Mark Wilson spent three months of 2011 on the trail of BBC's Hustle and their filming locations around the city of Birmingham. Seeing his home city used as a London substitute led Mark to research other shows and movies that had previously used city locations. This approximately 2 hour tour, that formed part of the 2012 Flatpack & Still Walking Festivals, covers tales of con artists, soap queens, game show kings and even a phantom flan flinger.
Mark has subsequently joined forces with Film Birmingham and expanded the tour and now attendees are able to step inside one of the most versatile and regularly used filming locations in the city for an exclusive view inside a wonderful historic city building.
New locations added for BBC shows Line of Duty, Dancing on the Edge and WPC56. With planned stops* to take you inside the 'Imperial Hotel' from Dancing on the Edge and the 'Office of TO-20' from Line of Duty.
@Sparks68 thank you! A great way to spend an afternoon— B12Simon (@B12Simon) June 16, 2012
@Sparks68 thanks, I really enjoyed the tour, and it's prompted me to look up some shows/films I wasn't aware of that were filmed in Brum!— tania_nexust (@tania_nexust) March 19, 2012
Join Mark and Sindy Campbell (Film Birmingham) on a discovery of the city's rich TV & Movie past, present & future covering 40 years of film-making in the city.
The tour route is approx 1.5 miles in length and will take around 90 minutes to walk with occasional steep inclines/descents. The final stop of the tour will be indoors where we will spend approx 30 minutes discovering one of the hidden gems of the Film Birmingham locations book.
Meet at the tour start outside One Colmore Row, Snow Hill Station, Birmingham.
You can choose one of two start times just select your choice when booking.
Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult and the tour will run whatever the weather.
While the guided walk is around the pavements and streets of the city centre, there are a number of busy roads to negotiate. Whilst the guide will lead the tour along the route you are responsible for your own safety and security. Please be careful and act responsibly.
Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged except in the unlikely event the tour is cancelled by the organiser, in which case a refund will be given.
* NB: Planned stops are subject to availability and access to the required locations. Whilst every effort has been made to schedule the tours around availability of these locations they may be unavailable at short notice.