Top 10 smash hit TV programmes and blockbusting films made in Middlesex

Middlesex has made it onto the big and small screen on a surprisingly large number of occasions over the years.

(1)  1970s hit TV show The Good Life was filmed in Kewferry Road, Northwood.

(2)  Many scenes from the film Notting Hill were filmed on location in the area – namely the opening scene when we see Hugh Grant walking down Portobello Road Market alongside the Duke of Wellington Public House and Hugh Grant’s house with the blue door (the door has now been painted a different colour) which was 280 Westbourne Park Road.

(3)  Popular Channel 4 sitcom The Inbetweeners was filmed on locations in Pinner and Ruislip

(4)  The scene in Faulty Towers where Basil Faulty attacks his red car with a branch was filmed in leafy Kenton.  Check out the clip below – does it look familiar?

Basil goes crazy

(5)  The Historic Harrow School provided the backdrop to films such as The Saint, Harry Potter and The Philosphers Stone, BBC’s Pride and Prejudice, Goodbye Mr Chips and most recently Ladies in Lavender starting Dames Judi Dench and Maggie Smith.

(6) Perivale was used as a location for the filming of Doctor Who and for Survival filmed between 22 November 1989 and 6 December 1989    Locations in Bleasdale Avenue, Colwyn Avenue, Wood house Avenue and Horsenden Hill were used.

(7)  Ealing Studios. Ealing is one Middlesex location which automatically springs to mind when thinking of the film industry. Many classic films of the post world war 2 era such as Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Lavender Hill Mob and The Ladykillers were shot here.  More recently The Importance of Being Earnest (2002) and Shaun of the Dead (2004) were shot here.

(8)  Series one and two of childrens TV Programme Grange Hill were shot in Kingsbury and filmed on location at Kingsbury High School.

(9)       Although the 1970s TV series the Likely Lads was set in the North East of England it was in fact filmed in Willesden Junction.

(10)       The Professionals. In the episode entitled “In The Public Interest” from 1978 Doyle is stopped for speeding outside Burnt Oak Underground Station.




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