Welcome to the “Who Pays the Ferryman?” locations page. If, like me, you are a big fan of the popular 1977 BBC TV series, and are curious as to the locations used in the series (or even have a passing interest in where they actually filmed), then I hope these pages are of interest to you.
At the time of writing this (April 2021), it’s been approximately 44 years since the series was made. In that time, many of the buildings and locations may have changed and may be unrecognisable. TV programmes such as these (especially Ferryman) were the catalyst for increased tourism and subsequent development that came with it, so some areas may be nigh-on impossible to find.
During lockdown, I’ve researched these locations, mainly using Google Maps and Google Street View, and matching them to screenshots of the TV programme off YouTube. Whilst I can’t physically be there, the next best thing is using Google.
If you’re a fan of the TV series, and indeed of Michael J Bird’s other work, then you must visit the Michael J Bird Tribute Site, here. This site also contains quite a few locations that have been contributed by it’s readers.
Each episode has it’s own page, containing all the locations for that episode.. The other pages contain information related to the series so be sure to check them out.
If you have any other information on the locations that have been found, or indeed have found any of the missing locations, or have any other suggestions to improve the site, please do feel free to contact me using the comments facility.