Ashes and Sand

Date: 2003
Director: Bob Blagden
Production Company: Matador Pictures

Stars: Nick Moran, Lara Belmont, Victoria Scarborough, Beccy Armory, Sarah French, Jessica Harris, Daniel Ryan, Kerry Godliman, Ashleigh Herford, Freddy White, Sam Graham, Jenna Harrison, Terry John, Jason Nicoli.
Location(s): East Sussex, Hertfordshire, West Sussex



Hayley leads a gang of teenage muggers in Brighton. All she wants is to steal enough money for them to escape to Bali. Then she sees Daniel, a young detective from London. She becomes infatuated, she must have him at any cost.

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The camera pans along the Palace Pier, Brighton, East Sussex.

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The Palace Pier name restored by public demand.

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Hayley (Lara Belmont) picks up a Spanish student (Jason Nicoli) on Brighton seafront.

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Facing east by the kiosks at the entrance to the Palace Pier.

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Hayley leads the student down some steps where her gang attack and rob him.

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The concrete groyne on the west side of the Palace Pier,

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As the girls run off, gang member Anna (Sarah French) kicks him firmly in the groin.

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The only mugging I saw was done by seagulls.

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The gang run off along Madeira Drive.

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Facing west, with Brills Lane seen in 'Quadrophenia' in the distance.

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The girls run past the shops and restaurants on Aquarium Terraces.

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Some buildings on Aquarium Terraces are being demolished to make way for new restaurants and cafes.

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Hayley breaks in to Brighton Sea Life Centre through the fire escape. The Terrace, Madeira Drive, on the left of the Harvester entrance.

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Now, without the fake doors.

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The gang members, Anna, Jo (Beccy Armory) Hayley and Lauren (Jessica Harris) take their stolen items to be fenced. Union Street, in the Brighton Lanes.

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Union Street facing Ship Street. Union Street was also seen in 'La Course a l'echalote'.

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The girls turn into Meeting House Lane.

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Meeting House Lane was also seen in 'Brighton Rock' (1947), 'Jigsaw' and 'The Night We Got The Bird'.

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Detective Sergeant Daniel McClune (Nick Moran) makes an arrest at the house where the gang were planning to fence the stolen items. Unknown location.

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Hayley's gang join the crowd of onlookers.

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Detective Constable Dawn Ellis (Victoria Scarborough) ruins Hayley's chance to sell the stolen items.

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Daniel and Dawn discuss police business over coffee. Terraces Bar and Grill, unit 8-9 The Terraces, Madeira Drive, Brighton.

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Soon to be demolished and replaced by two new pavilions. Viewed through a convenient gap in the hoarding.

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Two girls from Saint Saviours school walk home through the estate. Swanborough Drive, Whitehawk, Brighton, facing Kestral Court.

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They encounter Hayley and her gang. Swanborough Drive, Whitehawk, facing Linchmere flats.

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One of the girls (Jenna Harrison) shouts "bitches!" at the fleeing gang.

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Daniel and Dawn walk through the Madeira Terrace arches. Madeira Drive, Brighton.

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Now, structurally unsafe and fenced off. The terraces are awaiting a costly restoration. Also seen in 'Be My Guest', 'Brighton Rock' (2010), 'Genevieve', 'The Girl with a Pistol', 'Me Without You' and 'Oh What a Lovely War'.

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Dawn tells Daniel that she has been investigating the teenage gang. Madeira Drive, Brighton.

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Facing west from beside the fenced off Madeira Terrace.

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Hayley runs from the Royal Pavilion, Brighton, after stealing a poster from an Art of Bali exhibition.

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The Royal Pavilion viewed through the India Gate.

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Hayley runs towards North Street.

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The Italian restaurant has doubled in size.

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Daniel finds Hayley on the pier. Worthing Pier, Worthing, West Sussex.

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Worthing Pier was also seen in 'Cor Blimey', 'Dance With a Stranger', 'The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer' and 'Wish You Were Here'.

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Hayley's friends laugh at Daniel. Worthing Pier.

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Now with the turbines of the Rampion Wind Farm on the horizon.

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Daniel walks home along Brunswick Square, Hove, East Sussex.

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Daniel's flat was the basement of 42 Brunswick Square.

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The gang head for the off-licence. Buckingham Road, Watford, Hertfordshire.

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Once inside they commit more criminal acts. Asvins Food and Wine, 376 St Albans Road, Watford.

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Lauren snogs her boyfriend Marty (Freddy White) outside a nightclub. Carousels bar, 215-225 Kings Road Arches, Brighton.

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Now, in the daytime, without the snogging teenagers.

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Hayley and Anna mock Lauren for her minger of a boyfriend.

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Kings Road, Brighton, above the arches.

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Dawn has been following the girls and comes over to speak to them. Kings Road, Brighton, with the Queens Hotel on the left.

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This area was also seen in 'Cassandra's Dream'.

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Hayley and Anna run off shouting "We want Daniel". Facing west on Kings Road.

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Most of the night time scenes were filmed at around 2 am.

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After questioning Hayley, Daniel leaves the house. Unknown location, but it's number 3 if that helps.

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After leaving the pub, Daniel asks Dawn if she lives nearby. Kings Road, Brighton, opposite the Old Ship Hotel.

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Looking up towards The Esplanade, Kings Road.

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Dawn gets the wrong idea and kisses Daniel. Kings Road, Brighton at the top of the ramp. The Queens Hotel is seen in the background.

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Also seen in 'Cassandra's Dream'.

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Dawn arrests a pervert (Sam Graham) caught trying to abduct a child from the playground. Unknown location.

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Hayley makes her way to the supermarket that Daniel is heading for. Meeting House Lane, Brighton.

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Meeting House Lane leading to North Street.

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Hayley runs along Oxford Place, Brighton.

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Now with slightly more graffiti.

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Hayley enters the supermarket before Daniel arrives. Somerfield, 119 London Road, Brighton.

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Now a Co-op.

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Dawn sees Hayley follow Daniel from the supermarket.

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Outside the Co-op on London Road now.

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Hayley arrives at Daniel's flat. 42 Brunswick Square, Hove.

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Still plenty of parked cars.

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After Daniel refuses to let her in, Hayley gets drunk and walks home. Marine Parade, Brighton, near to the entrance to Brighton Sea Life Centre.

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Facing the Royal Albion Hotel, seen in 'Genevieve'.

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Hayley arrives home drunk. Unknown location.

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The gang break into cars in a multistorey car park. Level 7, Grafton car park, Worthing.

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Before the cars arrived.

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Hayley is unimpressed with the car stereo that Jo has stolen.

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The view from the car park, with The Lido on Marine Parade, which appears in 'Stan and Ollie', on the right.

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After deciding to leave, Daniel visits a department store to buy a suitcase. Clements & Co 22-23 High Street, Watford. Clements closed in 2004. The shop is now a B&M.

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Hayley once again runs from the Royal Pavilion after stealing a dress from the Bali exhibition.

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The Royal Pavilion was also seen in 'Brighton Rock' (1947), 'Be My Guest', The Girl with a Pistol' and 'Penny Points to Paradise'.

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Hayley runs through the India Gate.

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Those gates are very rarely open.

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Hayley and Anna run out of Jim Thompson's restaurant and bar, 1 The Terrace, Madeira Drive, Brighton.

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The restaurant is now a Havester. The hoardings are for the Madeira Terraces building work.

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Hayley sprays graffiti on Daniel's car in the police station compound. Unknown location.

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Hayley stands defiant as Dawn approaches with two police officers.

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She struggles as they take her into custody.

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Jo and Lauren climb over the fence, climb onto the extension and gain access to Hayley's bedroom to steal her money. Unknown location.

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Hayley is driven home by Dawn. Unknown location.

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Dawn tells Hayley that Daniel is leaving.

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The gang meet at Brighton Sea Life Centre,

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The handrail has been removed from the the middle of the steps.

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The girls notice a potential mugging victim (Terry John). Madeira Drive, Brighton, near to where Joanne ran on to the beach in 'London to Brighton'.

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Now a more cluttered area.

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Hayley decides to approach him. Madeira Drive facing the Palace Pier.

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Brighton's version of the "Boris Bike".

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The man turns violent and during the scuffle, Jo pulls a knife and stabs him.

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Facing east along Madeira Drive.

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The girls return to their hideout in The Sea Life Centre.

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An ambulance arrives for the stab victim. Madeira Drive facing the Palace Pier.

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The Palace Pier featured in 'Brighton Rock' (1947) and many other films.

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Hayley phones Daniel to ask him for help. Marine Parade looking over the entrance to the Sea Life Centre.

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The entrance to the Sea Life Centre was seen in 'Quadrophenia'.

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Daniel says goodbye to his colleague Glyn (Daniel Ryan), Glyn's wife Carol (Kerry Godliman) and daughter Gemma (Ashleigh Herford). Unknown location

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As he leaves, Daniel lies for the girls and gives them a false alibi.

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After the attack on Daniel, Jo, Lauren and Anna run from his flat just as Dawn arrives. Brunswick Square.

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A peaceful scene today.

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During her attack on Daniel, Hayley fantasises that they are on a beach in Bali. Probably not Bali but it could be Ruislip Lido Beach. Thanks was given to the London Boro. Of Hillingdon in the credits which could back it up.

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After Dawn discovers what Hayley has done, a scene of what could have been in Bali.