Finding The Fear – where in Brighton is that?

Crew and actors filming a scene from Channel 4's The Fear in September

Worthing Pier's nightclub features in the trailer for the drama

First published in News

Channel 4 drama The Fear may be set in Brighton and Hove but many locations are far from the city.

During Tuesday night's episode (December 4), characters played golf at Hollingbury Park, drove south along Grand Parade – before turning right into Edward Street, wandered through the streets of Hastings old town, and had an unpleasant experience at Birling Gap.

Mystery surrounds the location of the suburban street next to a motorway bridge and the rural location of a plastic surgeon's office.

What areas of Brighton have you spotted in the programme and have you identified any locations elsewhere? The Argus would like to know.

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11:09am Wed 5 Dec 12

Ballroom Blitz says...

Where is the night club by a railway bridge? Can't work that one out, or the art gallery.
Where is the night club by a railway bridge? Can't work that one out, or the art gallery. Ballroom Blitz
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11:17am Wed 5 Dec 12

gingerdj says...

Did anyone notice the location mistake at the start of the first episode? i.e. We see the main character nearly get run over by a unicyclist at the bandstand near West Pier heading towards Shoreham. Yet the next couple of shots are the limo passing the Palace pier heading back to Shoreham then the main character beating up the unicyclist near the Concorde 2?!
Did anyone notice the location mistake at the start of the first episode? i.e. We see the main character nearly get run over by a unicyclist at the bandstand near West Pier heading towards Shoreham. Yet the next couple of shots are the limo passing the Palace pier heading back to Shoreham then the main character beating up the unicyclist near the Concorde 2?! gingerdj
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11:32am Wed 5 Dec 12

Gary Manilow says...

Ballroom Blitz wrote:
Where is the night club by a railway bridge? Can't work that one out, or the art gallery.
That's either a set, London or Bristol. It wasn't all shot here.
[quote][p][bold]Ballroom Blitz[/bold] wrote: Where is the night club by a railway bridge? Can't work that one out, or the art gallery.[/p][/quote]That's either a set, London or Bristol. It wasn't all shot here. Gary Manilow
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11:35am Wed 5 Dec 12

Gary Manilow says...

Correction: Bath.
Correction: Bath. Gary Manilow
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11:47am Wed 5 Dec 12

StyleCop says...

The Magic of Television...

I used to live in Leamington/Warwick where the series "Dangerfield" was filmed - and a scene was filmed just outside my flat - down an alleyway next to a tyre repair shop. The set had been mocked up to look like a nightclub, with doorway, (where there wasn't one) and signage and everything...

...it was strange as it was a blank wall
ordinarily...

So don't believe all you see.

@gingerDJ - a location mistake to you is only because you're aware of the continuity - to those not familiar with the area it's simply 'visual texture' - it makes no difference to them. :) - but well spotted anyway.
The Magic of Television... I used to live in Leamington/Warwick where the series "Dangerfield" was filmed - and a scene was filmed just outside my flat - down an alleyway next to a tyre repair shop. The set had been mocked up to look like a nightclub, with doorway, (where there wasn't one) and signage and everything... ...it was strange as it was a blank wall ordinarily... So don't believe all you see. @gingerDJ - a location mistake to you is only because you're aware of the continuity - to those not familiar with the area it's simply 'visual texture' - it makes no difference to them. :) - but well spotted anyway. StyleCop
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11:49am Wed 5 Dec 12

Joshiman says...

gingerdj wrote:
Did anyone notice the location mistake at the start of the first episode? i.e. We see the main character nearly get run over by a unicyclist at the bandstand near West Pier heading towards Shoreham. Yet the next couple of shots are the limo passing the Palace pier heading back to Shoreham then the main character beating up the unicyclist near the Concorde 2?!
Well spotted.
[quote][p][bold]gingerdj[/bold] wrote: Did anyone notice the location mistake at the start of the first episode? i.e. We see the main character nearly get run over by a unicyclist at the bandstand near West Pier heading towards Shoreham. Yet the next couple of shots are the limo passing the Palace pier heading back to Shoreham then the main character beating up the unicyclist near the Concorde 2?![/p][/quote]Well spotted. Joshiman
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11:54am Wed 5 Dec 12

uniteagainstparkingcharges says...

I personally blame the Green party for this. I think programs like these create an image of Brighton being full of drug dealing criminals, Albanian sex traffickers and unicyclists.

Lucas and Kitkat should be getting television producers to promote a more positive representation of Brighton.
I personally blame the Green party for this. I think programs like these create an image of Brighton being full of drug dealing criminals, Albanian sex traffickers and unicyclists. Lucas and Kitkat should be getting television producers to promote a more positive representation of Brighton. uniteagainstparkingcharges
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12:17pm Wed 5 Dec 12

fascinator says...

Reminds me of the furore caused by the publication and filming of Greene's original Brighton Rock.
Reminds me of the furore caused by the publication and filming of Greene's original Brighton Rock. fascinator
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12:31pm Wed 5 Dec 12

yourenotfrombrighton says...

The hotel exterior was shot in Adelaide Crescent on the east side opposite the Lawns.
The hotel exterior was shot in Adelaide Crescent on the east side opposite the Lawns. yourenotfrombrighton
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12:59pm Wed 5 Dec 12

nemenator says...

I blame the Green Party for the increase of Road Rage especially towards unicyclists. Bipedalism is an anachronism in this inclusive City.
I blame the Green Party for the increase of Road Rage especially towards unicyclists. Bipedalism is an anachronism in this inclusive City. nemenator
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1:00pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Technophobe says...

"Mystery surrounds the location of the suburban street next to a motorway bridge"

This shot made me think instantly of junction 2 on the M32 in Bristol. Will try to freeze frame next time for a better look!
"Mystery surrounds the location of the suburban street next to a motorway bridge" This shot made me think instantly of junction 2 on the M32 in Bristol. Will try to freeze frame next time for a better look! Technophobe
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1:21pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Sarah Booker Lewis says...

Technophobe wrote:
"Mystery surrounds the location of the suburban street next to a motorway bridge"

This shot made me think instantly of junction 2 on the M32 in Bristol. Will try to freeze frame next time for a better look!
I think you're right, as I took a look on Google Street View.

https://maps.google.
co.uk/maps?hl=en&ll=
51.477922,-2.562143&
spn=0.001236,0.00901
2&t=h&z=18&layer=c&c
bll=51.477922,-2.561
119&panoid=xZWfB42KN
-EqkuHOsfRt2A&cbp=11
,8.58,,0,2.84
[quote][p][bold]Technophobe[/bold] wrote: "Mystery surrounds the location of the suburban street next to a motorway bridge" This shot made me think instantly of junction 2 on the M32 in Bristol. Will try to freeze frame next time for a better look![/p][/quote]I think you're right, as I took a look on Google Street View. https://maps.google. co.uk/maps?hl=en&ll= 51.477922,-2.562143& spn=0.001236,0.00901 2&t=h&z=18&layer=c&c bll=51.477922,-2.561 119&panoid=xZWfB42KN -EqkuHOsfRt2A&cbp=11 ,8.58,,0,2.84 Sarah Booker Lewis
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1:48pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Rita Snatch says...

What worries me is that some people have been asking if the main character is based on ME! Apparently he looks very similar......
What worries me is that some people have been asking if the main character is based on ME! Apparently he looks very similar...... Rita Snatch
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3:04pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Telscombe Cliffy says...

Their car is stopped by the police at the top of Bear Rd by the racecourse.
Their car is stopped by the police at the top of Bear Rd by the racecourse. Telscombe Cliffy
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3:10pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Ballroom Blitz says...

I had never noticed there were so many Albanian gangsters in Brighton!
I had never noticed there were so many Albanian gangsters in Brighton! Ballroom Blitz
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4:26pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Lupotine says...

Ballroom Blitz wrote:
Where is the night club by a railway bridge? Can't work that one out, or the art gallery.
I reckon its in Bristol at the bottom of Park Street...
[quote][p][bold]Ballroom Blitz[/bold] wrote: Where is the night club by a railway bridge? Can't work that one out, or the art gallery.[/p][/quote]I reckon its in Bristol at the bottom of Park Street... Lupotine
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4:39pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Struggler says...

I actually played a small part in this and was rather pleased that they put me right within the first minute of the series :) and I had a speaking part too hehe bonus was great fun even thou lots of standing around and yes a few places seen in it were filmed in bath or made to look like brighton. They did film in lots of local places thou :)
I actually played a small part in this and was rather pleased that they put me right within the first minute of the series :) and I had a speaking part too hehe bonus was great fun even thou lots of standing around and yes a few places seen in it were filmed in bath or made to look like brighton. They did film in lots of local places thou :) Struggler
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4:48pm Wed 5 Dec 12

leobrighton says...

Ballroom Blitz wrote:
I had never noticed there were so many Albanian gangsters in Brighton!
Have a wander up North Street and along Western Road in the evening you'll be amazed how many there are
[quote][p][bold]Ballroom Blitz[/bold] wrote: I had never noticed there were so many Albanian gangsters in Brighton![/p][/quote]Have a wander up North Street and along Western Road in the evening you'll be amazed how many there are leobrighton
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5:07pm Wed 5 Dec 12

SicklySeagull says...

The film crew should be congratulated on showing the Bandstand being used, I was hoping to see a live performance but have never even seen an advertisement promoting an event
The film crew should be congratulated on showing the Bandstand being used, I was hoping to see a live performance but have never even seen an advertisement promoting an event SicklySeagull
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5:12pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Hoarder12345444 says...

Sarah Booker Lewis wrote:
Technophobe wrote:
"Mystery surrounds the location of the suburban street next to a motorway bridge"

This shot made me think instantly of junction 2 on the M32 in Bristol. Will try to freeze frame next time for a better look!
I think you're right, as I took a look on Google Street View.

https://maps.google.

co.uk/maps?hl=en&amp
;ll=
51.477922,-2.562143&
amp;
spn=0.001236,0.00901

2&t=h&z=18&a
mp;layer=c&c
bll=51.477922,-2.561

119&panoid=xZWfB
42KN
-EqkuHOsfRt2A&cb
p=11
,8.58,,0,2.84
You have an extra name Sarah Booker? Just an observation!


As for the Fear, I recorded the first episode the other night, is it worth watching? Any news on if it will be available on DVD and if the cast will be doing signed sales in WH Smiths? Ok......that last bit was a bit tongue in cheek!!
[quote][p][bold]Sarah Booker Lewis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Technophobe[/bold] wrote: "Mystery surrounds the location of the suburban street next to a motorway bridge" This shot made me think instantly of junction 2 on the M32 in Bristol. Will try to freeze frame next time for a better look![/p][/quote]I think you're right, as I took a look on Google Street View. https://maps.google. co.uk/maps?hl=en& ;ll= 51.477922,-2.562143& amp; spn=0.001236,0.00901 2&t=h&z=18&a mp;layer=c&c bll=51.477922,-2.561 119&panoid=xZWfB 42KN -EqkuHOsfRt2A&cb p=11 ,8.58,,0,2.84[/p][/quote]You have an extra name Sarah Booker? Just an observation! As for the Fear, I recorded the first episode the other night, is it worth watching? Any news on if it will be available on DVD and if the cast will be doing signed sales in WH Smiths? Ok......that last bit was a bit tongue in cheek!! Hoarder12345444
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7:11pm Thu 6 Dec 12

farang says...

I blame the Liberal Democrats for being too yellow!
I blame the Liberal Democrats for being too yellow! farang
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7:55pm Thu 6 Dec 12

bambatta says...

The sons beach house from last nights episode was filmed in Lancing,

In fact the building of the house was filmed for "building a new life in the country" A couple of years ago, and the Argus ran a story that read like a advert for the sale of the house a year or so ago,
The sons beach house from last nights episode was filmed in Lancing, In fact the building of the house was filmed for "building a new life in the country" A couple of years ago, and the Argus ran a story that read like a advert for the sale of the house a year or so ago, bambatta
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