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The Long Firm, UK TV Series, 2004 IMDB

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dsl SX

2024-04-11 21:46

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4-part BBC series about 1960s London gangsters based on a set of 4 novels by Jake Arnott. Ep 4 is a bit odd - it jumps to late 70s, and themes don't really fit the first 3 eps. Surprised to find this series has never surfaced here before - it was famous in its day and a good watch now (plus there's a good 2CD soundtrack set which is as cheap as chips).

imdb doesn't mention that part of ep 1.01 set in "Nigeria" but likely really South Africa as the cars have those diddy reflectors, and last portion of ep 4 filmed in Spain, which looks genuine. Otherwise it's all London or thereabouts.

Sadly my copy is annoyingly fuzzy/grainy for several captures, so they're not as sharp as hoped.

-- Last edit: 2024-04-20 22:23:40

Gag Halfrunt UK

2024-04-20 22:58

Quote When Harry and Teddy go to Nigeria (in 1964), we see cars driving on the right-hand side of the road. Nigeria drove on the left until 1972.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0220915/goofs/?ref_=tttr_ql_trv_2

I think that I added that to the IMDB myself. :)

dsl SX

2024-04-21 16:04

Rejects:

Ep 1.01 - various things in this yard; a scooter
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Ep 1.02 - late Rover P4; early Morris Minor lowlight; another (or same?) scooter
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Ep 1.03 - BMC BRS "Noddy" van
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Also a handful of bikes in both London and as escorts for the Chevy in ZA, but always seen head on, so no identifiable views to capture

Plane for impdb, supposedly at "Lagos" airport in "Nigeria"
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dsl SX

2024-04-21 16:09

Am now thinking that both the "Nigeria" scenes in ep 1 and the "Spanish" scenes in ep 4 are both actually South Africa, despite inclusion of some LHDs in "Spain". Comments welcome, and if agreed I'll remove Spanish identifiers and replace with ZA for those entries.

Gag Halfrunt UK

2024-04-21 17:26

The city street in the Spanish scenes is Margaret Mncadi Avenue in Durban, KwaZuli-Natal, South Africa, identifiable through the signs for the apartment block "The Gables" which are visible on screen.
Link to "www.iol.co.za"

-- Last edit: 2024-04-21 18:56:58

dsl SX

2024-04-23 13:21

All Spanish suggestions now removed and replaced by carefully created ZA deception.

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