Passport To Pimlico. Image shows from L to R: Arthur Pemberton (Stanley Holloway), P.C. Spiller (Philip Stainton), Central European (Paul Demel). Copyright: Ealing Studios / STUDIOCANAL
Passport To Pimlico

Passport To Pimlico

  • 1949 film

Ealing comedy about a legal discovery that leads the residents of Pimlico to declare themselves an independent nation, Burgundy. Stars Stanley Holloway, Hermione Baddeley, Margaret Rutherford, Paul Dupuis, Raymond Huntley and more.

  • Repeated Thursday 1st September at 4:30pm on TPTV

Passport To Pimlico trivia

In 1976, the film inspired residents in Notting Hill to declare independence from the UK and to appeal to the UN for protection as 'Frestonia'. They produced their own stamps and passports.


The film is jokingly "dedicated to the memory of" post-Second World War clothes rationing, which had ceased the month before its release.

Set in the summer of 1947, Passport To Pimlico was filmed the following year. It's schedule was delayed and budget increased due to the inclement weather prevailing that year.

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