|I hope to populate this site with contributions from many sources and to create an archive of IKWIG information preventing clips-photos-posters-stories from being lost and to encourage you to go and visit the locations. - - - - If you have any contributions to make to this site please email me with details Ian@ikwig.co.uk|
|These photos were kindly supplied by Jim Corbett whose mother and father are showing Michael Powell and crew over their estate in 1945 during the filming of IKWIG|
|Can you identify the other people (apart from MP) here?||Michael Powell with Mr & Mrs Corbett in the foreground but again who are the two further away?||Michael Powell at Moy Castle with Mrs Corbett - Is the other man Roger Livesey's stand in?||I think Michael Powell and Wendy Hiller on the far right but other are indistinguishable.||Mr & Mrs Corbett with Michael Powell from left but again who are the three to the right?|
The Western Isles Hotel
The coastal hilltop property is a landmark hotel in the fishing port of Tobermory (the setting for the childrens TV programme Balamory) and its image has appeared on countless postcards, book covers and jigsaw puzzles. Built in 1833, it was used as an officers mess during the second World War and was the location for the 1940s film I Know Where Im Going. The Western Isles overlooks the harbour and bay with its famous frontage of brightly-painted buildings. Facilities include 28 en-suite bedrooms to sleep 56, a conservatory lounge bar and a residents’ lounge (each able to seat 50 guests), a dining room to seat 56 people (or 80 at a function), an adjacent 30-seat private dining room, and a 31-seat meeting room. firstname.lastname@example.org
IKWIG TOUR Film Locations
If you would like to visit the IKWIG film locations click on the panel above for my IKWIG Tour guide.
This will take you to all the locations on Mull in IKWIG and then a few extra ones as well.
|This is a map with "stick-pins" to give an idea of the layout between locations. Although nearly all interior shots in the film were re-created back at Denham studios in London the exterior locations are astonishing!||
Nancy Franklin was my inspiration, in Mark Cousins' short extra (I know where I'm Going! Revisited) on the IKWIG DVD (see below left), to actually go to Mull. This is Nancy's own photo of her self at Moy Castle.
I do recommend visiting the island - it might just change your life too.
|Professor Robert Beveridge, supreme organiser has quietly moved mountains and managed to secured a listed building status on our phone box. The famouse red phone box at Carsaig is now safe! (No. +44 (0)1681-704203) It was in danger of being removed due to lack of use. So if you have a spare minute give it a ring and see if anyone answers.|
Film ~ Books ~ Music
Paperback: 640 pages
Publisher: Faber and Faber; New Ed edition (16 Oct 2000)
An absolute must!
Publisher: Random House (April 11, 1995)
Be sure to get this version of IKWIG
Badly dubed Wedded not Bedded version alas."I reached the point of thinking there were no more masterpieces to discover, until I saw
I Know Where I'm Going!"
lots of extras on including Mark Cousin's IKWIG revisited
and Nancy Franklins photo essay.
It is completely down to watching Nancy Franklin's photo essay that I ever thought of actually going to Mull and visiting the where IKWIG was made.
Cook's brilliant book about IKWIG and the inspiration
An mine of information for all
P & P fans.
Britton tells us that the script he saw starts with lines
form Christopher Marlowe
It lies not in our power to love, or hate,
For will in us is over-rul'd by fate.....
this sheet music pre-dates the film.
SC has a copy with tartan on the front and references to IKWIG
Arrows of Desire
Michael Powel and Emeric Pressburger formed the greatest partnership in the history of British Cinema
by Ian Christie
Powell and Pressburger:
A Cinema of Magic Spaces
by Andrew Moor
The Films of Michael Powell and the Archers
by Scott Salwolke
|BBC - Saturday review.||This was broadcast by
Resonance FM 104.4
A London based
specialising in the arts.
Apologies for the poor
sound quality at
of this clip -
this is how it was
Catriona's Story: from I Know Where I'm Going, directed by Powell and Pressburger
in 1945. The writer is Sebastian Baczkiewicz. When Joan Webster is stranded on the island of Mull, she is persuaded to stay with Catriona Potts, a penniless, dog-loving owner of a large house whose husband is away in the War. When Joan stubbornly insists upon heading out to sea towards a marriage of convenience in the boat of a young local fisherman, listeners are left to follow Catriona and local girl Bridie's tense wait as the boat heads for a dangerous whirlpool. Catriona is played by Patricia Kerrigan, Bridie by Tracy Wiles and Rory by John Dougall.
This is a telephone conversation I had with Jimmy Robb in May 2007 recalling his involvement while IKWIG was being filmed on Mull.
Part of the BBC Four "Scotland on Film" season transmitted on Thursday 17th Septembet 2009
Scottish movie star Alan Cumming takes a tour of the locations of some classic Scottish movies. This was the IKWIG part.
Please let me know if I have missed you out or listed incorrectly:-
Steve Crook's P&P website: Trips to P&P related locations or events
(C) - All photos are copyright - Ian Court 2018