Birds of a Feather was originally broadcast on BBC One between 1989 and 1998. The sitcom has recently made a comeback on ITV. In the original series the show was based in Chigwell, Essex, or so we were lead to believe. But where in fact were the original Birds of a Feather filming locations?
Dalentrace Filming Location
Dalentrace was the original home of Tracey and Darryl Stubbs in Chigwell, Essex. However, the actual filming location for the exterior shots of their home were filmed at the residence shown below, Camp Road, Gerrads Cross Buckinghamshire. The house has barely changed over the years except with the addition of a loft conversion.
Camp Road is a private road so you will not find it available on Google Street View, nor will you be able to visit the location.
Dorien Green’s Residence
You have probably already spotted the residence used for the external shots of Dorien Green’s house in the image above. In the show you are led to believe through some clever filming shots that the residence is next door to Dalentrace. However, as you can see, it is actually three houses across. Possibly because the house was a bit grander to better represent Dorien or possibly due to filming restrictions.
Chigwell High Street Filming Locations
Throughout the original series Pinner, Harrow, doubled as Chigwell High Street in many episodes. Here are a few key locations from Pinner.
Studio Lundquist – Kitchen Designer
Studio Lundquist was the workplace of Dorien’s younger boyfriend Luke. It was featured in a number of episodes as was the pub next door.
Tracey Using The Cashpoint in Series 1 Epsiode 3
Sharon’s Cafe Filming Location
The external filming location for Sharon’s Cafe was literally a stones throw away from BBC Elstree Studios in Borehamwood. This is largely where the interior shots for the original run of the show were filmed.
Finally, for now, Maidstone Prison was used for the exterior shots of Maidstone prison.
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