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1.5.4Eddie goes to see Mel at the florist's shop.JM writes: This was Knights Florists on the Uxbridge Road in Hillingdon Heath, on the outskirts of London. The shop has since been demolished and replaced by flats.
1.5.7Mel goes up to the roof of Radio West and looks across the skyline.This shot is of "One Redcliff Street" in Bristol, and is taken from Favell House, which is the neighbouring building north of the Radio West building. Strangely this rooftop is not used for the rest of the programme...
1.5.10Mel Shepherd on the roof of Radio West. Much of the action takes place on the roof-top.Having spent many hours searching for this location, I am pleased to say that this is definitely the roof of 58 Uxbridge Road Ealing London (on the corner with St Leonard's Rd).

Some of the buildings in this road have since been demolished.
1.5.11In the background of the shot above, a gas holder can be seen, with two towers nearby. This was probably the Brentford Gas Works (since demolished).
1.5.20Sonia offers Mel a cup of tea.In the opposite direction behind Sonia (looking north) is St Stephen's church spire on the horizon.

58 Uxbridge Rd again.

During the Shoestring days the building was occupied by various departments of the BBC, and was called Bilton House. It later became  Red Bee's Broadcast Data Services.
1.5.22Mel looks over the edge of the wall a the Radio West car park below.This is the car park behind 58 Uxbridge Rd. The view from Google maps is remarkably similar.

Sadly the whole building was demolished in around 2017, but its TV career continued to the end as its demolition featured on the programme "Scrap Kings", series 2 episode 3.
1.5.30Eddie goes to the jeweller's shop where the robbery and murder took place.This is on the south side of Church Street, in Twickenham, London.
1.5.40The photographer's flat
Eddie heads for the flats where the newspaper photographer lives.This is Old House Gardens, Park Road, Twickenham, London.
1.5.50The office for the local newspaper the Western Daily Post.This might be Fairfax Street, Bristol