Cemetery Junction

Date: 2010
Director: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Production Company: Columbia Pictures, Sony International

Stars: Tom Hughes, Christian Cooke, Jack Doolan, Ralph Fiennes, Emily Watson, Matthew Goode, Steve Speirs, Burn Gorman, Bryony Hannah, Ricky Gervais, David Earl, Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkington
Location(s): Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, London, Oxfordshire

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70’s England is in full swing as three outcast friends find themselves drinking, joking, fighting and chasing girls, while dreaming of escape from their blue-collar hometown of Cemetery Junction.

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The story is set in the 1970s and this is the village of Woodstock in Oxfordshire, OX20. Seen in The Titfield Thunderbolt.

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Also seen in 'Frieda'. (SD)

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The three friends Tom Hughes (Bruce), Christian Cooke (Freddie) and Jack Doolan (Snork) walk along the train tracks at Great Central Railway on Great Central Road, Loughborough, LE11.

The lads play a prank on a local police officer in Park Street, Woodstock OX20.

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No police to prank today. (SD)

The boys try to chat up some local girls along Park Street in Woodstock OX20.

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With the Post Office on the right. (SD)

After some trouble in the pub, the boys spent the night in the slammer. The local police station is actually the Town Hall in Market Place, Woodstock OX20.

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Seen as the Town Hall in 'Frieda'. (SD)

But after their friendly police officer lets them go, they head off down Park Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire,OX20.

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Facing The Bear Hotel. (SD)

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The lads are walking home. Their street is located at Woodlands Drive, Stanmore, London HA7.

Freddie starts his new insurance selling job and is driven by Matthew Goode (Mike) in a 1959 MG A 1600 MkI down a currently unidentified street. Probably somewhere in Hampstead, London.

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A distorted Google image of the location. Little Common, Stanmore, HA7. (SD)

Mike will end up showing Freddie how it is done at a house that is unidentified but most likely in Hampstead, London.

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20 Little Common, Stanmore, HA7. (Google image) (SD)

Freddie heads back to Insurance HQ which in reality is Victoria House, 1 Vernon Place in London WC1A.

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Peter notes that an extra floor has been added. (RL)

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Bruce finishes another factory shift and heads home to Woodlands Drive, Stanmore, London HA7 for a bit of parental confrontation.

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The trio watch the sunrise over an unidentified location but is probably the valleys around Stroud in Gloucestershire.

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Freddie continues to try and sell insurance along Church Row, London NW3. Tris points out that a similar view of the location is seen in 'Sapphire'.

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He even tries to sell to David Earl (Brian) at the Cemetery Junction cafe (which is really on Great Central Railway on Great Central Road, Loughborough, LE11).

And still the door to door selling continues somewhere in Hampstead, London.

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This is number 2 Browns Lane, Woodstock. (SD)

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...as well as another shot that is also on Church Row, London NW3.

He sees some success at an address along Flask Walk, London NW3 although he remains emotionally conflicted.

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Peter had success in Hampstead too.

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and now at the nice house that is somewhere in Hampstead, London of the Kendricks (Ralph Fiennes and Emily Watson). The nice cars are the 1959 MG A 1600 MkI and the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I. John Topp advises that the house was also used for TV productions…. Inside No 9 S1:6 ‘The Harrowing’ (2014) and Lead Balloon S2:E7 ‘Rita’ (2007)…. and no doubt many more! (RL)

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Bruce and Freddie go back to Cemetery Junction station (really Great Central Railway on Great Central Road, Loughborough, LE11) to visit Snork at his day job.

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David Earl (Brian) enjoys the sun outside the Cemetery Junction cafe, which is really Great Central Railway on Great Central Road, Loughborough, LE11.

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Bruce and Freddie have an idea to cause some passenger confusion. A few moments later with the station announcements getting disrupted, passengers look confused on the platform.

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Some passengers are in line for some personal insults. This is still of course Great Central Railway on Great Central Road, Loughborough, LE11.

After more cultural put-downs from his family, Freddie is more determined than ever to make the best of his job. He starts with renewed passion at a previous customer somewhere in Hampstead, London. But he is about to receive an unexpected shock. Can this really be 'appy 'ampstead, bins out front, no pavement and a dirt? road?

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No, you're right. This is Little Common, Stanmore. HA7. (Google image). (SD)

Bruce gets a lesson from the local 'friendly' police officer and leaves the police station (really Woodstock Town Hall in Oxfordshire) with a changed perspective.

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Back to being a town hall. (SD)

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Meanwhile Snork attempts to pluck up the courage to ask Bryony Hannah (Louise) out on Cemetery Junction station (really of course Great Central Railway on Great Central Road, Loughborough, LE11).

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But Louise first has to see if she can deal with Snorks vampire tattoo! All this is happened on Cemetery Junction (Great Central Railway on Great Central Road, Loughborough, LE11).

Freddie is seizing the chance to travel and walks with determination down Park Street in the village of Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20.

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Is this why it's called Park Street? (SD)

But just as the train is due to depart Felicity Jones (Julie) is running late along Park Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20. In reality the station location is about 90 miles away from where she is!

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Thankfully I was there when a car left its parking space, so I could line this up the best I could. (SD)

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But it seems Freddie may have got cold feet and exits Cemetery Junction. But maybe this happened just in time...

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The newly formed couple race down the platform of Cemetery Junction to catch their train to a new life. The station is really Great Central Railway on Great Central Road, Loughborough, LE11.