FILM : Pop Pirates (Children's Film Foundation)
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Pop Pirates (Children's Film Foundation) 1984 George Sweeney, Roger Daltrey, Joe Melia, Christopher Beeny, Bill Treacher Buckinghamshire, East Sussex
Director : Jack Grossman   Production Company : Welbeck Films Ltd, Children's Film and Television Foundation  Region : SOUTH EAST M-Q

A schoolboy pop group enter a talent contest but their lead singer is involved with video piracy.

Screen captures uploaded by Phil Wilkinson

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Pop Pirates

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Pop Pirates (Children's Film Foundation) - Inside The Palace Pier Theatre, reggae band The Pirates audition for a competition. This is Palace Pier on Madeira Drive in Brighton, East Sussex.
Pop Pirates (Children's Film Foundation)

poppi001. Inside The Palace Pier Theatre, reggae band The Pirates audition for a competition. This is Palace Pier on Madeira Drive in Brighton, East Sussex.

poppi001n. The theatre was dismantled in 1986. It was also seen in 'Carry On At Your Convenience' and 'Come Play With Me'. SD
(Modern Photo Added: 09-07-2017)

Pop Pirates (Children's Film Foundation) - Paul ‘Winegum’ Wine (Spencer Chandler) sits strumming while Robert (Stephen Bird), Patrick (Patrick Pereira) and Fred (Calvin Samuel) pack up the band’s gear. Palace Pier was renamed Brighton Pier in 2000 and Brighton Palace Pier six years later.
Pop Pirates (Children's Film Foundation)

poppi002. Paul ‘Winegum’ Wine (Spencer Chandler) sits strumming while Robert (Stephen Bird), Patrick (Patrick Pereira) and Fred (Calvin Samuel) pack up the band’s gear. Palace Pier was renamed Brighton Pier in 2000 and Brighton Palace Pier six years later.

poppi002n. The pier entrance at opening time, just before the crowds arrived. SD
(Modern Photo Added: 09-07-2017)

Pop Pirates (Children's Film Foundation) - Paul’s Uncle, Stewart Biggs (George Sweeney), hands over master tapes to a pair of Video Pirates. Overlooking Brighton Marina from Marine Drive.
Pop Pirates (Children's Film Foundation)

poppi003. Paul’s Uncle, Stewart Biggs (George Sweeney), hands over master tapes to a pair of Video Pirates. Overlooking Brighton Marina from Marine Drive.

poppi003n. Development of the marina began in 1985 and has continued ever since. SD
(Modern Photo Added: 09-07-2017)

Pop Pirates (Children's Film Foundation) - A Policeman calls over to Stewart that his van is parked on double yellow lines. Marine Drive with properties on The Cliff in the background.
Pop Pirates (Children's Film Foundation)

poppi004. A Policeman calls over to Stewart that his van is parked on double yellow lines. Marine Drive with properties on The Cliff in the background.

poppi004n. Not only that, the van is also blocking the entrance road to the marina. SD
(Modern Photo Added: 09-07-2017)

Pop Pirates (Children's Film Foundation) - After the van is loaded, Michael Carpenter (Ricky Simmonds) pays Stewart the rent for the band's hired equipment. Outside the entrance to Palace Pier with the Royal Albion Hotel at the corner of Grand Junction Road and Old Steine in the background.
Pop Pirates (Children's Film Foundation)

poppi005. After the van is loaded, Michael Carpenter (Ricky Simmonds) pays Stewart the rent for the band's hired equipment. Outside the entrance to Palace Pier with the Royal Albion Hotel at the corner of Grand Junction Road and Old Steine in the background.

poppi005n. A similar view was seen in 'Carry On At Your Convenience'. SD
(Modern Photo Added: 09-07-2017)

Pop Pirates (Children's Film Foundation) - At the Popular Video Production Company, a Guard (Joe Melia) comes out of his office to meet a car bringing Sergeant Jones and Mr. Baker of Customs and Excise to carry out an investigation.
Pop Pirates (Children's Film Foundation)

poppi006. At the Popular Video Production Company, a Guard (Joe Melia) comes out of his office to meet a car bringing Sergeant Jones and Mr. Baker of Customs and Excise to carry out an investigation.

Pop Pirates (Children's Film Foundation) - At the rear of the video company’s factory, Stewart looks around as he carries a package to the back gate.
Pop Pirates (Children's Film Foundation)

poppi007. At the rear of the video company’s factory, Stewart looks around as he carries a package to the back gate.

Pop Pirates (Children's Film Foundation) - Paul takes the package containing video master tapes of new material by singers and bands.
Pop Pirates (Children's Film Foundation)

poppi008. Paul takes the package containing video master tapes of new material by singers and bands.

Pop Pirates (Children's Film Foundation) - With Paul and his Uncle missing, The Pirates use Mr. Carpenter’s van to carry their equipment for the final audition. JT recognised this as Madeira Drive with Marine Parade in the background.
Pop Pirates (Children's Film Foundation)

poppi009. With Paul and his Uncle missing, The Pirates use Mr. Carpenter’s van to carry their equipment for the final audition. JT recognised this as Madeira Drive with Marine Parade in the background.

poppi009n. Now with a different van parked outside the pier. SD
(Modern Photo Added: 09-07-2017)

Pop Pirates (Children's Film Foundation) - Paul cycles back from helping his brother having missed the audition.
Pop Pirates (Children's Film Foundation)

poppi010. Paul cycles back from helping his brother having missed the audition.

poppi010n. Lime Walk, New Denham, Buckinghamshire. The scene ends by the house on the right where Lime Walk leads into Willow Crescent, so logically this should be viewed from the northern end of Lime Walk. Image copyright Google Streetview. SD
(Modern Photo Added: 20-11-2017)

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