What’s your favourite TV property and why?
Posted by Emma Munbodh
Entertainment news writer
October 10th 2012 at 16:29
This month the iconic Buss Farm, better known as the filming location for 90s hit comedy drama the Darling Buds of May, went on the market for a whopping £1.35 million.
The Grade II listed farm was the home of the smash hit drama which enticed viewers throughout the early 1990s by telling the story of the boisterous Larkin family escapades based on the novels by H. E. Bates.
The ITV series is also famous for launching the stellar career of now Hollywood icon Catherine Zeta Jones and also featured the BAFTA award-winning David Jason as Pop Larkin.
The family of three were often seen on screen enjoying their family meals at the residence, and the exact spot can still be found at the back of Buss Farm’s main house.
The farmyard, which also annually hosts the Darling Buds of May Classic Car Show, has made British television history with fans still visiting the site throughout the year to get a glimpse of the notorious television set.
The 20-acre long landmark went on sale due to ‘financial reasons’ and is believed to have been snapped up by a devoted 90s Darling fan.
Whether it’s by the coast, in rural Kent or amid the hustle and bustle of London life, British sitcoms no doubt have a reputation for their unique choice in filming locations.
So what’s your favourite television property and why? Here are five ideas to get your brains ticking:
2a Coronation Street
This Manchester based upper-level flat is situated just above the iconic Audrey’s Hair salon, and previous owners have included Denise Osborne and Fiona Middleton. 2a is the perfect spot for those who like to keep up on village gossip. It is also located at the heart of Manchester city centre and just a moments walk from the local Rovers Return, perfect for a cheeky pint.
Del Boy’s Only Fools and Horses Peckham Flat
Del Boy’s infamous South London property comes complete with the fittings, a naff 1980’s living room bar, Uncle Albert’s armchair and a dodgy video recorder. The Trotter residence is the memorable backdrop to many of Rodney, Uncle Albert and Del Boy’s wheeler-dealer schemes and is located in a tower block in Peckham.
Upstairs the Queen Vic
This Eastend pub has seen more drama than Britain’s top ten sitcoms put together. Previous residents include the villainous Dirty Den, landlady Peggy Mitchell and the notorious Mitchell brothers. The pub is also renowned for its attractive ‘drinks on the house’ offer. The Vic is currently home to Cat and Alfie, but rumour has it, not for long! If you love a concoction of drama and booze, then this is the property for you.
Hyacinth’s impressive Keeping Up Appearances property
The Bucket residence, or shall I say ‘bouquet’ is the tidiest home in the Midlands. This lavish 3-bedroom property is most certainly not ‘common’. In fact, Hyacinth’s house-proud tendencies have left the house polished to perfection well decorated with ‘high-priced’ statues, sofas and Royal Doulton hand-painted china.
Edina Monsoon’s Absolutely Fabulous Holland Park home
Located in the ‘rich heartland of Holland Park’, this swish London home was where Edina and Patsy spent most of their time practicing their outlandish, hilarious and often cringe-worthy behaviour. Wealthy PR guru Edina lived her bizarre lifestyle here in the 90’s, her escapades dragged in millions of viewers a week as she lived the adventures of an attention seeking wanabe in the world of the rich and famous.
Picture © ITV/Rex features
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