What’s on this Christmas? We’ve picked out a few Find That Location favourites from the 2014 Christmas television schedule.
If you’re naturally curious like us, you can enjoy some great films and TV as you look up the places they were filmed, or check out the locations in advance so you can see those scenes in a new light the next time they come up onscreen.
SATURDAY 20TH DECEMBER
The Christmas TV season starts with a bang on Saturday 20th December. Choose a magical evening of wizardry with Jim Broadbent doing a stint for Harry Potter’s fifth year at Hogwarts, watch as Pierce Brosnan’s Bond takes on media giant Elliot Carver, or catch Hobbit stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in the last Sherlock so far.
Track Harry Potter and Dumbledore as they go in search of Professor Slughorn. Harry’s railway station and Budleigh Babberton are some of the Half-Blood Prince filming locations you can visit for yourself, in addition to the regular Hogwarts filming locations in the South West of England.
The one with the remote control BMW 7 Series. Bond movie locations are known for being exotic, but while the Tomorrow Never Dies car park exterior might be the real Hamburg, Bond was actually driving around a car park closer to the franchise’s Pinewood home.
One of the best things about Sherlock, apart from the great stories of course, is that they use a lot of locations shooting. Holmes and Watson’s Victorian terraced house exists in real life (but not at a Baker Street address), and the Appledore filming location is an actual place too.
SUNDAY 21ST DECEMBER
On the first Sunday of the holiday fortnight, Christmas television treats the UK to more films to get you in the spirit, and the finale of a must see series. Step through the wardrobe into Narnia, visit Kevin at home in Chicago for a whole lot of locations, or round off your regular viewing schedule with the finale of The Apprentice.
With all those snowy scenes and an appearance from Father Christmas, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe is one of Find That Location’s festive favourites. The journey begins when the Pevensie children are evacuated from London by train, but where was the Narnia train station scene filmed? Locate it here.
8pm Sky Christmas
Some films are made almost entirely on set, but this Christmas classic isn’t one of them. As Kevin makes his way around town preparing for a Christmas all alone, he passes a lot of Home Alone filming locations you can see on the map for yourself.
9pm BBC 1
Who will make it through to work with Lord Sugar and who will be left to console themselves at the iconic Bridge Cafe? If you’re tempted to discover its charms for yourself, you’ll be pleased to know this Apprentice filming location is a real cafe in London.