Director: David Richards
Starring: David Jason, David Warner, Judith Hoersch, Micheal Jayston
Three old comrades reunite as Albert (Michael Jayston) is taken into hospital and calls on his two old friends to visit him before it’s too late. After his passing, Harry (David Jason) and Frank (David Warner) set out to fulfill their old friend Albert’s (Michael Jayston) dying wish; to be buried in Heidelberg where he fought as a solider and last felt alive.
Harry and Frank kidnap Albert’s body from the undertakers and set off on their journey across Europe. After picking up a German hitchhiker, Vicki (Judith Hoersch), the two men begin to come to terms with an old trauma that has driven a wedge between them since the war.
The series is directed by David Richards (Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine, Reckless; The Movie) and stars David Jason (Only Fools and Horses, A Touch of Frost), David Warner (Planet of the Apes, Titanic), Judith Hoersch (Mein Leben & Ich) and Micheal Jayston (Nicholas and Alexandra, Emmerdale).
Filming in Kent took place at the Port of Dover. It was the location where the two men smuggled Albert’s body into a van and then boarded a ferry on their way to Germany.
Dover is home to the infamous White Cliffs of Dover, Dover Castle and the Port of Dover, Europe’s busiest passenger port. Productions which have previously filmed in the Dover area include Marcella (2016), Great British Railway Journeys – Series 7 (2016) and On A Clear Day (2005).
Albert’s Memorial was first aired on ITV in September 2010 and is now available to buy on DVD.
For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map.