Series 1 Episode 3 – The Smaller They Are

Filming Locations

SCOTCH HARRY’S FLAT – THEN & NOW – Pictures by Charly
30 VERNON STREET/SOUTHCOMBE STREET, HAMMERSMITH W14

At the start of this episode we see Big Stan appear from a flat in which Scotch Harry is hiding out, on the corner of Vernon Street, Hammersmith W14. According to the production schedule, the interior scenes were also filmed here – thanks to fellow fan VAT for this information.

Stan leaves home in 'The Smaller They Are'

Stan leaves home in 'The Smaller They Are'

Stan then trots off to find Arthur at the Winchester Club and walks along Southcombe Street.

Stan leaves home in 'The Smaller They Are'

Stan leaves home in 'The Smaller They Are'

 

 

SCOTCH HARRY ESCAPES FROM RYCOTT 1 – TWA BUILDING/AIRPORT – THEN & NOW 

RUSSELL ROAD/KENSINGTON HIGH STREET, W14

At 08m35s, when Scotch Harry is explaining to Arthur and Terry about his escape from Rycott, we catch a glimpse of this building.

Scotch Harry steals the bag in 'The Smaller They Are'

Scotch Harry steals the bag in 'The Smaller They Are'

He then crosses the street and turns right across Addison Bridge.

Scotch Harry steals the bag in 'The Smaller They Are'

Scotch Harry steals the bag in 'The Smaller They Are'

 

SCOTCH HARRY ESCAPES FROM RYCOTT 2 – THEN & NOW 

MUNDEN STREET, HAMMERSMITH W14

At 09m22s, we see Scotch Harry run along Munden Street, just two streets away from where his flat is.

Scotch Harry escape from Rycott in 'The Smaller They Are'

Scotch Harry escape from Rycott in 'The Smaller They Are'

Scotch Harry escape from Rycott in 'The Smaller They Are'

Scotch Harry escape from Rycott in 'The Smaller They Are'

Scotch Harry then darts into an alleyway where he gets food thrown on him, just off Munden Street.

Scotch Harry escape from Rycott in 'The Smaller They Are'

Scotch Harry escape from Rycott in 'The Smaller They Are'

 

THE HOTEL 1 – THEN & NOW 

THE JUMEIRAH CARLTON TOWER, CADOGAN PLACE, SW1X 9PY

At 15m10s, we see an external shot of the hotel were the gang are based. Inside the hotel, Brian and Kim explain to Maurice how they lost the case containing $500,000.

The hotel in 'The Smaller They Are'

The hotel in 'The Smaller They Are'

 

CHECKING HARRY & STAN INTO THE HOTEL – THEN & NOW

SOUTHWICK STREET, LONDON W2

At 21m18s, Arthur checks Scotch Harry and Big Stan into a hotel supposedly incognito. This hotel has been known more recently as ‘The Royal Sussex Hotel’.

Arthur checks out the B&B in 'The Smaller They Are'

May 1979

Arthur checks out the B&B in 'The Smaller They Are'

Mid 2000s

Arthur checks out the B&B in 'The Smaller They Are'

September 2014

 

DRIVING TO BONNET TO SET UP THE DEAL – THEN & NOW 

MALDEN ROAD/SOUTHAMPTON ROAD, NW5

At 25m41s, Arthur & Terry are seen driving along this road past ‘The Westport Inn’ as Terry goes to the first meeting with Bonnet and his team.

Driving to Bonnet in 'The Smaller They Are'

Driving to Bonnet in 'The Smaller They Are'

 

ARTHUR & TERRY ARE FOLLOWED 1 – THEN & NOW 

ANGEL OF PEACE STATUE, WELLINGTON ARCH, DUKE OF WELLINGTON PLACE, NR PARK LANE, SW1

At 30m35s, after leaving the meeting Arthur & Terry pass this statue and soon realise they are being followed.

Arthur & Terry are followed in 'The Smaller They Are'

Arthur & Terry are followed in 'The Smaller They Are'

 

ARTHUR & TERRY ARE FOLLOWED 2 – THEN & NOW 

HOLLAND PARK AVENUE/HOLLAND PARK, W8

At 31m05s, still being followed, Arthur & Terry turn left from Holland Park Avenue into Holland Park.

Arthur & Terry are followed in 'The Smaller They Are'

Arthur & Terry are followed in 'The Smaller They Are'

They then take another left, still in Holland Park, with a brief view of the entrance to Abbotsbury House in the background.

Arthur & Terry are followed in 'The Smaller They Are'

Arthur & Terry are followed in 'The Smaller They Are'

 

ARTHUR & TERRY ARE FOLLOWED 3 – THEN & NOW 

POYNTER HOUSE, QUEENSDALE CRESCENT, WHITE CITY, W11

At 31m25s, Arthur & Terry park up and enter Poynter House to lose hardman Eric – this is near to several locations used in the first seven series.

Arthur & Terry are followed in 'The Smaller They Are'

Arthur & Terry are followed in 'The Smaller They Are'

 

SCOTCH HARRY POPS OUT FOR A PUB CRAWL – THEN & NOW 

QUEEN’S CRESCENT (CORNER OF MALDEN ROAD), CAMDEN, NW5

At 33m34s, after Scotch Harry tells Stan he is going to pop out for a short while – he is seen leaving the Dreghorn Castle pub on Queen’s Crescent.

Scotch Harry goes for a drink in 'The Smaller They Are'

Scotch Harry goes for a drink in 'The Smaller They Are'

 

He then leaves this pub and makes his way along the road to the ‘Market Bar’ (known more recently as ‘The Sir Robert Peel’ pub) where Rycott is waiting for him.

Scotch Harry goes for a drink in 'The Smaller They Are'

Scotch Harry goes for a drink in 'The Smaller They Are'

 

 

RYCOTT DRIVES WITH HARRY 1 – THEN & NOW 

SHEPHERDS BUSH ROAD TURNING INTO BROOK GREEN, HAMMERSMITH, W6

At 36m58s, Rycott starts driving with Scotch Harry after grabbing him at the pub. This sequence of shots has clearly been edited together later with each character filmed separately. In this first scene Rycott turns left opposite the Brook Green pub into Brook Green, where Harry tells Rycott he thought he was still “over in ‘A’ division’.

Driving with Scotch Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

Driving with Scotch Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

This location also features in #3.13 In

 

RYCOTT DRIVES WITH HARRY 2 – THEN & NOW 

HAMMERSMITH ROAD (NR SHORTLANDS), W6

At 37m06s, Rycott tells Harry “I served my time, just like you”. At this point the shot of Rycott is on Hammersmith Road heading west, near the Shortlands junction. The building to the left of Rycott has now been demolished, replaced by ‘King’s House’ at 174 Hammersmith Road.

Driving with Scotch Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

Driving with Scotch Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

 

RYCOTT DRIVES WITH HARRY 4 – THEN & NOW 

HAMMERSMITH ROAD, W6

At 37m29s, the shot of Rycott is still on Hammersmith Road, with the former West London Hospital visible to his left. More recently this building has been known as Sony Ericsson House – more information on this here.

Driving with Scotch Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

Driving with Scotch Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

This location also features in #2.2 Whose Wife Is It Anyway.

RYCOTT DRIVES WITH HARRY 5 – THEN & NOW 

PASSING THE OLD FIRE STATION, 244 SHEPHERDS BUSH RD, W6 7NN

At 37m37s, as he mentions he justs “scrapes by”, the shot of Scotch Harry is on Shepherds Bush Road as we catch a glimpse of the old fire station behind him.

Driving with Scotch Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

Driving with Scotch Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

 

RYCOTT DRIVES WITH HARRY 6 – THEN & NOW

(202) HAMMERSMITH ROAD/BUTTERWICK, W6 7DN

At 37m44s, Rycott tells Harry he is also just “scraping by” as he turns left into Butterwick.

Driving with Scotch Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

Driving with Scotch Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

This location also features in #2.2 Whose Wife Is It Anyway.

At 38m03s, the shot of Rycott is passing the old bus shelters on Butterwick.

Driving with Scotch Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

Driving with Scotch Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

This location also features in #8.1 The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Entrepreneur.

 

RYCOTT DRIVES WITH HARRY 7 – THEN & NOW 

HAMMERSMITH POLICE STATION, 226 SHEPHERDS BUSH ROAD, HAMMERSMITH, W6

At 38m12s, they pass Hammersmith Police Station.

Hammersmith Police Station in 'The Smaller They Are'

Hammersmith Police Station in 'The Smaller They Are'

 

 

RYCOTT DRIVES WITH HARRY 8 – THEN & NOW

BLYTHE ROAD/HAZLITT ROAD, W14

At 38m18s, Rycott’s Marina is seen driving along this street and he turns right into Hazlitt Road. This is directly outside Blythe House in Hammersmith.

Rycott drives with Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

Rycott drives with Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

This location also features in #1.7 The Bengal Tiger, #2.11 The Old School Tie and #5.3 A Number Of Old Wives Tales.

RYCOTT DRIVES WITH HARRY 9 – THEN & NOW 

TALGARTH ROAD INTO QUEEN CAROLINE STREET, NR OLD RIVERSIDE BUS STATION, W6

At 38m28s, Rycott tells Harry he has no pleasure putting guys like him away. Here they pass the southern entrance of the former Riverside bus garage opposite Hammersmith flyover.

Rycott drives with Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

Rycott drives with Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

Moments later Rycott has driven around the corner into Queen Caroline Street.

Rycott drives with Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

Rycott drives with Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

 

 

RYCOTT DRIVES WITH HARRY 10 – THEN & NOW 

SHEPHERDS BUSH ROAD, W6 INTO BLYTHE ROAD, W14

At 38m55s, Rycott makes a right turn from Shepherds Bush Road into Blythe Road as Harry says “I want outta here!”

Rycott drives with Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

Rycott drives with Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

 

 

RYCOTT DRIVES WITH HARRY 11 – THEN & NOW 

SHEPHERDS BUSH ROAD NR HAMMERSMITH BROADWAY, W6

At 39m04s, Rycott tells Harry some good reasons not to jump out of his motor.

Rycott drives with Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

Rycott drives with Harry in 'The Smaller They Are'

 

THE HOTEL 2 – THEN & NOW 

THE JUMEIRAH CARLTON TOWER, CADOGAN PLACE, SW1X 9PY

The final scenes of this episode are based at this hotel where Arthur, Terry, Scotch Harry and Stan meet the gang’s leader Maurice Bonnet.

The hotel in 'The Smaller They Are'

The hotel in 'The Smaller They Are'