Series 1 Episode 6 – Aces High And Sometimes Very Low

Filming Locations

MORRIS DRIVES TO THE WINCHESTER CLUB – THEN & NOW 

CHALK FARM PARADE, ADELAIDE ROAD, NW3

At 04m43s, we see Maurice’s Lotus driving past Chalk Farm Station on Adelaide Road.

Maurice drives to The Winchester Club in 'Aces High And Sometimes Very Low'

Maurice drives to The Winchester Club in 'Aces High And Sometimes Very Low'

 

The car park where Maurice parks is the same place where Maurice makes the deal about the Lotus with Arthur just after 28 minutes.

The Lotus deal in 'Aces High And Sometimes Very Low'

The Lotus deal in 'Aces High And Sometimes Very Low'

 

GREEK ‘ATHANEUM’ CLUB – THEN & NOW 

PRATT STREET, NW10

First seen at 09m40s, Maurice’s poker games take place at this location and it is here where Terry bumps into Stella at 25m32s to discover her facial wound.

Greek Club in 'Aces High And Sometimes Very Low'

Greek Club in 'Aces High And Sometimes Very Low'

 

DRIVING BACK AFTER THE FIRST CARD GAME – THEN & NOW 

PRINCE OF WALES ROAD, NW5

At the start of part two, at 19m32s, we see Maurice & Terry in the Lotus driving very quickly along this road.

Driving back from the first card game in 'Aces High And Sometimes Very Low'

Driving back from the first card game in 'Aces High And Sometimes Very Low'

 

The Lotus then brakes suddenly at traffic lights just seconds away, at the junction of Prince of Wales Road and Haverstock Hill. The Roundhouse venue is in the background.

Driving back from the first card game in 'Aces High And Sometimes Very Low'

Driving back from the first card game in 'Aces High And Sometimes Very Low'

 

TERRY ORGANISES A REMATCH – THEN & NOW

CHALK FARM UNDERGROUND STATION/HAVERSTOCK HILL, ADELAIDE ROAD, NW3

At 25m15s, Terry leaves Arthur at The Adelaide Pub as he heads off to organise a rematch with the Greeks. He emerges from Chalk Farm underground station at a now closed entrance.

Terry heads for the Greek club in 'Aces High And Sometimes Very Low'

Terry heads for the Greek club in 'Aces High And Sometimes Very Low'

 

MAURICE & TERRY TAKE A TAXI AFTER THE SECOND CARD GAME – THEN & NOW 

DELANCEY STREET, CAMDEN, NW1

There is a slight blooper location just after 41m10s, when Maurice & Terry leave the club after the second poker game. Initially they get into a taxi on Pratt Street. Before the driver (played by stuntman Alan Stuart) has even turned the key they magically find themselves further along the road at this location in Delancey Street. ‘The Crown’ (known more recently as ‘The Crown & Goose’) pub in Arlington Road is clearly visible in both shots (since demolished in 2014).

Taking a Taxi in 'Aces High And Sometimes Very Low'

Taking a Taxi in 'Aces High And Sometimes Very Low'

 

CAR CHASES TAXI 1 – THEN & NOW 

ARLINGTON ROAD, CAMDEN, NW1

The taxi drives along Parkway and passes The Windsor Castle pub which is no longer there. It then turns right into Arlington Road.

Taxi Chase in 'Aces High & Sometimes Very Low'

Taxi Chase in 'Aces High & Sometimes Very Low'

 

CAR CHASES TAXI 2 – THEN & NOW 

CAMLEY STREET (FROM GOODS WAY), CAMDEN, NW1

We then catch a brief glimpse of the old gasometer in Camley Street/Goods Way through the taxi’s rear window. This area has changed dramatically since filming was done, the old St Pancras Church in the background and the gasometer’s frame are still present.

Taxi Chase in 'Aces High & Sometimes Very Low'

Taxi Chase in 'Aces High & Sometimes Very Low'

 

Moments later Terry takes on the taxi driver and the taxi is forced all over the road. This happens further along Camley Street after the bridge.

Taxi Chase in 'Aces High & Sometimes Very Low'

Taxi Chase in 'Aces High & Sometimes Very Low'

 The final location here is very close to another location that features in #6.6 Waiting For Goddard.

 

CAR CHASES TAXI 3 – WASTEGROUND – THEN & NOW

GRANARY STREET, CAMDEN, NW1

The taxi is finally forced off the road on to waste ground on Granary Street, totally different in recent times.

Taxi Chase in 'Aces High & Sometimes Very Low'

Taxi Chase in 'Aces High & Sometimes Very Low'

 

The area has of course now been built on as the aerial shot on the right below shows.

Taxi Chase in 'Aces High & Sometimes Very Low'

Taxi Chase in 'Aces High & Sometimes Very Low'

 

NORMAN GIBBONS GARAGE – THEN & NOW 

BLYTHE ROAD, W14 

At the very end of the episode Terry and Maurice rush back to Arthur to reclaim the yellow Lotus from Arthur. In this shot they turn a corner and head for the garage, about 100m from Arthur’s first car lot.

Approaching Norman Gibbons Garage in 'Aces High And Sometimes Very Low'

Approaching Norman Gibbons Garage in 'Aces High And Sometimes Very Low'

 

As the taxi arrives, Arthur tells dealer Norman Gibbons (played by Clive Hornby) he believes the car should have sold for more.

Norman Gibbons Garage in 'Aces High And Sometimes Very Low'

Norman Gibbons Garage in 'Aces High And Sometimes Very Low'

This location also features in #1.7 The Bengal Tiger.