FILM : That'll Be the Day
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That'll Be the Day 1972 David Essex, James Booth, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Billy Fury, Deborah Watling, Rosemary Leach Hampshire, Isle of Wight, London
Director : Claude Whatham   Production Company : Goodtimes Enterprises  Region : LONDON T-Z,SOUTH WEST

A suburban school dropout leaves home and drifts through a succession of dead-end jobs until he finds an outlet for his frustration in rock 'n' roll.

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That'll Be the Day - Outside the family shop, a young Jim MacLaine (Sacha Puttnam) watches with his Mother (Rosemary Leach) and Grandfather (James Ottaway) as his Father returns from the war.
That'll Be the Day

tbd001. Outside the family shop, a young Jim MacLaine (Sacha Puttnam) watches with his Mother (Rosemary Leach) and Grandfather (James Ottaway) as his Father returns from the war.

tbd001n. Meaders Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight. Now shot by Bernie.
(Modern Photo Added: 04-02-2013)

That'll Be the Day - Jim's Father (James Booth) leaves home. Meaders Road, Ryde.
That'll Be the Day

tbd002. Jim's Father (James Booth) leaves home. Meaders Road, Ryde.

tbd002n. Another now image from Bernie who notes that, at the time of filming, the road was a dead end.
(Modern Photo Added: 04-02-2013)

That'll Be the Day - Jim's friend Terry Sutcliffe (Robert Lindsay) collects his bike after school. Sandown High School, The Fairway, Sandown, Isle of Wight.
That'll Be the Day

tbd003. Jim's friend Terry Sutcliffe (Robert Lindsay) collects his bike after school. Sandown High School, The Fairway, Sandown, Isle of Wight.

That'll Be the Day - Jim MacLaine (David Essex) and Terry cycle home.  Sandown High School, Sandown. Now called the Sandown Bay Academy.
That'll Be the Day

tbd004. Jim MacLaine (David Essex) and Terry cycle home. Sandown High School, Sandown. Now called the Sandown Bay Academy.

That'll Be the Day - Terry and Jim go to a local cafe. Michael Green advises that the cafe was called The Caribou.
That'll Be the Day

tbd005. Terry and Jim go to a local cafe. Michael Green advises that the cafe was called The Caribou.

tbd005n. Cross Street looking to the corner of Union Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight. Now image provided by Bernie.
(Modern Photo Added: 21-02-2013)

That'll Be the Day - The friends enter the cafe. Michael adds that the cafe is still known as The Caribou.
That'll Be the Day

tbd005a. The friends enter the cafe. Michael adds that the cafe is still known as The Caribou.

tbd005an. Another now shot from Bernie. Cross Street, Ryde,
(Modern Photo Added: 21-02-2013)

That'll Be the Day - Jim and his friends go to the cinema. Church Street, Ventnor, Isle of Wight. The building is now full of flats known as Kingsview but features the Rex Piano Bar.
That'll Be the Day

tbd006. Jim and his friends go to the cinema. Church Street, Ventnor, Isle of Wight. The building is now full of flats known as Kingsview but features the Rex Piano Bar.

tbd006n. Kieran replaces Tonyk's Google Streetview with an up to date shot from the correct angle. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 31-08-2017)

That'll Be the Day - Jim and Terry cycle to school on the morning of exams but Jim decides that's not the life for him. Golf Links Road, Sandown, Isle of Wight.
That'll Be the Day

tbd007. Jim and Terry cycle to school on the morning of exams but Jim decides that's not the life for him. Golf Links Road, Sandown, Isle of Wight.

tbd007n. Kieran provides a shot of that same bridge revealing a number of changes and much more greenery. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 31-08-2017)

That'll Be the Day - After arriving in a seaside town, Jim looks through the window of his run down bedsitter. Paul Coueslant advises that this was a house adjoining Shanklin Gas Works which was demolished along with the gas holders to be replaced with a supermarket and housing.
That'll Be the Day

tbd008. After arriving in a seaside town, Jim looks through the window of his run down bedsitter. Paul Coueslant advises that this was a house adjoining Shanklin Gas Works which was demolished along with the gas holders to be replaced with a supermarket and housing.

tbd008n. Paul also provides this picture of the location now. Image copyright Google Streetview.
(Modern Photo Added: 13-05-2015)

That'll Be the Day - Jim gets a job as a deckchair attendant and watches two girls on the beach. Shanklin, Isle of Wight with Shanklin Pier in the background. The pier was destroyed by a storm in 1987.
That'll Be the Day

tbd009. Jim gets a job as a deckchair attendant and watches two girls on the beach. Shanklin, Isle of Wight with Shanklin Pier in the background. The pier was destroyed by a storm in 1987.

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