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Fake Locations

Post by Hallwood » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:28 pm

Hamburg doubles for Düsseldorf in Series 1, Nottinghamshire is Derbyshire in Series 2 and Dominican Republic is Cuba in Series 4, which is because they couldn't get permission to film in Cuba, so that's fair enough.

But does anyone know the reason why they couldn't film in Düsseldorf, or have it set in Hamburg instead? Or why they didn't just say that Thornely Manor was in Nottinghamshire instead of Derbyshire?

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Re: Fake Locations

Post by Auf Wiedersehen, Pet » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:11 pm

And also Notts doubled as Newcastle, The Falklands and Germany.
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Re: Fake Locations

Post by phoenix » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:49 pm

It was obvious to keep costs down that they filmed as much as possible close to the studio.Only a local would spot the imediately obvious difference.

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Re: Fake Locations

Post by Si » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:04 pm

phoenix wrote:It was obvious to keep costs down that they filmed as much as possible close to the studio.Only a local would spot the imediately obvious difference.
Well, Hamburg is further away from London than Dusseldorf so the question still stands why they filmed in Hamburg but called it Dusseldorf :)

Must be something to do with costs. Or perhaps the location manager just found better locations in Hamburg. Did the real-life brickies the show is based on bunk in Dusseldorf so the writers just left it that way, even though they used Hamburg for filming?

It's a puzzla alrite!
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Re: Fake Locations

Post by blakey » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:44 pm

Ive always wondered why they didnt just say Thornley was in Notts aswell, it seems well strange :/

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Re: Fake Locations

Post by Auf Wiedersehen, Pet » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:17 pm

It could be because there was a huge building site in Hamburg, the one they used, and the timing was just right....
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Re: Fake Locations

Post by Hallwood » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:12 am

But were the scenes on the streets of 'Düsseldorf' filmed in Hamburg or Düsseldorf? Like when Barry's on his bike on the trail of Oz's bus to tell him he hadn't been sacked after all, for example.

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Re: Fake Locations

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