We’re still enjoying every second of the new BBC drama The Game on Thursday evenings – and spotting the Birmingham locations is turning into something of a drinking game. Well, okay, chocolate biscuit game.
Every episode so far has had its share of familiar nooks, crannies, streets, corners, doorways, buildings and even, I suspect, the odd interior – and whenever we spot a new one, we award ourselves a treat. I can feel my waistline expanding a little more each week.
In the first episode (and as I’d already mentioned) we had Key Hill Cemetery, Spaghetti Junction and the old library. Subsequently I’ve added the Victorian splendour of Moor Street station, the Edwardian splendour of the Moseley Road swimming baths, and quite blatantly last week, the entire length of Newhall Street, filmed street-sign and all behind a convenient telephone box.
Sadly there’s only one more episode to go. I can’t wait to find out whodunnit, and I can’t wait to see if there are any more wonderful settings along the way. It’s been great fun and quite a treat.