Foreign Body

Date: 1986
Director: Ronald Neame
Production Company: Orion

Stars: Victor Banerjee, Warren Mitchell, Dennis Quilley, Amanda Donohue, Eve Ferret, Anna Massey, Stratford Johns, Trevor Howard
Location(s): London

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Storyline:

Indian immigrant accidentally finds love and an esteemed position as a sympathetic but nevertheless untrained doctor. SJ

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Banerjee finds himself in a bustling market. Shepherd's Bush Market in W12 with the viaduct carrying the Hammersmith & City Line curving away southward on the right.

Enjoying the sights of Trafalgar Square, London WC2.

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Looking towards the National Gallery. SJ

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Buying a paper to find a room. Oxford Circus, W1.

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Finds a flat at "Shepherd's Bush." I think indeed this is Uxbridge Road looking east.

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No. 320. But if it is Uxbridge Road, more like 230 or so.

Banerjee walks along minding his own business in Mayfair.

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92 and 93 Mount Street, London W1. SJ

A 73 bus knocks over Donohue in Mount Street and Banerjee comes to the rescue.

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I think the 73 bus got lost: perhaps it was on diversion. SJ

Banerjee brings Donohue into 94 Mount Street.

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The view from outside Pringle of Scotland at 94 Mount Street. SJ

Deciding to become a doctor, Banerjee rents a consulting room.

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This is 1 Upper Wimpole Street. SJ

Banerjee surveys his newly-found status.

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The west side of Upper Wimpole Street, W1. SJ

Banerjee is fast becoming established.

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Looking north up Upper Wimpole Street. SJ

Off to the bank to open an account. RL has spotted Chesterfield Street looking towards Charles Street, W1.

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Looking north along Chesterfield Street. SJ

Lloyd's bank at no15. Chesterfield Street, alas but predictably no longer a bank (RL)

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Now a "microtel" SJ

Banerjee's clients include the prime minister Quilley.

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Looking north on Upper Wimpole Street. SJ

A deceptive sign. We are a little to the west of Harley Street looking south on the corner of Weymouth Street and Upper Wimpole Street.

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Sign's moved and changed back to its proper name. SJ

Some more signs to distract us, while onlookers are gazing up at a medical disturbance.

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Looking west on Weymouth Street at the junction of Upper Wimpole Street. SJ

Howard is rescued by a fireman.

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The Weymouth Street side of the corner. SJ

A rescued Howard is led away.

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Looking east along Weymouth Street. SJ

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Ferret knows that Banerjee is an imposter and calls him to negotiate an arrangement.

A meeting is arranged. That Gucci sign should help identify this, and I walked past it a few days before publishing this film. Old Bond Street looking south towards Piccadilly, thank you RL.

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Gucci (to my right mostly out of shot) is still at 34 Old Bond Street. Only the building on Piccadilly is easy to recognise. SJ

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And Banerjee walks past a Car Parking sign.