I lived on a canal boat for a while and recognise the scenes in this episode. If you know the canals of London ray and Arthur go nowhere near Kimehouse. Everything is filmed around Greenford and Kensal Green. The final scene where they ‘arrive’ at Limehouse is actually a filled in wharf at Kensal Green - it’s now the Sainsbury’s car park! Similarly when Dave arrives in the speedboat to catch up with Arthur, he’s going in the wrong direction- he’s heading out west to Bulls Bridge, not east to Limehouse. Still a great episode - especially mooring up at Kensal Green cemetery
Clever plotline, and some interesting atmospherics as they traverse the deserted canals...the Welsh boxer is a good character too.
I agree, Big Dai is a great addition to this one. Interestingly (perhaps) - Dai played by Anthony O'Donnell also plays a character called Dai (Davies) in Sky 1's "Stella" ( link: click here for pic )
He has a very brief role in the Bond film ‘Skyfall.’ The bit where Bond runs after the train in the underground. He’s the man who is astounded by James Bond chasing the train and says to his wife ‘he’s in a hurry’ or words to that effect.