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Mr Bean - The Southsea based episodes & other film/TV filmed here

These two videos linked from YouTube were filmed here in Portsmouth....

Episode 10 - Mind the Baby Mr Bean was filmed at Clarence Pier Funfair

Episode 8 - Room 426 - Here Mr Bean stays at the Queens Hotel in Southsea

The musical by the Who was filmed in many locations in and around Portsmouth, including: Hilsea Lido; which featured as Bernie's Holiday Camp's swimming pool.

The Kings Theatre for Elton John's part singing 'The Pinball Wizard'.

St Andrew's Church in Eastney which was the 'Church of Marilyn'

The South Parade Pier, which was Bernie's Holiday Camp's Ballroom and which caught fire during the filming.

Portsdown Hill (Fort Purbrook) which was Tommy's Camp.

The current Park and Ride was the site of a scrap yard of military waste which was used to film the fire scenes with discarded military items painted silver to look like giant pinballs.

The Pinball Wizard scene from Tommy filmed at The Kings Theatre in Southsea.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has featured in many productions.

Historic HMS Warrior was the backdrop for the film 'Oscar and Lucinda' (1997) while Lord Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory and the Mary Rose Museum have featured in several historical TV documentaries. Recently Portsmouth Historic Dockyard appeared in the Hollywood epic 'Les Misérables' (2012), starring Hugh Jackman. Nearby, the James Bond film 'Tomorrow Never Dies' (1997) showed shots from on board HMS Westminster at Portsmouth Naval Base.

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