Post by kevinbyrne on Jan 21, 2012 20:35:49 GMT -5
In the episode "Dumb Witness", Poirot and Hastings lodge and dine at a boat club. The boat club is "Broadleys" or "Broad Leys" on Lake Windermere. It actually is a boat club. (The distinctive front of the building, with its three 2-storey bay windows, is only briefly visible near the beginning of the episode. However, a number of interior scenes were filmed inside the building, and in those scenes, you can see the interiors of the bay windows.)
Post by SceneByScene on Jan 24, 2012 15:26:51 GMT -5
Re: "Murder on the Links" ep of 'Poirot
We recently saw a rerun of this Deauville-located "Murder on the Links" ep of 'Poirot' on UK TV. Great stuff!
Does anyone know anything re the architecture/history of the beach locations in "Murder on the Links"??
I am hoping to find out more about the Art Deco-look beach-side changing rooms shown in the ep.
I assumed from the curved walls etc. of the building that it was probably of the Art Deco era. However, from what Wikipedia says this may not be likely. Wiki - ever-unreliable of course?!?! - has very little info re these buildings at Deauville, except to state: " In 1923 the Promenade des Planches was created and finalized. This refers to the famous wooded boardwalk that parallels the seaside. […] In  “La Terrasse” was brilliantly created. This was essentially a complex for hydrotherapeutic baths and other cures as well as a 1,800-meter promenade along the seaside."
Interestingly, if this “La Terrasse” is the changing rooms building we saw in the ep, as it was built in 1863 then it’s not Art Deco!!
But if it was finalised in 1923 (as was a part of the beach-side development of it at least – see the Wiki bit re the "Promenade des Planches"), then it WAS Art Deco!!
And does anybody know if this beach-side development/changing rooms are still in use? They certainly looked better cared-for than the average British beach-side building!! ,-) Although that, of course, could have been the work of the 'Poirot' production team putting a coat of paint on the edifice!!
I watched an epoisode of Poirot a few years ago, where he went to or was in an apartment, the hallway was decorated in mirrors like crazy paving up the walls and the ceiling the effect was amazing, could you tell me the episode or did I dream this. Thank you.
Hello, The house used in Dead Man's Mirror is called Marylands in Surrey. There is a website called Fresh Locations. Get this site on google and type Marylands in to the search engine for a few snaps of the house. Cheers JB
Hello, Miss Penn and her nieces antique shop in Double sin is on Kirkby Lonsdale high street in Cumbria. It is called Bell clothing in real life. Also in this episode, the hotel stayed in by Mr J. Baker Wood is called Wray castle also in Cumbria.
Langdale Chase boathouse is used in Dumb Witness where Charles keeps his boat on the water and repairs it after the fire on the lake whilst in conversation.
In the Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb the Art Deco house used for Lady Willards home is called White Gables in Buckinghamshire.
The Grade 1 listed Highpoint flats in Highgate North London are used for Coco Courtney's flat in the Affair at the Victory Ball, Miss Esme Dalgleish's flat in the Million Dollar Bond Robbery and Jane Wilkinson has managed to acquire the penthouse of the samebuilding in Lord Edgware dies.
The Art Deco mansion used as Marcus Hardman's house in the Double Clue and Alistair Blunt's country estate in One, Two Buckle my shoe is called Shrubs Wood in Chalfont St. Giles. Not much info about this house except the architect is the same as the De la Warr Pavillion in Bexhill. Go to Lavish Locations website location code D25. Cheers JB