthur & Ray return and Arthur's police convoy returns to the police station.

Chez Madelaine in 'Another Case of Van Blank' Chez Madelaine in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

Link in Google Maps (opens a new window)


CALAIS OUEST, MAMMOTH HYPERMARKET - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
PORT GIS NEZ ENTRANCE, AUCHAN COMPLEX, AVENUE ROGER SALENGRO, ROUTE DE BOULOGNE (RN1), COQUELLES, 62100 CALAIS

Location found by: delshannon

At 18m57s Ray & Dave are seen leaving a Mammoth Hypermarket where Ray asks Dave if Arthur has ever played away.

Hypermarket in 'Another Case of Van Blank' Hypermarket in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

This area has been redeveloped slightly since filming but the surrounding restaurant buildings confirm this is the exact location.

Link in Google Maps (opens a new window)


MISSING THE FERRY - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
ACCUEIL CAMPING-CARS/MOTORHOME AREA, DIGUE GASTON BERTHE, AVENUE RAYMOND POINCARÉ, 62100 CALAIS

Location found by: jno

At 21m10s after Ray & Dave have finally grabbed Arthur from Chez Madelaine, we are treated to this wonderful sight of all three missing the last ferry of the day.

Missing the ferry in 'Another Case of Van Blank' Missing the ferry in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

This area is seconds away from 'Le Sybilian' restaurant where Arthur is first seen driving with Henry to the scene of the robbery.

Link in Google Maps (opens a new window)


LOOKING FOR A HOTEL/HOTEL L'OVALE - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
AVENUE DU PRÉSIDENT WILSON/NR RUE GARIBALDI, 62100 CALAIS

Location found by: jno

At 21m45s at the start of part two, the van is seen driving along this street near Calais town hall as Arthur, Ray & Dave look for a hotel to stay in.

Looking for a hotel in 'Another Case of Van Blank' Looking for a hotel in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

Link in Google Maps (opens a new window)


HOTEL BASTILLE/OVERNIGHT STAY - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
21/23 RUE GARIBALDI/RUE DE LA PASSERELLE, 62100 CALAIS

Location found by: jno

At 21m46s at the start of part two, Arthur, Ray & Dave finally find a hotel to stay in Calais overnight and drive along Rue De La Passerelle.

Hotel Bastille in 'Another Case of Van Blank' Hotel Bastille in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

At 24m53s they leave the hotel to discover the van has been broken into and we see a view from the corner of Rue Garibaldi.

Hotel Bastille in 'Another Case of Van Blank' Hotel Bastille in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

Arthur then tells Ray & Dave that unfortunately his insurance policy won't be covering the cost of the theft from the van.

Hotel Bastille in 'Another Case of Van Blank' Hotel Bastille in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

Link in Google Maps (opens a new window)


POLICE STATION 'HOTEL DE POLICE' - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
PLACE DE LORRAINE NR RUE DE MARÉCHAUX, 62100 CALAIS

Location found by: jno

At 26m05s, after the van is broken into, Arthur, Ray and Dave go to the local police station to report the crime.

Police station in 'Another Case of Van Blank' Police Station in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

At 42m21s, Ray and Dave return to the police station with Madelaine in her car, and drive along Rue de Maréchaux just alongside the police station.

Police station in 'Another Case of Van Blank' Police station in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

Link in Google Maps (opens a new window)


SPLITTING UP/TOWN HALL - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
MAIRIE, PLACE DE SOLDAT INCONNU, 62100 CALAIS

Location found by: jno

At 29m09s, they leave the police station and go here where Ray suggests finding a nice cafe and having a drink to salvage one good memory from the whole expedition.

The three split up in 'Another Case of Van Blank' The three split up in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

As Arthur decides to see Henry and they agree to meet later, Arthur reminds Dave that he hasn't got any money.

The three split up in 'Another Case of Van Blank' The three split up in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

A frustrated Dave tells Arthur that he will pay him back as soon as they return to England.

The three split up in 'Another Case of Van Blank'  The three split up in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

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RAY AND DAVE GO FOR DINNER - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
11 RUE DE LA MER (MORE RECENTLY 'LE SIXTIES'), 62100 CALAIS

Location found by: jno

At 31 minutes Ray and Dave are at this restaurant/bar, with a view of the 13th century watch tower in the background on Place d'Armes.

Ray & Dave go for a meal in 'Another Case of Van Blank' Ray & Dave go for a meal in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

At 33m16s we see the view of Rue De La Mer opposite from inside the restaurant.

Ray & Dave go for a meal in 'Another Case of Van Blank' Ray & Dave go for a meal in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

Ray then asks Dave about the story of how Arthur and 'er indoors got together.

Ray & Dave go for a meal in 'Another Case of Van Blank' Ray & Dave go for a meal in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

Link in Google Maps (opens a new window)


ARTHUR DRIVES WITH HENRY 1 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
AVENUE RAYMOND POINCARÉ, 62100 CALAIS

Location found by: nry

At 31m41s, after trying to salvage a deal, Arthur drives Henry in the van here, passing the 'Le Sybilian' restaurant and Henry reminds Arthur to drive on the right.

Arthur drives with Henry in 'Another Case of Van Blank' Arthur drives with Henry in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

This location is seconds away from the seafront where Arthur, Ray & Dave all miss the final ferry of the day (see above).

Link in Google Maps (opens a new window)


ARTHUR DRIVES WITH HENRY 2 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
DIG GASTON BERTHE, 62100 CALAIS

Location found by: nry

At 32m06s, Arthur & Henry are driving along the seafront where Henry offers Arthur beta-blockers.

Arthur drives with Henry in 'Another Case of Van Blank' Arthur drives with Henry in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

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ARTHUR DRIVES WITH HENRY 3 - COLLECTING LOUIS - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
RUE DE LA MER, RUE DE LA MARINE (NR RUE VIGIER), SANGATTE, 62100 CALAIS

Location found by: nry

At 32m21s, Arthur & Henry arrive here and collect Louis from a beach chalet.

Arthur drives with Henry in 'Another Case of Van Blank' Arthur drives with Henry in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

As he approaches the car park we catch a brief glimpse of the narrow street (Rue Del La Marine) directly behind the van.

Arthur drives with Henry in 'Another Case of Van Blank' Arthur drives with Henry in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

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ARTHUR DRIVES WITH HENRY 4 - BRIDGE - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
ROUTE DE GUÎNES (D127), L'ÉCLUSE, 62137 COULOGNE

Location found by: nry

At 34 minutes, Arthur & Henry cross a bridge, turning from Route De Guînes into Rue de l'Ecluse Carrée (D247E1).

Arthur drives with Henry in 'Another Case of Van Blank' Arthur drives with Henry in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

They cross the 'Canal de Calais à Guînes' and on the other side of the bridge, another car follows them.

Arthur drives with Henry in 'Another Case of Van Blank' Arthur drives with Henry in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

Another car then crosses the bridge which we later discover belongs to the French police. The structure above the bridge no longer exists here.

Arthur drives with Henry in 'Another Case of Van Blank' Arthur drives with Henry in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

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ROBBING THE FACTORY - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
COOPÉRATIVE AGRICOLE LA FLANDRE, 28 RUE DE GUIZELIN, 62340 GUÎNES

Location found by: jno

At 34m45s, Arthur & Henry's men arrive at the factory, unaware that the police have followed them there.

Robbery location in 'Another Case of Van Blank' Robbery location in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

As Arthur pulls up alongside, Henry is quick to settle up while his men load the booze into the van.

Robbery location in 'Another Case of Van Blank' Robbery location in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

Moments later the police arrive and Arthur, Henry and the gang are all arrested.

Robbery location in 'Another Case of Van Blank' Robbery location in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

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ARTHUR SAYS GOODBYE TO MADELAINE - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
PORT DE CALAIS, NR AVENUE DU COMMANDANT COUSTEAU, CALAIS

Location found by: jno

At 46 minutes, Arthur says goodbye to Madelaine here and informs her that 'Daley into Europe' might be taking less of a hands-on approach in Europe from now on.

Arthur says goodbye to Madelaine in 'Another Case of Van Blank' Arthur says goodbye to Madelaine in 'Another Case of Van Blank'

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In loving memory of my old pal Gerald Leberl (1976-2012) - friend, winemaker and sadly missed. jno



Last updated : 3rd March 2016 by jno

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