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Old November 13th, 2009, 03:25 PM   #21
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A bollywood film was shot in parts in Newcastle last year - here are some short youtube clips of shooting

A car stunt in Grey Street (outside the Theatre)


A different angle of the stunt


Prancing around near Greys Monument
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Old November 13th, 2009, 03:52 PM   #22
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On the adverts front, there was also that Carling ad from a couple of years ago that was inexplicably filmed in Newcastle. It's the one where some bloke is racing his mate home from work to get on the armchair with a cold can of Carling. There's clips of the bridges and metro and stuff.

Yeah I remember this ad, it was great!
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Old November 14th, 2009, 01:08 AM   #23
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NEWCASTLE IN THE MOVIES

Here are EIGHT Cinema Movies that were both 'filmed in' and 'set in' Newcastle. All of them showed Newcastle to the wider world, and some of them, such as 'The One & Only', actually showed the place as the architectural and attractive city that it is. My personal favourite for 'Newcastle scenes' though, is PAYROLL. Those of you who know that film will know exactly why . . .


Stormy Monday.



Payroll.



The Clouded Yellow.



Goal.



Likely Lads Movie.



Get Carter.



The One & Only.



School For Seduction.


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Old November 14th, 2009, 06:32 PM   #24
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Has anybody actually seen 'Payroll' ?

it's supposed to have some great city scenes from the 60's !
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Old November 14th, 2009, 06:42 PM   #25
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wire in the blood is great for tyneside scenes, mainly because the city is supposedely the fictional city of Bradfield so the producers have to hide recognisable icons from view. this means you see things from new angles or places you wouldn't otherwise as, usually, producers think "ooh we're in newcastle lets get a shot of the tyne bridge or the angel".

too bad it was cancelled that was my favourite ITV show. mind you the competition wasnt up to much.
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Old November 14th, 2009, 07:17 PM   #26
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Has anybody actually seen 'Payroll' ?

it's supposed to have some great city scenes from the 60's !
I got the DVD of Payroll recently from a famous online shop with a 'jungle'-related name (no advertising on here) and it didn't cost very much at all.

It contains a lot of fabulous scenes in the City Centre, as it was in the late 1950s/very early 1960s before all the disruptions of the 1960s re-developments started.

The film was released in 1962.

A great film, for it's Newcastle scenes, never mind anything else!
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Old November 14th, 2009, 09:02 PM   #27
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Whats that stormy monday like?? Strange that ive never heard of it before!!
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Old November 14th, 2009, 11:53 PM   #28
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wire in the blood is great for tyneside scenes, mainly because the city is supposedely the fictional city of Bradfield so the producers have to hide recognisable icons from view. this means you see things from new angles or places you wouldn't otherwise as, usually, producers think "ooh we're in newcastle lets get a shot of the tyne bridge or the angel".
Get Carter is a bit like that - apart from the High Level Bridge and the Car Park there are hardly any 'iconic' structures; and the HLB is barely known outside the region and the Car Park is chiefly known because it was in the film. I'd need to watch it again, but I've a feeling that the Tyne Bridge doesn't appear in a single shot.

In just about everything else - Spender, that 'Cole to Newcastle police thing, and so on - you'd get the impression that everyone on Tyneside either lives in a swanky Quayside apartment or spends most of their time hanging around on the Quayside.

Like NH, I got a cheap DVD of Payroll from the site he alluded to... interesting to se the stretscape then.

Anyone remember Quaysiders, Tyne-Tees' plucky, if rather half-arsed and doomed, attempt to take on EastEnders?
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Old November 15th, 2009, 12:43 AM   #29
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how can we forget 'when the boat comes in' ....

a classic
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Old November 15th, 2009, 05:32 AM   #30
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how can we forget 'when the boat comes in' ....

a classic
Yes, it is, now, a bit of a classic in its own way!

Now that we are talking about TV Programmes I wonder if we can come up with a 'definitive' list of Newcastle/North East based (filmed in AND set in) TV programmes?

As a starter . .

WHEN THE BOAT COMES IN
SPENDER
55 DEGREES NORTH
QUAYSIDERS
BYKER GROVE
THE LIKELY LADS
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE LIKELY LADS
SUPERGRAN
THE PAPER LADS
BADGER
OUR FRIENDS IN THE NORTH
BARRIERS

(I'm sure I've missed a fair few . )

. . not to mention all the MUSIC programmes that were always being broadcast from Newcastle, when Tyne Tees TV were very major players (probably THE Live Music TV station in the UK for many years) on the National Music Scene . .

RAZZAMATAZ
GEORDIE SCENE
THE TUBE
THE ROXY

I'm sure there were quite a few more National Music programmes than this? I just can't remember them at the moment.

The Roxy was particularly interesting though, as it was "ITVs attempt at TOTP" which never really took off. A fairly identical format to TOTP though, which was perhaps why it didn't really succeed.

One aspect of 'Our Friends in the North' (which is why I don't rate it too highly in the 'made in Newcastle/set in Newcastle' stakes, is that while some scenes were filmed here in Newcastle, a lot were (for some reason) filmed in Liverpool. In the same way as, these days, the "set in Northumberland and Durham" TV series (which I quite like) called George Gently, is totally filmed in Ireland. This is done for financial reasons (Government funded assistance) I understand.

From the above list of programmes (though I think there are probably a fair few others to list) I reckon there could be a 'few memories jogged' by some of those titles!!

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Old November 15th, 2009, 02:29 PM   #31
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Can I add 'Auf Wiedersehen, Pet' to that list please
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Can I add 'Auf Wiedersehen, Pet' to that list please
HOW could I forget that one??
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Apparently the first series of The Likely Lads was filmed in Willesden in NW London.
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Old November 15th, 2009, 04:45 PM   #34
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Apparently the first series of The Likely Lads was filmed in Willesden in NW London.
Yeah, I can't remember ANY outside scenes in it much, if at all! Long time since I saw it mind.
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Has anybody actually seen 'Payroll' ?
Yes, and quite apart from the historical novelty of seeing Newcastle as she was in quite some detail, the film itself is a terrific little thriller. It should be much better known than it is. Highly recommended.
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If we are on about TV shows then you better add these two kids classics!!

Byker Grove:



Geordie Racer (Love the theme song!!!!!)

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I used to love watching Geordie Racer (though i cant remember too much of the show apart from the theme tune)

Btw where exactly was the byker grove building?
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Btw where exactly was the byker grove building?
When I first started coming to Newcastle I went there when it was the Mitre pub on Benwell Lane. Before that it was the 'palace' of the Bishop of Newcastle (hence the name 'The Mitre'), and before that an industrialist's residence called Benwell Towers. The building is still there, empty and for sale.
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I used to love watching Geordie Racer (though i cant remember too much of the show apart from the theme tune)

Btw where exactly was the byker grove building?
not in Byker!

Actually in Benwell, the building used to be the seat of the Bishop of Newcastle.
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bah. just beaten to the punch by WilfBurnsFan
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