Monday, August 15, 2016

Cracker: White Ghost - Robbie Coltrane (1996) - Broadwood Park, Happy Valley

This part of Happy Valley/Caroline Hill seems to be cropping up a fair amount. Not only is it the area where the police station and the young girl's school is located, it also happens to be the area where the killer's flat is. To be precise, his flat is located in a development known as Broadwood Park at 38 Broadwood Road. Here is what the building looks like in the show (seen from the east).

There is also a little bit of the show shot inside the flat and I am inclined to believe that the flat used was indeed one inside Broadwood Park due to the various views and angles we can see from the windows as the cops search the place. For example, the first shot below shows Ricky Tomlinson looking out across the very recognisable arch of the awning at Hong Kong Stadium down towards the South China Athletic Stadium just behind it. Broadwood Park actually lines up perfectly for this view.

The second shot shows Coltrane looking at a similar aspect but a little further to the left so you can see the white building (with the red emblem) of the SCAA and if you look closely at the bottom you can see four cylindrical structures that are attached to the aside of the SCAA sports centre.


  1. I grew up in Hong Kong and a friend of mine lived in this tower. I recognised it from the interior layout even before they showed the distinctive view out onto the stadiums. We also both attended the French school that appears in an earlier scene (and is located just round the corner) so this episode was a pretty incredible nostalgia hit.

    Thanks for your research on this blog, lots of good stuff here.

    1. Hi James, thanks for the comment. Glad I identified the correct location :) I usually only post these up when I am >95% confident I have the right locale, but I'm not infallible so it's always good to get proper confirmation. Cheers, Phil