FILM : By the Sea
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
By the Sea 1982 Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, Barbara New, Madge Hindle, Debbi Blythe Dorset
Director : Bill Wilson   Production Company : British Broadcasting Corporation  Region : SOUTH WEST

A crusty old General leads his dotty family on a relaxing weekend at the seaside, and comic chaos ensues.

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By the Sea / The Picnic

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By the Sea - The picture postcard title sequence disolves into a view of Swanage in Dorset.
By the Sea

bythse001. The picture postcard title sequence disolves into a view of Swanage in Dorset.

By the Sea - The morning begins quietly in the seaside town of 'Tiddley Cove'. Swanage Pier in Dorset.
By the Sea

bythse002. The morning begins quietly in the seaside town of 'Tiddley Cove'. Swanage Pier in Dorset.

bythse002n. The pier fell into serious disrepair in the years following the film being made and with development proposals failing Swanage Pier Trust took ownership in 1993 raising over £1m. Further work is now required and Lottery Funding is being sought. With thanks to David Rappitt for his help, co-operation and information and good luck to the Trust. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 01-12-2015)

By the Sea - Beach huts stand empty. The seafront at Swanage looking across Swanage Bay.
By the Sea

bythse003. Beach huts stand empty. The seafront at Swanage looking across Swanage Bay.

bythse003n. Robin Wareham finds a more colourful scene, well not the sky! (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 04-12-2017)

By the Sea - A milkman and a paperboy make their deliveries. Seymer Road, Swanage.
By the Sea

bythse004. A milkman and a paperboy make their deliveries. Seymer Road, Swanage.

bythse004n. Some years since a milk float worked that street I would imagine. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 01-12-2015)

By the Sea - The resort begins to come alive. Shore Road, Swanage.
By the Sea

bythse005. The resort begins to come alive. Shore Road, Swanage.

By the Sea - A train arrives, bringing the General and his family for a weekend away. The railway station on Springfield Road in Swanage.
By the Sea

bythse006. A train arrives, bringing the General and his family for a weekend away. The railway station on Springfield Road in Swanage.

bythse006n. Not quite the right spot but it was more important to get the engine in shot. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 01-12-2015)

By the Sea - The General (Ronnie Barker) is the first to alight. Swanage railway station with buildings on Rempstone Road and Station Road in the background.
By the Sea

bythse007. The General (Ronnie Barker) is the first to alight. Swanage railway station with buildings on Rempstone Road and Station Road in the background.

bythse007n. A clearer view of Rempstone Road today. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 01-12-2015)

By the Sea - Outside the station, the General waits for a car as the porter struggles with luggage. Swanage railway station.
By the Sea

bythse008. Outside the station, the General waits for a car as the porter struggles with luggage. Swanage railway station.

bythse008n. All very much remodelled. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 01-12-2015)

By the Sea - A hearse is spotted heading towards the station. Facing Station Road from Springfield Road.
By the Sea

bythse009. A hearse is spotted heading towards the station. Facing Station Road from Springfield Road.

bythse009n. All one way, the other way, now. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 01-12-2015)

By the Sea - The General's family crowd around to get into the hearse. Swanage railway station.
By the Sea

bythse010. The General's family crowd around to get into the hearse. Swanage railway station.

bythse010n. It would now be blocking the exit. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 01-12-2015)

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