FILM : Blue Lamp, The
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Blue Lamp, The 1949 Jack Warner, Jimmy Hanley, Dirk Bogarde, Robert Flemyng, Bernard Lee, Peggy Evans, Gladys Henson, Dora Bryan Edgware Road, Kilburn, Paddington, Little Venice, Westbourne Grove, Royal Oak, Harrow Road, Piccadilly, Ealing, Ladbrook Grove, Shepherd's Bush, London
Director : Basil Dearden   Production Company : Ealing  Region : LONDON A-B

Older copper with rookie apprentice, learning the streets and the petty crooks. Forerunner of Dixon of Dock Green. Wonderful period feel of the old time police force in old time London.

Tony Defraine has researched some of the filming locations appearing in the film, particularly 001, 002, 005 on our Site and has marked a 1953 Ordnance Survey Map of the appropriate area showing the locations. The result of his work is reproduced here, with the kind permission of and under licence from the National Library of Scotland to whom our grateful thanks are expressed.

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We are always looking for more help with identifying these filming locations and would be grateful for any positive identifications, snippets or references you can offer about these movie making locations.
To view the now location shot, just mouseover the filming location still.
Stills with a red border do not have a now shot.

Blue Lamp, The - Did you ever have the Britain's toy lead figures when you were a youngster? This chap must have been one of the models. More lead figures on www.soldierssoldiers.com Map location in 1953 can be seen via article in this films header section.
Blue Lamp, The

bp001. Did you ever have the Britain's toy lead figures when you were a youngster? This chap must have been one of the models. More lead figures on www.soldierssoldiers.com Map location in 1953 can be seen via article in this films header section.

bp001n. Now. A great find by David Neicho. Crompton St W2, off Edgware Rd. "In the original first two pictures you can just make out the school behind the houses at the end of the street" says David.
(Modern Photo Added: 30-11-2014)

Blue Lamp, The - Same street. Map location in 1953 can be seen via article in this films header section.
Blue Lamp, The

bp002. Same street. Map location in 1953 can be seen via article in this films header section.

bp002n. However with reference to the above, Anthony Defraine suggests the shot is from Hall Place, looking towards Crompton Street, W2. (SJ)
(Modern Photo Added: 14-08-2015)

Blue Lamp, The - Teresa Stokes corrects our earlier caption
Blue Lamp, The

bp003. Teresa Stokes corrects our earlier caption "Westbourne Bridge, London W9" stating that it is actually Bishop's Bridge right around the corner from Westbourne Bridge. She should know, she lives there! In addition both bridges are in London W2. (RL)

bp003n. Now. We now believe that the previous now pic was incorrect. Look at the pic submitted by David Neicho, a much better fit. Peter Robinson also confirms that it is the rebuilt Bishops Bridge.
(Modern Photo Added: 27-04-2015)

Blue Lamp, The - Edgware Road?
Blue Lamp, The

bp004. Edgware Road?

bp004n. Edgware Road looking south from Sussex Gardens to Marble Arch, snapped by Anthony D. (SJ)
(Modern Photo Added: 14-09-2015)

Blue Lamp, The - Paddington Children's Hospital, Paddington Green W9
Map location in 1953 can be seen via article in this films header section.
Blue Lamp, The

bp005. Paddington Children's Hospital, Paddington Green W9 Map location in 1953 can be seen via article in this films header section.

bp005n. Now.

Blue Lamp, The - There's a clue in the picture, can you spot it?.
Blue Lamp, The

bp006. There's a clue in the picture, can you spot it?.

bp006n. Clue picked up by Anthony Defraine. Thanks, Tony. (SJ)
(Modern Photo Added: 12-09-2015)

Blue Lamp, The - Little Venice, London W9 Westbourne Terrace Road Bridge, See also Georgie Girl and The End of the Affair.
Blue Lamp, The

bp007. Little Venice, London W9 Westbourne Terrace Road Bridge, See also Georgie Girl and The End of the Affair.

bp007n. Now. Thanks to Jenner Folwell.
(Modern Photo Added: 31-07-2008)

Blue Lamp, The - Little Venice again.
Blue Lamp, The

bp008. Little Venice again.

bp008n. Now.

Blue Lamp, The - Harrow Road looking west towards Bishops Bridge Road. The buildings on the right were demolished to build the flyover. Thanks to Ian McDonald for his help.
Blue Lamp, The

bp009. Harrow Road looking west towards Bishops Bridge Road. The buildings on the right were demolished to build the flyover. Thanks to Ian McDonald for his help.

bp009n. Now from Tony. (SJ)
(Modern Photo Added: 12-09-2015)

Blue Lamp, The - Piccadilly Circus
Blue Lamp, The

bp010. Piccadilly Circus

bp010n. Just outside Lillywhites, Piccadilly Circus. SJ.
(Modern Photo Added: 21-05-2009)

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