FILM : Private Function, A
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Private Function, A 1984 Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott, Richard Griffiths, Tony Haygarth, John Normington, Bill Paterson, Liz Smith Lancashire, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire
Director : Malcolm Mowbray   Production Company : HandMade Films  Region : NORTH

In a small Northern English town in 1947 the citizens endure continuing food rationing. When local businessmen want to hold a party to celebrate the royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth to Prince Philip, they decide to illegally raise a pig for the occasion.

Screen captures uploaded by Phil Wilkinson

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A Private Function [DVD] [1984]

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Private Function, A - Chiropodist Gilbert Chilvers (Michael Palin) cycles along a road above the town. Nigel Rowe advises that this is the view down the Keighley Road above Ilkley in West Yorkshire.
Private Function, A

prifu001. Chiropodist Gilbert Chilvers (Michael Palin) cycles along a road above the town. Nigel Rowe advises that this is the view down the Keighley Road above Ilkley in West Yorkshire.

prifu001n. And Nigel provides this shot of the same place now.
(Modern Photo Added: 28-02-2017)

Private Function, A - The postman delivers a parcel to Gilbert's house.
Private Function, A

prifu002. The postman delivers a parcel to Gilbert's house.

prifu002n. With information from the Ilkley Gazette Neil Rigby sends this Google Earth shot of Moorfield Road, Ilkley. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 28-02-2017)

Private Function, A - Joyce Chilvers (Maggie Smith) accepts the parcel whilst her Mother (Liz Smith) looks on. See prifu002n
Private Function, A

prifu003. Joyce Chilvers (Maggie Smith) accepts the parcel whilst her Mother (Liz Smith) looks on. See prifu002n

Private Function, A - A closer view of the town's gas works over the rooftops.  Ilkley as seen from Keighley Road recognised by Nigel who adds
Private Function, A

prifu004. A closer view of the town's gas works over the rooftops. Ilkley as seen from Keighley Road recognised by Nigel who adds "The gasometer has been demolished and replaced by a Booths supermarket".

prifu004n. A general view from above the town by Nigel Rowe.
(Modern Photo Added: 28-02-2017)

Private Function, A - Gilbert arrives at his next patients home.  Unidentified location.
Private Function, A

prifu005. Gilbert arrives at his next patients home. Unidentified location.

Private Function, A - Joyce and her mother queue at Barraclough's butchers whilst Mrs Allardyce (Alison Steadman) leave the shop. Bolling Road, Ben Rhydding, West Yorkshire.
Private Function, A

prifu006. Joyce and her mother queue at Barraclough's butchers whilst Mrs Allardyce (Alison Steadman) leave the shop. Bolling Road, Ben Rhydding, West Yorkshire.

Private Function, A - Inspector Noble (Jim Carter) arrives to close the shop after advice is received about the butcher selling horse meat.  Bolling Road, Ben Rhydding, West Yorkshire.
Private Function, A

prifu007. Inspector Noble (Jim Carter) arrives to close the shop after advice is received about the butcher selling horse meat. Bolling Road, Ben Rhydding, West Yorkshire.

Private Function, A - Gilbert admires his new premises on The Parade.  Albert Road, Barnoldswick, Lancashire.
Private Function, A

prifu008. Gilbert admires his new premises on The Parade. Albert Road, Barnoldswick, Lancashire.

Private Function, A - Henry Allardyce (Richard Griffiths) approaches Gilbert on The Parade.  Albert Road, Barnoldswick.
Private Function, A

prifu009. Henry Allardyce (Richard Griffiths) approaches Gilbert on The Parade. Albert Road, Barnoldswick.

Private Function, A - The exterior of Douglas J. Nuttal's butcher's shop. Neil Rigby places this as 15-17 Church Street, Ilkley, LS299DR - See prifu016n (RL)
Private Function, A

prifu010. The exterior of Douglas J. Nuttal's butcher's shop. Neil Rigby places this as 15-17 Church Street, Ilkley, LS299DR - See prifu016n (RL)

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