If . . .

Date: 1968
Director: Lindsay Anderson
Production Company: Memorial Enterprises

Stars: Malcolm McDowell, David Wood, Richard Warwick, Christine Noonan, Rupert Webster
Location(s): Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, London

Region(s): , ,

Storyline:

Discontent at a boys’ public school breaks out into rebellion.

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Cheltenham Boys' College.

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Peter ventured out of London and captured the same location now.

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The same doorway taken by Peter. Cheltenham Boys' College on Bath Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

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Peter took this from ground level.

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Peter provides this closer view of the building.

Montpellier Roundabout, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

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Montpellier Roundabout, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

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The same location now from Martin R.

Martin's The Jewellers, The Promenade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

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Peter captured the same shop but the wrong window as the jeweller was getting a little agitated.

Is this near to where 'The Whistleblower' was filmed?

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Not quite, but Peter was at the right window a few streets away. The reflection of H. Samuel is at 189 High Street in Cheltenham.

After visiting the library and checking Kelly's, Peter tells us that "'True Form' was at 168 High Street Cheltenham Spa and is now 'Warehouse'."

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To find number 168 Peter had to ask in four shops as the town centre is lacking door numbers on the buildings.

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Peter moves along the street.

Moving further, Peter found that the tailors is now 'Monsoon'.

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And here's Peter's proof.

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Reputed to be Shepherds Bush, West London.

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Gladstone Road, Wimbledon, SW19. The motor bike shop is now a Wetherspoon's and the off-licence a hairdresser's. Peter Bywaters

Reputed to be Shepherds Bush, West London.

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Gladstone Road, just off Wimbledon Broadway, SW19. The terraced houses in the background are in Ashbourne Terrace. Peter Bywaters

Facing south on Watling Street, Kensworth near Dunstable in Bedfordshire with Red Cow Farm in the background.

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The background building in the screen capture is the one on the extreme left of this comparison and that's the same fence on the right. Image copyright Google.

Dunno. Is it a set? Is it real? Said to be Tewkesbury Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, now demolished. Sean Davis confirms that it was The Packhorse on the old A40 at Gerrards Cross. A famous stop for truckers and rock bands in the 60s and 70s. Referenced in lyrics on Jethro Tull's 'Journeyman'...'No time for tea at Gerrards Cross'. Also seen in 'The Adventures Of P.C. 49 Investigating The Case Of A Guardian Angel'. (RL)

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Packhorse Cafe (demolished - now a Texaco/industrial estate) @ Watling Street Kensworth, Dunstable LU6 3QU, Beds. Close to Packhorse Pub (if ever there was a clue!) Shots and info from Simon Wells (don't forget to buy his Quadrophenia!)

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Supplied by Simon Wells.

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A similar shot without the cadets. Picture from Peter.

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