Watch Your Stern

Date: 1961
Director: Gerald Thomas
Production Company: Peter Rogers Productions

Stars: Kenneth Conner, Eric Barker, Leslie Phillips, Joan Sims, Noel Purcell, Hattie Jacques
Location(s): Kent, London

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After the details of a secret torpedo are destroyed by an incompetent seaman, the crew of a ship rally round when the Admiral needs the plans.

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Commander Phillips arrives at the Naval Base. Dock Road, Chatham in Kent.

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The gatehouse is just to the left. SJ

The US Navy Commander turns into the dockyard. The Main Entrance Gate to the Dockyard on Church Lane, Chatham. The location was also seen in 'Let Him Have It'.

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Now. SJ

The Security Sergeant (David Lodge) salutes as Commander Phillips (Ed Devereaux) comes to a halt. Church Lane, Chatham.

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Just inside the gatehouse. Note some repanelling. SJ

The car continues into the dockyard in a comedy that shares its cast and production team with many of the 'Carry On' films. Church Lane inside the Dockyard in Chatham.

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The hedge's topiary is still the same. On the left is the church, the interior of which was seen in Amazing Grace. And this, extraordinarily, is where the restaurant, destroyed by Bond's speedboat in The World Is Not Enough, was built. SJ

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The Commander arrives on the quayside to collect the plans for a secret torpedo that are kept on board HMS Terrier.

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The Captain's daughter, Ann Foster (Joan Sims) is greeted by Chief Petty Officer Mundy (Sid James). Looking from the ship over H.M. Dockyard, Chatham.

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Admiral Sir Humphrey Pettigrew (Noel Purcell) walks along the quayside.

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Mundy speaks with a Sailor (Victor Maddern) who is trying to retrieve a bike from the water. Looking across the River Medway in Chatham Dockyard.

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The Admiral and his Aide arrive at Admiralty House. Heatherden Hall in the grounds of Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire. The location is see in many of the 'Carry On' series.

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A 1932 Beardmore taxi comes into view carrying scientist Agatha Potter. Unknown location.

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Agatha Potter (Hattie Jacques) gets back into the taxi after stopping to make a phone call.

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Captain David Foster (Eric Barker) and Lieutenant Commander Bill Fanshawe (Leslie Phillips) accompany Ordinary Seaman Blissworth (Kenneth Connor) who is disguised as Agatha Potter.

Outside the base, Commander Phillips pulls up and beckons Seaman Blissworth over. Dock Road in Chatham.

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The wall to the right is the same but the left has been rebuilt though, further up behind the camera, it's still in its original state. SJ

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Admiral Sir Humphrey Pettigrew leaves Admiralty House. The entrance to Heatherden Hall.

After being discharged from the Navy, Foster, Blissworth and Fanshawe end up with civillian jobs. Looking over Horse Guards Road towards Horse Guards in St James's Park, London SW1.

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The same location now by Peter.