Let Him Have It

Date: 1991
Director: Peter Medak
Production Company: British Screen Productions, Canal+, Film Trustees Ltd.

Stars: Christopher Eccleston, Paul Reynolds, Tom Courtenay, Eileen Atkins
Location(s): Berkshire, Greater Manchester, Kent, London, Merseyside

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Based on the true story of Derek Bentley, who was hanged for murder under controversial circumstances. Although Bentley did not actually murder a British policeman he received the death sentence. Derek Bentley was pardoned 1n 1993, forty years after being hanged.

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An air raid during the Second World War where Derek Bentley suffers a blow to the head. Toft Street, Liverpool.

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Derek Bentley's sister Lilian (Eileen Atkins) walks home along Fairfield Road, Croydon. In reality Cranbury Road, Reading in Berkshire.

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Lilian and Derek (Christopher Eccleston) leave their house. Cranbury Road in Reading.

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Lilian and Derek head into town. Cranbury Road again with Battle Primary School to the right.

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Croydon town centre played by Victoria Road / Victoria Parade, New Brighton, Wirral, Merseyside with the Spire of St. James Church right of centre background.

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Christopher Craig (Paul Reynolds) surprises Derek. To the north of the East Lancashire Railway's Bury Bolton Street station in Bury, Greater Manchester.

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Unidentified location, but perhaps the same London bus as in Capture 5, so maybe the Wirral?

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Derek pauses to watch Niven Craig drive past whilst working as a road sweeper. New Brighton. Victoria Parade to be exact says Neil Rigby. (RL)

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Dave Jones locates this as Dock 1 Between Canada Dock and Huskisson Dock, Liverpool Docks looking across Regent Road. The nissen hut type building at the far end still exists. (RL)

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Niven Craig (Mark McGann) in their car. New Brighton, Merseyside. Victoria Parade once again says Neil. (RL)

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New Brighton, Merseyside. And Victoria Parade again says Neil. (RL)

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New Brighton. And once more it's Victoria Parade found by Neil. (RL)

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Niven Craig is arrested. Miles Holmes advises that this is Huskisson Street in Toxteth, Liverpool L8.

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Niven Craig's arrest as seen by Christopher and Derek. A wider view of Huskisson Street, located by Miles Holmes.

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The car is turning into Cranbury Road from Prince of Wales Avenue, Reading.

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Derek visits the Craigs's house. Laura Miller recognised Lyncroft Gardens in Ealing W13.

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The site of the attempted robbery and shooting at Barlow & Parker's Warehouse on Tamworth Road, Croydon. Rob Matthews advises that in reality this is Hillview Surgery on Bilton Road, Perivale, Greater London.

Church Lane in Chatham just along the road from the prison in image lhhi018.

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The sycamores have done their worst. SJ

Pierrepoint arrives to carry out Derek's execution at London's Wandsworth Prison. The Main Entrance Gate to the Dockyard in Church Lane, Chatham, Kent. The location was also used in 'Watch Your Stern'.

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Don't buy your tickets here though, that's a hike further down the road. SJ