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 Info@ikwig.co.uk

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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?

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IKWIG Film Locations

 

Map of Mull with pin locations Autoroute .axe file Nancy Franklin on her first tour Robert Beveridge succeeds again!
This is my IKWIG Tour guide. It will take you to all the locations 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! If you have Autoroute this is the file I used to track the route. You can download this file for more manipulation on a PC.

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.

Robert (I'm an academic) Beveridge, the globe-trotting, supreme organiser and old romantic 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 (understandable) as only IKWIG’rs and lost hikers ever use it.

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2007 tour

Moy Castle 8th August Carsaig Pier -9th August Western Isles Hotel 12th August
Moy Castle restoration Carsaig Pier - In a terrible state now!
Moy under construction Not much left here WIH not much changed

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The Western Isles Hotel The Western Isles hotel in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull has been sold to experienced hoteliers Richard Nealon and Esplin Chapman.

The coastal hilltop property is a landmark hotel in the fishing port of Tobermory (the setting for the children’s 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 I’m 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 30-seat meeting room.

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Film ~ Books ~ Music

Michael Powell - A life in Movies Million Dollar Movie Be sure to get this version of the DVD - many priceless extras including Mark Cousins IKWIG revisited. Pam Cook's brilliant book about IKWIG and the inspiration behind it. Eric Britton's "Book of the Film" - Good luck trying to get this one! - very rare. Sheet Music
  • Paperback: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber; New Ed edition (16 Oct 2000)
  • Language English
  • ISBN-10: 0571204317
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571204311
  • Publisher: Random House (April 11, 1995)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 0679434437

  • ISBN-13: 978-0679434436

  • Be sure to get this version of IKWIG

    Wedded not Bedded version alas.

    It has 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.

    Pam Cook's brilliant book about IKWIG and the inspiration behind it. Eric Britton tells us that the script he saw starts with lines form Christopher Marlowe I think this sheet music pre-dates the film.
    An absolute must!   "I reached the point of thinking there were no more masterpieces to discover, until I saw

    I Know Where I'm Going!"

    Martin Scorsese

      An mine of information for all

    P & P fans.

    It lies not in our power to love, or hate,

    For will in us is over-rul'd by fate.....

    SC has a copy with tartan on the front and references to IKWIG

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    BBC -Saturday Review - Amanda Vickery of Royal Holloway College reveals her passion for IKWIG Resonance FM revisits IKWIG Woman's Hour Drama - BBC RADIO 4 - Celluloid Extras Wednesday 28th March 2007. 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. Jimmy Robb & Ian Court in Aug 2007
    BBC - Saturday review. Apologies for the poor sound quality at beginning of this clip - this is how it was transmitted

    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.

    Jimmy Robb

    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.

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    Other websites

    Flo McBride Film of IKWIG celebration weekend Powell and Pressburger Appreciation Society IKWIG 60th Anerversary Celebration Weekend - Oct 2005
    IKWIG 60th Anerversary Celebration Weekend - Oct 2005 IKWIG script supplied by Ian Richard Flo McBride Film of IKWIG celebration weekend IKWIG 60th Anerversary Celebration Weekend - Oct 2005

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