FILM : Back Room Boy
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Back Room Boy 1942 Arthur Askey, Googie Withers, Joyce Howard, Graham Moffatt, Moore Marriott Cornwall
Director : Herbert Mason   Production Company : Gainsborough Pictures  Region : SOUTH WEST

A lowly BBC employee pulls a prank at the studio and finds himself transferred to an isolated island where he is to set up a weather station in a lighthouse.

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Back Room Boy - The BBC offices in war torn London where Arthur Pilbeam carries out work of national importance, sending out the time signal every hour. Broadcasting House on Portland Place W1.
Back Room Boy

barobo001. The BBC offices in war torn London where Arthur Pilbeam carries out work of national importance, sending out the time signal every hour. Broadcasting House on Portland Place W1.

barobo001n. I am still not sure how they managed that angle but maybe without traffic I could have experimented further. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 18-07-2014)

Back Room Boy - The port in the Orrey Islands, forty miles off the coast of Scotland, where Arthur has been transferred to a weather station after playing a tune with the 'pips' when jilted by his girlfriend. St. Ives in Cornwall.
Back Room Boy

barobo002. The port in the Orrey Islands, forty miles off the coast of Scotland, where Arthur has been transferred to a weather station after playing a tune with the 'pips' when jilted by his girlfriend. St. Ives in Cornwall.

barobo002n. Lionel and Cynthia Sear provide this shot taken from Malakoff Bus Station with a similar sky. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 14-02-2016)

Back Room Boy - A car takes the 'back room boy' to an inn where he hears tales of mermaids and kelpies. Looking towards The Wharf from Fore Street in St. Ives, confirmed by Jeremy Matthews.
Back Room Boy

barobo003. A car takes the 'back room boy' to an inn where he hears tales of mermaids and kelpies. Looking towards The Wharf from Fore Street in St. Ives, confirmed by Jeremy Matthews.

barobo003n. Lionel and Cynthia used the same location to take this shot for us. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 14-02-2016)

Back Room Boy - Arthur Pilbeam (Arthur Askey) is taken across to the remote lighthouse where he will be the only resident. A back projection of Godrevy lighthouse off Gwithian in Cornwall. Location identified by Jeremy Matthews.
Back Room Boy

barobo004. Arthur Pilbeam (Arthur Askey) is taken across to the remote lighthouse where he will be the only resident. A back projection of Godrevy lighthouse off Gwithian in Cornwall. Location identified by Jeremy Matthews.

barobo004n. Lionel and Cynthia provide this shot of the lighthouse taken from Carbis Bay at extreme range on a dull day to prove the identification and are happy to have it overwritten by someone on a boat trip to Seal Island . . . . . or by whoever has a drone!
(Modern Photo Added: 14-02-2016)

Back Room Boy - After the enemy arrive on the island, Arthur, Jerry, Albert and a bevvy of girls that have ended up on the remote rock set out to sea in the foreigners launch.
Back Room Boy

barobo005. After the enemy arrive on the island, Arthur, Jerry, Albert and a bevvy of girls that have ended up on the remote rock set out to sea in the foreigners launch.

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