FILM : Drowning by Numbers
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Drowning by Numbers 1988 Joan Plowright, Juliet Stevenson, Joely Richardson, Bernard Hill, Jason Edwards, Bryan Pringle Suffolk
Director : Peter Greenaway   Production Company : Film Four Int., Elsevier-Vendex Film Beheer, Allarts Prod.  Region : SOUTH EAST A-D

Whilst strange number games are played, three wives drown their husbands with the help of the local coroner.

Screen shots uploaded by Phil Wilkinson from source material provided by John Tunstill.

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Drowning by Numbers - A Girl (Natalie Morse) skips and recites the names of the stars. St James Green, Southwold, Suffolk.
Drowning by Numbers

dbn001. A Girl (Natalie Morse) skips and recites the names of the stars. St James Green, Southwold, Suffolk.

dbn001n. Certainly called "Sea View" now.(RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 19-02-2014)

Drowning by Numbers - The skipping continues on fictional Amsterdam Road. St James Green, Southwold with Southwold Lighthouse in the background.
Drowning by Numbers

dbn002. The skipping continues on fictional Amsterdam Road. St James Green, Southwold with Southwold Lighthouse in the background.

dbn002n. The wall bearing "Amsterdam Road" has been foreshortened.(RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 19-02-2014)

Drowning by Numbers - Cissie Colpitts (Joan Plowright) asks why the Girl only recites the first hundred names. St James Green, Southwold.
Drowning by Numbers

dbn003. Cissie Colpitts (Joan Plowright) asks why the Girl only recites the first hundred names. St James Green, Southwold.

dbn003n. No longer glass panels in the door.(RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 19-02-2014)

Drowning by Numbers - A bonfire is watched by Cissie Colpitts [1]. Unknown location.
Drowning by Numbers

dbn004. A bonfire is watched by Cissie Colpitts [1]. Unknown location.

Drowning by Numbers - The film is set in and around Southwold, Thorpeness and Walberswick in Suffolk. The area was also the location for 'East of Ipswich' and the finale of 'Payroll'.
Drowning by Numbers

dbn005. The film is set in and around Southwold, Thorpeness and Walberswick in Suffolk. The area was also the location for 'East of Ipswich' and the finale of 'Payroll'.

Drowning by Numbers - Smut (Jason Edwards) climbs the steps of a barn to play Reverse Strip Jump.  Unknown location.
Drowning by Numbers

dbn006. Smut (Jason Edwards) climbs the steps of a barn to play Reverse Strip Jump. Unknown location.

Drowning by Numbers - Cissie Colpitts [1] and Cissie Colpitts [2] wheel a barrow containing a body. Unidentified location.
Drowning by Numbers

dbn007. Cissie Colpitts [1] and Cissie Colpitts [2] wheel a barrow containing a body. Unidentified location.

Drowning by Numbers - Cissie Colpitts [1] and Cissie Colpitts [2] (Juliet Stevenson) arrive home with the body.  Unknown location.
Drowning by Numbers

dbn008. Cissie Colpitts [1] and Cissie Colpitts [2] (Juliet Stevenson) arrive home with the body. Unknown location.

Drowning by Numbers - Coroner Madgett (Bernard Hill) enjoys a meal.  An unidentified location likely to be along the River Blyth near Blythburgh.
Drowning by Numbers

dbn009. Coroner Madgett (Bernard Hill) enjoys a meal. An unidentified location likely to be along the River Blyth near Blythburgh.

Drowning by Numbers - Smut, Madgett's son, numbers road kill in a bizarre game. York Road, The Common, Southwold, Suffolk.
Drowning by Numbers

dbn010. Smut, Madgett's son, numbers road kill in a bizarre game. York Road, The Common, Southwold, Suffolk.

dbn010n. No such bizarre activity today.(RL)
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