Series 10 Episode 8 - On The Autofront

Filming Locations

PETROL STATION - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
66 OXFORD ROAD, DENHAM, UXBRIDGE, UB9 4DN

Location found by: Archimedes

In the opening scenes of this episode Arthur fills up at this petrol station. As Arthur pays the attendant (played by Soo Drouet), she offers him an air freshener that is supposed to relax people.

Petrol Station in 'On The Autofront' Petrol Station in 'On The Autofront'

As a punter buys a bar of 'After Dark' chocolate we see a brief glimpse of the houses opposite.

Petrol Station in 'On The Autofront' Petrol Station in 'On The Autofront'

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


GEDLEY'S CAR SALES - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
HIGH STREET, UXBRIDGE, UB8 1UW

Location found by: jno

First seen at 03m46s, this location features several times throughout this episode.

Gedley's Car Sales in 'On The Autofront' Gedley's Car Sales in 'On The Autofront'

This location is now the site of the Chimes Shopping Centre and directly opposite Uxbridge Civic Centre.

Gedley's Car Sales in 'On The Autofront' Gedley's Car Sales in 'On The Autofront'

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


CARSON'S ANTIQUES - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
ROOTES DRIVE/BARLBY ROAD, W10

Location found by: Archimedes

First seen at 04m32s, this location features throughout the episode and is where Gedley drives the Volvo into the shop.

Carson's Antiques in 'On The Autofront' Carson's Antiques in 'On The Autofront'

The shop frontage is all props and this location is actually the end of the old Talbot car factory.

Carson's Antiques in 'On The Autofront' Carson's Antiques in 'On The Autofront'

This location also features in #5.2 What Makes Shamy Run? and #5.5 Second Hand Pose.

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


TEST DRIVING THE VOLVO 1 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
NOEL ROAD, NORTH ACTON, W3

Location found by: jno

At 13m15s at the start of the test drive, Grant Gedley stops the Volvo here to allow a pensioner to cross the road.

Test driving the Volvo in 'On The Autofront' Test driving the Volvo in 'On The Autofront'

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


TEST DRIVING THE VOLVO 2 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
NORTHFIELDS ROAD/EASTFIELDS ROAD, NORTH ACTON, W3

Location found by: jno

At 13m25s, Arthur & Grant Gedley are driving along Northfields Road and pass the junction at Highfield Road.

Test driving the Volvo in 'On The Autofront' Test driving the Volvo in 'On The Autofront'

At 13m52s, Grant turns right at the mini-roundabout into Eastfields Road, where Grant asks Arthur about the 'kick back' on the car.

Test driving the Volvo in 'On The Autofront' Test driving the Volvo in 'On The Autofront'

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


LISTENING TO THE RADIO ADVERTISEMENT 1 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
TWYFORD AVENUE, W3

Location found by: nry

At 34m52s, Arthur & Ray are driving along Twyford Avenue when the advertisement for Arthur's car lot appears on the radio.

Listening to the radio advertisement in 'On The Autofront' Listening to the radio advertisement in 'On The Autofront'

Arthur then asks Ray to pull over, which he does, into a side street, alongside 59 Twyford Avenue.

Listening to the radio advertisement in 'On The Autofront' Listening to the radio advertisement in 'On The Autofront'

This location also features in #8.3 Whatever Happened To Her Indoors.

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


LISTENING TO THE RADIO ADVERTISEMENT 2 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
LAYER GARDENS (OFF TWYFORD AVENUE)/BIRCH GROVE, W3

Location found by: nry

At 35m21s, after Ray tells Arthur the advertisement is on a pirate radio station, they recommence their journey on a different street(!) just a short distance away.

Listening to the radio advertisement in 'On The Autofront' Listening to the radio advertisement in 'On The Autofront'

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


POLICE STATION - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
ARMSTRONG ROAD, W3

Location found by: Archimedes

At 36m35s we catch a glimpse of the rear entrance to the police station where Tomkins works - a location that features throughout the episode.

Police Station in 'On The Autofront' Police Station in 'On The Autofront'

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


Last updated : 3rd March 2016 by jno

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