Series 1 Episode 10 – The Dessert Song

Filming Locations

MARIO’S DELI (FRONT) – THEN & NOW  

LINA STORES LTD, 18 BREWER STREET/CORNER OF GREENS COURT, SOHO, W1F 0SH 

At the start of this episode Arthur is visiting Mario while Terry is loading tins at the back. At 11m13s we catch a glimpse of Brewer Street as Mario proudly shows Arthur & Terry his new transit van. The deli still exists today and has its own website: http://www.linastores.co.uk.

Mario's Deli in 'The Dessert Song'

Mario's Deli in 'The Dessert Song'

The blue sign seen above the van in the original shot is for Abe Staines Catering Equipment at 15-19 Brewer Street that can also be seen briefly in #6.7 Minder On The Orient Express.

 

MARIO’S DELI (REAR) – THEN & NOW 

DUNWORTH MEWS, NOTTING HILL, W11

At 01m40s we see the rear of Mario’s Deli, around 30 minutes away from the front of the deli above. Look carefully through the windscreen of the van to see a red window on Portobello Road.

Rear of Mario's Deli in 'The Dessert Song'

Rear of Mario's Deli in 'The Dessert Song'

 

At 11m33s we see Arthur and Terry here for a second time – Arthur is upset that Mario won’t let him store the tins at the shop after he’s been unable to shift them, but still let’s Arthur & Terry use his old van.

Rear of Mario's Deli in 'The Dessert Song'

Rear of Mario's Deli in 'The Dessert Song'

 

DELIVERING THE TINS 1 – THEN & NOW 

BLYTHE ROAD NR BLYTHE HOUSE, W14

At 3 minutes after Terry has finished loading the tins, Arthur & Terry drive along Blythe Road directly alongside Blythe House.

Driving the van in 'The Dessert Song'

Driving the van in 'The Dessert Song'

 

DELIVERING THE TINS 2/CHARLIE GETS A SPANKING – THEN & NOW 

BLYTHE HOUSE, HAMMERSMITH, W14

After delivering the tins, Arthur offers to buy Terry a bacon sandwich.

Charlie gets a spanking in 'The Dessert Song'

Charlie gets a spanking in 'The Dessert Song'

 

As they get into the van Arthur & Terry see Charlie getting beaten up.

Charlie gets a spanking in 'The Dessert Song'

Charlie gets a spanking in 'The Dessert Song'

The location is also Arthur’s series 2 Lockup.

TAVROS RESTAURANT – THEN & NOW 

CROUCH END HILL, HARINGEY, N8 8AE

After being rescued by Arthur & Terry, Charlie asks them to take him to the Tavros Restaurant at this location.

Driving to Tavros Restaurant in 'The Dessert Song'

Driving to Tavros Restaurant in 'The Dessert Song'

The restaurant has been known more recently as ‘Thaitanic’.

Driving to Tavros Restaurant in 'The Dessert Song'

Driving to Tavros Restaurant in 'The Dessert Song'

 

THE DRAGON PUB – THEN & NOW 

THE ADELAIDE TAVERN, 1 ADELAIDE ROAD, NW3 3QE

At 17 minutes, Charlie takes Arthur here to meet Terry after Charlie has lost a key in the back of his van. The concealed road sign in the background reads ‘Swiss Cottage’.

The Dragon Pub in 'The Dessert Song'

The Dragon Pub in 'The Dessert Song'

 

At 18m09s as Terry opens the back of the van for Charlie, you can see the Camden Lock Hotel directly opposite. This is moments away from The Winchester Club in series 1.

The Dragon Pub in 'The Dessert Song'

The Dragon Pub in 'The Dessert Song'

 

TRAIN STATION – THEN & NOW 

CONCOURSE, MARYLEBONE STATION, MELCOMBE PLACE, NW1 6JJ

At 19 minutes Arthur & Terry take Charlie here and wait for him, unaware he is collecting a gun.

Marylebone Station in 'The Dessert Song'

Marylebone Station in 'The Dessert Song'

 

MACHOS HOTEL – THEN & NOW 

LONDON STREET, W2

At 31m, we catch a glimpse of the hotel where Charlie, Christina’s cousin, is staying. The hotel has been known more recently as the ‘Hotel Indigo’.

Charlie's hotel in 'The Dessert Song'

Charlie's hotel in 'The Dessert Song'

 

JOHNNY COLLECTS CHARLIE – THEN & NOW 

BARON’S COURT TUBE STATION/GLIDDON ROAD, W14 9BH

At 41m, Johnny collects Charlie in a taxi parked directly opposite Baron’s Court tube station.

Charlie's hotel in 'The Dessert Song'

Charlie's hotel in 'The Dessert Song'

 

OMAR’S PLACE/JOHNNY MAKES A PHONE CALL – THEN & NOW 

BAYHEM STREET/PRATT STREET, NW1

At 43m, Johnny and Charlie proceed to Omar’s Place where Charlie is set to kill Omar.

Omar's Place in 'The Dessert Song'

Omar's Place in 'The Dessert Song'

 

While Charlie goes round the back, Terry and Christina arrive on Pratt Street.

Omar's Place in 'The Dessert Song'

Omar's Place in 'The Dessert Song'

 

While Charlie is in the shop, Johnny crosses the road and makes a phone call on Bayhem Street.

Johnny makes a phone call in 'The Dessert Song'

Johnny makes a phone call in 'The Dessert Song'

 

TRANSIT VAN BLOCKS OFF THE PHONE BOX – THEN & NOW 

BLYTHE HOUSE, BLYTHE ROAD, W14

At 46m16s, Johnny gets trapped in the phone box as Arthur (played by an extra) reverses the van against the door in this inserted scene.

Transit van blocks off phone box in 'The Dessert Song'

Transit van blocks off phone box in 'The Dessert Song'