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    TV Drama has filmed in Birmingham pubs in the past. For example, Survivors a couple of years ago featured an episode filmed inside the White Swan on Bradford St in Digbeth.

    Currently, the Thursday night BBC2 series, Peaky Blinders, set in 1919 Birmingham features whole scenes inside a large old pub. But I don't recognise it as a Birmingham pub. As most of the exteriors are filmed in Liverpool, I assume its a Liverpool pub.

    Does anyone else recognise it?

    Have any other real pubs had starring roles in TV dramas?
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    Doh! Its a set. Its not a real pub. A little digging gave me the answer.
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    Latymers in Hammersmith was in a few episodes of the Sweeney.

    Also in Hammersmith, the Blue Anchor was in an episode of New Tricks.

    I seem to remember a thread on this subject in the past, but I'm not sure if it was on this site.
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    Leadenhall and Borough markets have been used in many film and TV programmes.
    I have a theory (and that's all it is) that the exterior appearance of the Queen Vic in Eastenders may have been based on the McMullen's livery from the 1980s and 1990s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by General Staal View Post
    Currently, the Thursday night BBC2 series, Peaky Blinders, set in 1919 Birmingham features whole scenes inside a large old pub. But I don't recognise it as a Birmingham pub. As most of the exteriors are filmed in Liverpool, I assume its a Liverpool pub.
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    Doh! Its a set. Its not a real pub. A little digging gave me the answer.
    Apparently, it was built inside the old Yorkshire TV Studios in Leeds.

    Graziers, in Wakefield, featured in an episode of Frost.
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    BBC drama Frankie had a scene filmed in Naval Volunteer the night Ian got lucky on her Birthday with somebody else.

    The pub in the Young Ones (Kebab & Calculator) was Westbury Park Tavern

    Being Human pub was New Found Out One pub I believe Quinno is quite familiar with.
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    UB40 filmed their Red, Red Wine video in this now closed pub - I have been in a few times, but not since reviewing on PG
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    The Pelton Arms in Greenwich is the Nags Head in Rock and Chips, the spin off from Only Fools and Horses. A good boozer in its own right.
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    Also The White Horse in Oxford appears in Morse as well as Lewis. Another good pub.
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    Simon Pegg seems to shoehorn pubs into most of his TV shows and movies. The sit-com 'Spaced' featured The Monarch and The Corrib Rest among others.

    The 'cornetto trilogy' features a different pub in each movie - Duke Of Albany in Shaun of the Dead, Crown Hotel in Hot Fuzz and a whole host of pubs, mostly in Welwyn Garden City and Letchworth in 'The World's End' - the pub crawl themed final part of the trilogy. The Wenlock Arms also puts in an appearance.

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