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Filming locations of 2point4 children

2point4 Children was a BBC sitcom that originally aired on BBC One between 1991 and 1999. The show concluded with a special episode to celebrate the Millennium (The Millennium Experience) which aired on 30th December 1999. Gary Olsen died the following September from cancer which ended the possibility of any subsequent specials

In the special the Porters live in Cheswick, Lodnon and are your normal everyday family (hence the name 2.4 Children which was the average number of children per household at the time).

The majority of the sitcom was filmed in BBC Studios, London. However below documents some of the key filming locations of 2point4 children outside of the studio.

Filming locations of 2point4 Children – The Porters House

The exterior of Bill and Ben Porters house were filmed at 142 Duke Road, Cheswick for the first five series. From series 6 on wards this was moved to Meon Road, Acton. Below you will see 142 Duke Road.

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Fig 1. The house on the right is 142 Duke Road, used as the exterior of the Porter House during seasons 1 – 5.

Rona’s House Filming Location

In the sitcom Bill Porters best friend Rona lived opposite the Porters. The exterior’s for Rona’s house in series 1-5 were also filmed on on Duke Road (121), opposite the Porters house.

Fig 2. The house with the blue door was used for the exterior of Rona’s house in series 1 – 5.

View the Porter’s and Rona’s house on street view below.

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Only & Fools Horses The Sky’s The Limit Filming Mistakes Bloopers

Only Fools and Horses is my all time favourite BBC Comedy, but just like any other TV show, mistakes sometimes slip in during production. Personally I think these mistakes add to the shows personality.

In The Sky’s The Limit, early into the episode, Marlene and Boycie are having a conversation in their garden next to their satellite dish. Halfway during the conversation Marlene turns Tyler’s pram around to face Boycie. The handles of the pram are on the right hand of the screen, nearest to Boycie.

During their conversation as the shot switches back and fore between Marlene and Boycie, the pram flips 180 degrees and back again. Screenshots below but look out for it in the episode.

Only & Fools Horses The Sky's The Limit Filming Mistakes Bloopers
Fig 1. Pram handle facing Boycie.
Only & Fools Horses The Sky's The Limit Filming Mistakes Bloopers
Fig 2. When the shot goes back to Marlene the pram has flipped around.
Only & Fools Horses The Sky's The Limit Filming Mistakes Bloopers
Fig 3. When the shots to Marlene for a third time the pram has turned back around.

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Birds Of A Feather Filming Locations

Here are some of the key Birds of a Feather Filming Locations. Many of these have taken a lot of time to track down, so please credit this page/site if you wish to use this information anywhere.

Dalentrace Filming Location

Dalentrace was the original home of Darryl and Tracy Stubbs. Portrayed to be located in Brian Close, Chigwell, Essex, within the program, the actual exteriors of the house were shot on a private road located in Buckinghamshire. The physical Dalentrace is located on Camp Road, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire. The street is also home to a few other properties used throughout the series. The house is almost the same as it was during filming except with the additional of an attic conversion.

Dalentrace Filming Location
Fig 1. Dalentrace – Front
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Fig 2. Dalentrace – Back
Fig 3. Dalentrce – Series 1 Episode 1

Dorian Green’s House Filming Location

The exteriors for Dorian Green’s house were also filmed on Camp Road, however the house used was not next door to Dalentrace but three doors away. I’m not sure if this house was picked as it is substantially bigger to fit in with Dorian’s character, or if the houses next door to Dalentrace did not offer up their houses for filming. Another mystery to solve one day.

Fig 4. Dorien Green’s House
Fig 5. Dorian Greens House 2019

Lundquist Kitchens Filming Location

During the original series Dorian was having an affair with a younger man named Luke who worked at Lundquist Kitchens, Chigwell. The exteriors for Lundquist Kitchen were filmed on Pinner, High Street. Pinner was used throughout the series, doubling up as Chigwell town.

Birds Of A Feather Filming Locations
Fig 4. Lundquist Kitchens Location
Fig 5. Lundquist Kitchens – Series 1 Episode 2

Sharons Cafe Birds of a Feather

In Series 4, Chris and Sharon inherit a Cafe which Sharon decides to call Sharon’s Cafe. The exteriors of the cafe were filmed on Shenley Road, Borehamwood. The shop used is now a Domino’s pizza.

Fig. 6 Series 6 Episode 12 – Sharon’s Cafe
Sharons Cafe Birds of a Feather
Fig 7: Sharon’s Cafe New A Domino’s 2019

Chigwell High Street & Town

Although you would think Chigwell would be used for the filming of this, it was in fact Pinner that was used in the show. Here are a few scenes from the show and their locations in Pinner.

Birds of a Feather
Fig 8. Series 1 Episode 6 – Dorian leaving an estate agents.
Fig 9 – Estate Agents Pinner (New roof) – 7 Grange Gardens, Pinner

Antiques Roadshow Filming Location

During Series 2 Episode 15 the girls visit the Antiques Road. This was filed at Winston Churchill Hall, Ruslip.

Fig 10. Series 2 Episode 15
Fig 11. Winston Churchill Hall, Ruslip

If you know of any other filming locations please comment below or get in touch.

If you know of any other filming locations please comment below or get in touch.

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