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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th August 1944 Dutch begin diplomatic contact with Vatican in London
16th August 1939 Born today: Carol Shelley, London, actress (Gwendolyn Pidgeon-Odd Couple)
16th August 1934 Born today: John Standing, London England, actor (Edward-Lime Street)
16th August 1924 Conference about German recovery payments opens in London
16th August 1885 Born today: Charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country)
This is where BBC comedy Stella Street was filmed.
Location: Hartswood Road, London
Description: This is the street where some of the houses were used for the BBC 2 comedy Stella Street. John Sessons and Phil Cornwell's look at celeb's life in Suburbia.
The main characters in the episodes are played by Scottish comedian John Sessions and Phil Cornwell. The characters themselves are impressions of famous celebrities such as Marlon Brando, Michael Caine, Jack Nicholson and, idiosyncratically, UK football pundit Jimmy Hill.
Tagged in this Tour: Sir Michael Caine's London