Date: 2007
Director: Andrew O'Connor
Production Company: Breakout Films, Intermedia Films

Stars: Robert Webb, David Mitchell, Sarah Hadland, Jessica Hynes, Darren Boyd
Location(s): Jersey (Channel Islands), Lincolnshire, London, Nottinghamshire

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British comedy set in the world of stage magic. Harry and Karl (David Mitchell and Robert Webb) are the most successful magic act in the country until a calamitous mistake during their guillotine illusion ends their partnership. With his career on the slide, Harry decides to enter for the ‘International Magic Shield’ competition, desperate for the prize money. Unfortunately for Harry, this brings him face to face with his old partner (and now worst enemy) Karl, along with an assortment of third-rate magicians who’ll stoop to any depths to claim the prize.

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A trick is attemped on Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1

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Taken from below the window through which the then was shot. SJ

David Mitchell's London set apartment.

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No longer unidentified thanks to Richard Smith who places this as Mansfield Court, Off Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG5 2BW which he supports with this Google Earth extract. Richard also advises that the flats were used in the TV show "Auf Wiedersehen, Pet" in 1985 where they doubled as Oz's flat in Newcastle.(RL)

David Mitchell hits the road from an unidentified garage lock-up.

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The exact garage lock-up might be unidentified but Richard Smith places this as Minster Court,which leads to the Mansfield Court flats, as supported by Google Earth. (RL)

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Arrival in the Channel Islands brings a view of Mont Orgueil Castle and Gorey Pier on the island of Jersey.

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The various eating options and roofs of Caledonia Place, St Helier, Jersey in the Channel Islands.

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This building may be near Chertsey. Currently unidentified.

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A pretty panoramic shot of St Brelade's Bay, Jersey on the Channel Islands.

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David Webb and Darren Boyd have a chat and an ice-cream on Mablethorpe promenade, Mablethorpe, LN12.

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Darren Boyd suggests a dubious new trick infront of the colourful beach chalets of Mablethorpe promenade, Mablethorpe, LN12.

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Robert Webb watches with doubt in his mind as the digger deepens the pit on Mablethorpe Beach, Lincolnshire.

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David Mitchell flies back to London, probably Jersey airport.

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Supposed to be London but actually filmed somewhere in Nottingham.

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David Mitchell gets out of a taxi in search of Jessica Hynes. Somewhere in Nottingham.

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The bustling Jersey nightlife shown is found at Gorey Pier, Jersey.

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In a cinematic sleight of hand, David Webb and Darren Boyd wait for Alex Macqueen (the Stooge) with Grand Parade road and the entrance to Skegness Pier behind them.

The Theatre Royal in Nottingham is the venue of the Magic Shield competition finale. Upper Parliament Street is to the right.

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An excellent updated 'now' shot courtesy of Richard Winchester.

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David and Robert resume their act at an unknown location.