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