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Southend Superstar

Southend has always been a popular venue as a backdrop for various Television,film, adverts and even music video shoots.

Everybody knows it was used in the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger, when James Bond (Sean Connery) followed Auric Goldfinger  (Gert Fröbe) to Southend Airport for a flight out to Zurich on board a British United Air Ferries ATL98 Carvair.  There was also a London Weekend Television (LWT) mini series called Southenders where camera crews followed various people round the town charting what they got upto in thier daily lives.

Muisc superstars have also shot videos in Southend these have included Robbie Williams and George Michael.

Pop Videos.

Darren Day

George Michael

Hear'say “Pure and simple”

Morrissey

Oasis

Robbie Williams

Stuart Carr “Silence says it all”

 

 

Adverts.

Advert: Abbey National

Footage: Pier

 

Advert: CGU Pensions

Footage: Seafront, Roots Hall

 

Advert: Cuprinol

Footage: Pirate shed

 

Advert: EB Pills

Footage:

 

Advert: Fosters Larger “Surf shack radio”

Footage: House

 

Advert: Lilt Ladies

Footage: Seafront

 

Advert: LTS Rail/Adventure Island

Footage: Adventure Island

 

Advert: National Lottery (1)

Footage: Seafront

 

Advert: National Lottery (2)

Footage: Seafront

 

Advert: One2One mobile phones

Footage: Southend Central station

 

Advert: QVC

Footage:

 

Advert: Social Security “We are watching you”

Footage: Adventure Island, Cafe

 

Advert: Wallis Clothing

Footage: Airport, Vulcan

 

Advert: Woolworths

Footage:

 

 

Films:

Essex Boys (2000)

What’s it about: Based on the Rettendon murders of three drug dealers of 1995.

Footage: Seafront.

Staring: Charlie Creed-Miles, Sean Bean, Gareth Milne, Amelia Lowdell, Larry Lamb, Billy Murray.

 

 

Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

What’s it about: A Look at the life of Poppy a North London schoolteacher

Footage: Pier, Adventure Island, Eastern Avenue.

Staring: Sally Hawkins, Alexis Zegerman, Andrea Riseborough.

 

 

James Bond Goldfinger (1964)

What’s it about: Investigating a gold smuggling, Bond stumbles upon a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve.

Footage: Airport, The DB5 is loaded on to a Carvair

Staring: Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Gert Fröbe, Shirley Eaton, Tania Mallet, Harold Sakata, 

 

 

Killing Dad (1990)

What’s it about: A neurotic door-to-door hair tonic salesman is less than anxious to welcome back his long lost farther after popping out for a packet of cigarettes 23 years previously... 

Footage: Seafront & Pier

Staring: Denholm Elliott, Julie Walters, Richard E Grant

 

 

Messiah

What’s it about:

Footage:

Staring:

 

 

Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001)

What’s it about: With the sudden death of the England manager and all the managers in the frame turning the job down the FA employ the unknown Mike Bassett...

Footage: Airport

Staring: Ricky Tomlinson, Amanda Redman, Bradley Walsh, Philip Jackson. Phill Jupitus 

 

 

Once a Sinner (1950)

What’s it about:

Footage:

Staring: Patricia Kirkwood, Jack Watling, Joy Shelton, Sydney Tafler, Thora Hird 

  

 

Summer Holiday (1963)

What’s it about: Cliff Richard a London Transport bus mechanic teams up with three work mate to convert an old double decker in to a hotel amd take it on a tour of Europe.

Footage: Seafront.

Staring: Cliff Richard, Lauri Peters, Melvyn Hayes, Una Stubbs.

 

 

The Baby Juice Express (2004)

What’s it about:

Footage: Seafront, Marine Parade

Staring: Caroline Amborof, Nick Brimble, Joe Bugner, Joe Bugner JR.

 

 

The Great Dome Robbery (2002)

What’s it about: based on true life events as a gang attempt to break into the Millennium Dome to steal the World’s biggest diamond.

Footage: Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea

Staring: Craig Fairbrass, George Innes, Terry Bird, Justin Salinger.

 

 

The Lion Has Wings (1939)

What’s it about: One of the early propaganda film for the Second World War made from documentary style film of both newsreel and acting. The film shows the might of the English Empire standing up to the oppressors of morality and free will.

Footage: RAF Rochford.

Staring: Merle Oberon, Ralph Richardson, June Duprez, Flora Robson, Robert Douglas, Anthony Bushell.

 

 

The Queen (2006)

What’s it about: The film portrays HRM Queen Elizabeth II as struggles with her reaction to the death of Princess Diana in a Paris road tunnel.

Footage: Airport (Prince Charles (Alex Jennings ) arrives at airport)

Staring: Helen Mirren, James Cromwell, Alex Jennings, Roger Allam.

 

 

 

TELEVISION PROGRAMMES

 

 

999

Where: Seaway car park

Type of Program: Emergency services re-enactment

Channel: BBC

 

 

999 What’s Your Emergency

Where: Around town

Type of program: Reality

Channel: Channel 4

 

 

Airline

Where: Air Livery repaint Easyjet Boeing 737

Type of Program: Reality

Channel: ITV

 

 

Alfresco Food Show

Where:

Type of program: Cookery

Channel:

 

 

Anglia News

Where: Town General

Type of program: Documentary

Channel: ITV

 

 

Ant & Dec’s Push the Button.

Where: Southend Tennis & Leisure Centre

Type of program: Game show

Channel: ITV

 

 

Art Attack

Where: The Three Shells & Pier

Type of program:

Channel: ITV

 

 

Away with Words

Where:

Type of program:

Channel:

 

 

Bailiffs

Where: Around town

Type of program: Reality

Channel: ITV

 

 

Beadles Hot Shots

Where: Various location

Type of Program: Comedy sketchs by the public.

Channel: ITV

 

Many Thanks to Nigel (Movieman) for the list of Southend sketchs he masterminded.

 

Sketch 1

'Captain Codfish' AKA Fisherman's Fingers

Leigh (beach in front of cockle sheds)

 

Sketch 2

'Nitro'

Waste land in Wakering Road, Shoeburyness (now The Tree Fella's yard).

 

Sketch 3

'Lotta a Bottle'

Shouthchurch Boulevard and Pavilion Close (off Castleton Road)

 

Sketch 4

'Clown'

Princes Court Cleaners, Prince Avenue.

 

Sketch 5

'Daisy's Day Out

Southend sea front and Adventure Island

 

 

Big Brother Vox Pops

Where: Adventure Island

Type of program: Reality

Channel: Channel 4

 

 

Bob Downe around Britain

Where: Around town

Type of program: Documentary

Channel:

 

 

Bugs

Where: Airport

Type of program: Adventure/Drama

Channel: BBC

 

 

Challenge Anneka

Where: Seafront & carehome

Type of program: Celebrity challange

Channel: ITV

 

 

Challenge TV Christmas Karaoke Challenge

Where: Pier, RNLI Lifeboat House

Type of program:  Music

Channel: Challenge (Cable/Sky/Freeview)

 

 

Chief for the Night

Where: Cliffs Pavilion

Type of program:  Cookery

Channel: ITV

 

 

Classic Aircraft

Where: Airport, Vulcan

Type of program: Documentary

Channel: Discovery

 

 

Come Dine With Me (1)

Where: Around town

Type of program: Cookery competition

Channel: Channel 4

 

 

Come Dine With Me (2) (2011)

Where: Around town

Type of program: Cookery competition

Channel: Channel 4

 

 

 

 

 

Come Dine With Me (September 2014)

Where: Around town

Type of program: Cookery competition

Channel: Channel 4

 

 

 

Countrywise at War

Where:

Type of program: Documentary

Channel: BBC

 

 

Cover Story (Cruisers)

Where: Seafront

Type of program:  Documentary

Channel: BBC

 

 

Daddy’s Girl (2002)

Where: Around town

Type of program: Drama starring Ross Kemp

Channel: ITV

 

 

Eastenders (1985/92/2000)

Where: Around town

Type of program: Soap

Channel: BBC

 

 

Emergency Bikers

Where: Around town

Type of program: Reality

Channel: Channel 5

 

 

Essex Factor (Geoff Randal)

Where: Round town

Type of program:  Documentary

Channel: Sky news

 

 

 

 

 

Fair Cops

Where:

Type of program:  Reality

Channel:

 

 

 

 

 

Fairy Job Mother

Where: Around town

Type of Program: Help

Channel: Channel 4

 

 

Find My Past

Where: Around town

Type of program:  Documentary

Channel: Yesterday 2011

 

 

First Night of the Proms

Where: Around town

Type of program:  Music

Channel: BBC2 2011

 

 

Flog it

Where: Seafront, Cliffs

Type of program:  Entertainment

Channel: BBC 2011

 

 

Flog it

Where: Pier

Type of program:  Entertainment

Channel: BBC September 2014

 

 

Food Fighters

Where: Leigh on Sea

Type of program:  Documentary

Channel: BBC

 

 

Food Fight Club with Jamie Oliver & Jimmy Doherty

Where: Pier and town

Type of program:  Cookery

Channel: Channel 4 2012

 

 

 

Food Flight Club with Jamie Oliver & Jimmy Doherty

Where: Pier, around town

Type of program:  Music

Channel: Channel 4 2013

 

 

Food Fight Club with Jamie Oliver & Jimmy Doherty

Where: Pier, around town

Type of program:  Cookery

Channel: Channel 4 2014

 

 

Four Weddings

Where: Civic Centre, The Bell (pub)

Type of program: Reality

Channel: Living (Cable/Sky/Freeview)

 

 

Frontline Cops

Where: Round Town

Type of program:  Reality

Channel: Channel 5

 

 

Great British Food

Where: Pier, Adventure Island, Around town

Type of program:  Cookery

Channel: Channel 4 (4 episodes) 2011

 

 

Great British Planes

Where: Airport, Vulcan

Type of program: Factual

Channel: Discovery

 

 

Great British Railway Journeys

Where: Pier, Seafront

Type of program:  Entertainment

Channel: BBC

 

 

 

Holiday Watch

Where:

Type of program: Travel

Channel:

 

 

Home is where the heart is

Where: Seafront

Type of Program: Celebrities Help people

Channel: ITV

 

 

Hot Property

Where: Around town

Type of program: Game show

Channel: Channel 5

 

 

Hotel Rescue

Where: Round town (the hotel was in Clacton the owner lived in Southend)

Type of program: Observational documentary television

Channel: Channel 5

 

 

Homes from Hell

Where:

Type of program:  Entertainment

Channel: ITV

 

 

House Gift

Where:

Type of program: Game show

Channel: ITV

 

 

Inside Out

Where:

Type of program: Documentary

Channel: BBC

 

 

 

Is our Weather Getting Worse

Where: Pier, Seafront

Type of program:  Documentary

Channel: Channel 4

 

 

Jewish Mother of the Year

Where: Around town

Type of program:  Entertainment

Channel: Channel 4 2012

 

 

Just Good Friends

Where: St Nicholas, Great Wakering, and they once filmed in Thurston Avenue, using one of the bungalows

Type of Program: Comedy

Channel: ITV

 

 

Lee Evans

Where:

Type of program: Documentary

Channel:

 

 

London Bridge

Where: Around town

Type of program: Soap/Drama

Channel: ITV

 

 

London’s Burning (1)

Where: Marine Parade sun shelter

Type of program: Drama

Channel: ITV

 

 

London’s Burning (2)

Where: Seafront (Dolphin rescue)

Type of program: Drama

Channel: ITV

 

 

 

Long Lost Family

Where: Seafront, round town

Type of program:  Documentary

Channel: ITV May 2012

 

 

Lost Routes with Griff Rhys Jones

Where: Round town

Type of program:  Documentary

Channel: BBC June 2012

 

 

May the Best House Win

Where: Round town

Type of program:  Entertainment

Channel: ITV Wednesday 20th June 2012

 

 

May the Best House Win

Where: Round town

Type of program:  Entertainment

Channel: Wednesday 3rd July 2012

 

 

Meridian TV “Big Day Out”

Where: Airport Vulcan

Type of program: Documentary

Channel: ITV

 

 

Massive Engines

Where: Airport BAC111

Type of program: Documentary

Channel: Discovery

 

 

Mile High

Where: Airport BAC111

Type of program: Soap/Drama based on an airline

Channel: Sky One

 

 

 Minder

Where: Southend Pier (Closing credits They have to walk back to the pier head after Arther forgot his wallet)

Type of Program: Drama

Channel: ITV

 

 

Modern Times

Where:

Type of program: Documentary on waste management

Channel:

 

 

My FC (Terry Alderton Southend United)

Where: Around town, Roots Hall

Type of program: Documentary

Channel: ITV

 

 

Naked Chief (Jamie Oliver)

Where: Adventure Island

Type of program: Cookery

Channel: Channel 4

 

 

New Bruisers Comedy Sketch Show

Where:

Type of program: Comedy

Channel: BBC

 

 

Newsroom Southeast Resort Report

Where: Round Town

Type of program: Documentary

Channel: BBC

 

 

No Country for Old Men

Where: Round town

Type of program:  Documentary

Channel: History

 

 

 One Man and his Hob (Aldo Zilli)

Where:

Type of program: Cookery

Channel:

 

 

Paramedics

Where: Round town

Type of program: Reality

Channel: ITV

 

 

Parking Mad

Where: Round town

Type of program:  Reality

Channel: BBC January 2013

 

 

Police Academy UK

Where: Seafront

Type of program: Reality

Channel: BBC

 

 

Police Camera Action

Where: Round town

Type of program: Reality

Channel: ITV

 

 

Police Interceptors

Where: Around town

Type of program: Reality

Channel: Channel 5

 

 

Roughnecks

Where: Airport terminal

Type of program: Oil rig based drama

Channel: BBC

 

 

 Rude Boy Food

Where:

Type of program: Cookery

Channel:

 

 

Sky Sports

Where: Roots Hall

Type of Program: Live Sport

Channel: Sky Sports

 

 

Songs of Praise

Where: Crowstone Congressional Church

Type of program:  Documentary

Channel: BBC 15th August 1965

 

 

Southenders

Where: Around town

Type of program: Reality

Channel: ITV

 

 

Stobarts Trucks & Trucking

Where: Southend Airport

Type of Program: reality

Channel: Channel

 

 

Streetmate

Where:

Type of Program: Dating show

Channel:

 

 

Supersize Ambulance

Where: Southend Hospital

Type of Program: Reality (Thames Ambulance Service)

Channel: BBC3

 

 

Thames Barge

Where: Thames Estuary

Type of program: Documentary

Channel: ITV

 

 

Thames Superhighway

Where: Seafront, Pier, Sandbanks

Type of program: Wildlife

Channel: ITV

 

 

The 6’o Clock show

Where: Seafront

Type of program: Entertainment

Channel: ITV

 

 

The Airshow

Where: Airport, over sea front

Type of program: Documentary

Channel: BBC

 

 

The Bill

Where: Pier, Pier Hill, marine Parade, Westcliff Hotel

Type of program: Drama

Channel: ITV

 

 

The ITV Weekend Show

Where:

Type of program: Entertainment

Channel: ITV

 

 

The Match

Where: Roots Hall

Type of program: Live sport

Channel: ITV

 

 

The Politics Show

Where: Seafront

Type of program: Political

Channel: BBC

 

 

The Priory

Where:

Type of program: Arts/Entertainment

Channel: Channel 4

 

 

The Prisoner

Where:

Type of program:

Channel:

 

 

The Ugly Face of Beauty

Where:

Type of program: Documentary/health

Channel: Channel 4

 

 

The X Factor Fans Views (2009)

Where: Adventure Island

Type of program: Music

Channel: ITV

 

 

Time Team

Where: Priory Park, St Marys, Seafront

Type of Program: Documentary

Channel: Channel 4

 

 

Tomorrows World (Cardboard Class Room)

Where: Westborough School

Type of program: General Interest

Channel: BBC

 

 

 Top Gear

Where: Western Esplanade (James May)

Type of program: Motoring

Channel: BBC

 

 

Trippers

Where: Round town

Type of program: Reality

Channel: ITV

 

 

Trippers 2

Where: Round town

Type of program: Reality

Channel: ITV

 

 

Undercover Agent

Where: Round town

Type of program:  Reality

Channel: BBC November 2011

 

 

Undercover Boss

Where: High Street, Seafront, YMCA SOS Bus

Type of program:  Reality/Documentary

Channel: Channel 4 September 2014

 

 

Wheeler Dealers

Where: Seafront, Happidrome Arcade

Type of program:  Entertainment

Channel: Discovery September 2012

 

 

Who’s House

Where:

Type of program: Game show

Channel:

 

 

Wild about Essex

Where: Beach & Foulness

Type of program: Wildlife

Channel: ITV

 

 

Young Apprentice

Where: Seafront

Type of program:  Entertainment

Channel: BBC 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 If you can help fill in the blanks or have any other programmes/Adverts/Films to add to the list plese get in touch: [email protected]

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