Series 1 Episode 7 – The Bengal Tiger

Filming Locations

TERRY REPOSSESSES THE CAR – THEN & NOW

MASBRO ROAD, HAMMERSMITH, W14

At the start of this episode Terry reluctantly repossesses a blue Ford Cortina for Arthur.

Terry repossesses the car in 'The Bengal Tiger'

Terry repossesses the car in 'The Bengal Tiger'

 

 This location is within walking distance of Arthur’s first car lot and Terry’s series 1 flat.

Terry repossesses the car in 'The Bengal Tiger'

Terry repossesses the car in 'The Bengal Tiger'

 

MUKERJEE’S SHOP – THEN & NOW  

MASBRO ROAD (VIEW FROM MILSON ROAD), HAMMERSMITH, W14 

First seen at 03m48s, just along the street from the above location is the site of Mukerjee’s shop.

Mukerjee's Shop in 'The Bengal Tiger'

Mukerjee's Shop in 'The Bengal Tiger'

 

 

TERRY RETURNS THE CORTINA – THEN & NOW 

DUSANY ROAD/DEWHURST ROAD, W14

At 05m04s, Terry is driving along Dusany Road on the way to Gibbons’ garage.

Returning the Cortina in 'The Bengal Tiger'

Returning the Cortina in 'The Bengal Tiger'

The same spot can also be seen from a different angle in #5.3 A Number Of Old Wives Tales.

NORMAN GIBBONS’ GARAGE – THEN & NOW 

BLYTHE ROAD, W14

At 05m08s Terry arrives at Gibbons’s garage to return the car to Arthur.

Norman Gibbons Garage in 'The Bengal Tiger'

Norman Gibbons Garage in 'The Bengal Tiger'

 

He is quickly followed by Arthur and the pair walk towards Arthur’s car lot.

Norman Gibbons Garage in 'The Bengal Tiger'

Norman Gibbons Garage in 'The Bengal Tiger'

This location also features in #1.6 Aces High And Sometimes Very Low.

DRIVING TO MUKERJEE – THEN & NOW 

IRVING ROAD, W14

At 09m16s, Arthur & Terry leave the pub and drive to Mukerjee’s shop along this street – the shots below are the second of two shots heading in a south-easterly direction.

Driving to Mukerjee in 'The Bengal Tiger'

Driving to Mukerjee in 'The Bengal Tiger'

 

TERRY CHASES INDIRA – THEN & NOW 

BAYSWATER ROAD NR BROOK STREET, W2

At 17m34s, after Indira runs from the shop to the market location (see below), Terry chases her along this road. Here we see a partial view of Hyde Park’s Victoria Gate in the background.

Terry chases Indira in 'The Bengal Tiger'

Terry chases Indira in 'The Bengal Tiger'

 

INDIRA DRIVES OFF – THEN & NOW 

COLVILLE SQUARE (LOOKING TOWARDS CHURCH ON TALBOT ROAD), W11

At 19m16s, after Terry loses Indira at the market location (see below), she is seen driving off in the Morris Traveller here, along Colville Square towards the pedestrianised area at the church.

Indira drives off in 'The Bengal Tiger'

Indira drives off in 'The Bengal Tiger'

 

ARTHUR DRIVES TO THE MARKET 

SHEPHERDS BUSH ROAD INTO BLYTHE ROAD, W14

At 25m19s, Arthur drives to the market – turning from Shepherds Bush Road into Blythe Road.

Arthur drives to the market in 'The Bengal Tiger'

Arthur drives to the market in 'The Bengal Tiger'

 

ARTHUR FOLLOWS INDIRA 1/MARKET LOCATION – THEN & NOW

TALBOT ROAD/PORTOBELLO ROAD, W11

Just after 25 minutes, Arthur drives to this location where he spots Mukerjee’s daughter Indira, doing some shopping.

Arthur follows Indira in 'The Bengal Tiger'

Arthur follows Indira in 'The Bengal Tiger'

 

ARTHUR FOLLOWS INDIRA 2 – KEVIN’S FLAT – THEN & NOW 

SYCAMORE GARDENS, WHITE CITY, W6

At 26m, Arthur follows Mukerjee’s daughter Indira to this address. They walk along Agate Road, into Benbow Road and turn right into Sycamore Gardens.

Adgate Road in 'The Bengal Tiger'

Adgate Road in 'The Bengal Tiger'

Kev's Flat in 'The Bengal Tiger'

Kev's Flat in 'The Bengal Tiger'

 

At 27m, Arthur calls Terry to come around and help. Here we see the street from a different angle and Terry goes around the back of number 22.

Sycamore Gardens in 'The Bengal Tiger'

Sycamore Gardens in 'The Bengal Tiger'

Terry breaks into Kev's Flat in 'The Bengal Tiger'

Terry breaks into Kev's Flat in 'The Bengal Tiger'

 

MUKERJEE CALLS IMMIGRATION – THEN & NOW 

ADDISON GARDENS NR SINCLAIR GARDENS, W14

At 31m14s, we see Mukerjee go here to call immigration at London Airport.

Mukerjee makes a call in 'The Bengal Tiger'

Mukerjee makes a call in 'The Bengal Tiger'

This location also features in #1.11 You Gotta Have Friends and #2.12 All About Scoring, Innit?.

TERRY CHUCKS OUT TWO YOUTHS – THEN & NOW 

EARL OF LONSDALE PUB, PORTOBELLO ROAD, W11

Around 36 minutes, Terry throws out two youths from this pub and it is here that Mukerjee and his daughter Indira arrive later in the episode to ask Terry for help.

The Earl of Lonsdale Pub in 'The Bengal Tiger'

The Earl of Lonsdale Pub in 'The Bengal Tiger'

This same street features in the opening titles of The Ray Daley Years.

CAFÉ – THEN & NOW 

HAZLITT ROAD/BLYTHE ROAD, W14

At 30m35s, Arthur and Terry are here discussing the situation with Indira and Kevin. Around 39 minutes, Kev & Indira also come here and leave with a shot of Blythe House.

Café scene in 'The Bengal Tiger'

Café scene in 'The Bengal Tiger'

This location also features in #1.3 The Smaller They Are, #2.11 The Old School Tie and #5.3 A Number Of Old Wives Tales.

KEVIN & INDIRA DRIVE TO SPEAK TO MUKERJEE – THEN & NOW 

MILSON ROAD NR CEYLON ROAD, W14

At 39m53s, after leaving the cafe, Kevin and Indira drive to face Mukerjee at his shop. Here Kev tells Indira his motor is stuck in second gear.

Driving to Mukerjee in 'The Bengal Tiger'

Driving to Mukerjee in 'The Bengal Tiger'

Here they pass The Royal Oak (more recently ‘The Jam Tree’ and ‘The Underbrook’) pub. In the next shot they are in more or less exactly the same place driving in the opposite direction.

Driving to Mukerjee in 'The Bengal Tiger'

Driving to Mukerjee in 'The Bengal Tiger'

 

DRIVING TO SAVE KEVIN 1 – THEN & NOW 

RUSSELL GARDENS, KENSINGTON, LONDON W14 8EZ

At 44m45s, Arthur, Terry, Mukerjee and Indira all drive to the Indian restaurant to try and save Kevin.

Driving to save Kevin in 'The Bengal Tiger'

Driving to save Kevin in 'The Bengal Tiger'

This scene takes place directly outside ‘The Bricklayer’s Arms’ pub that features in #1.2 Bury My Half At Waltham Green, #1.9 Monday Night Fever and #2.9 All Mod Cons.

DRIVING TO SAVE KEVIN 2 – THEN & NOW

SINCLAIR ROAD/HOFLAND ROAD, W14

At 44m56s, they are now in Sinclair Road, very near to Terry’s series 1 flat.

Driving to save Kevin in 'The Bengal Tiger'

Driving to save Kevin in 'The Bengal Tiger'

 

Arthur then turns right and we catch a brief glimpse of Hofland Road.

Driving to save Kevin in 'The Bengal Tiger'

Driving to save Kevin in 'The Bengal Tiger'

 

ASLAM’S INDIAN RESTAURANT – THEN & NOW 

INDIAN RESTAURANT (RECENTLY ‘MUMTAZ RESTAURANT’), 4-10 PARK ROAD, NW1

At 45m23s we see Kevin going to challenge Aslam in the episode’s showdown. Terry soon arrives and a punch-up ensues when Terry tells Aslam that Mukerjee will pay him back at a rate of fifteen quid a week.

The Indian Restaurant in 'The Bengal Tiger'

The Indian Restaurant in 'The Bengal Tiger'