Only Fools and Horses Rare Harty Christmas Special (1983)

So I thought I had seen all the lost clips, unbroadcasted episodes and bloopers. But I have stumbled across a rare clip from the Harty Christmas Special (1983). It was filmed about a year before Lennard Pearce (Grandad) died. The Only Fools and Horses Rare Harty Christmas Special was filmed as part of Russell Harty’s Christmas special in 1983. It was filmed in London’s Reenwood Theatre.

Without giving away any spoilers, in the 5 minute long sketch, Del boy lets Rodney and Granded know why they’re at the event.

Only Fools and Horses Rare Harty Christmas Special

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Where is Holby City Hosptial?

Is Holby a real place?

Holby City is set around the fictional hospital of Holby City Hospital. Holby City Hospital is also the fictional hospital where Casualty is set. So you would think, that they are filmed at the same location? In fact, they are not even filmed in the same country.

Holby City is filmed at BBC Elstree studios, and for those of you who remember the earlier Grange Hill Seasons, you should recognise the building. You can view the external holby city set on Google Earth, as shown in the image below.

It is also filmed at the same location as Eastenders.

Where is Holby City

So where is BBC Casualty filmed? And why not the same location

BBC Casualty used to be filmed at the same location. However in 2011, filming of Casualty moved to a custom built set at BBC Cardiff in Wales.

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BBC Elstree & Walford Towers

Where is Walford Towers Eastenders Filmed?

Recently Walford Towers has come back into focus on Eastenders. In the mid 1980’s the Beale family lived in a flat on the 14th floor. Phil Mitchell also lived at Walford Towers until he bought a flat in Albert Square in 1994.

But where is Walford Towers?

Walford Towers is actually called Canterbury House, it is located on Canterbury Road, Borehamwood. It is a stones throw away from BBC Elstree studios.

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