Over the years loads of people have been inspired enough by the architecture of Moseley Road Baths to use it as the backdrop to televised drama. We are aware of a lovely film about an elderly couple reliving their courtship called ‘The Pool’, a BBC adaptation of DH Lawrence’s ‘The Rainbow’ from the 1980s and an episode of Dalziel and Pascoe, that sees Norman Wisdom collapse in the Slipper Baths.
This clip from 1976 is from ‘Gangsters’ which is ‘set in the multi-cultural criminal community of Birmingham’. Ah, even our criminal underworld is multi-cultural. I can say categorically that the staff at Moseley Road Baths would never have allowed someone with such a dodgy walk to go onto the poolside, never mind allow them into the cubicles with a sword… Watch from 4:33.
and then look out for the very powerful broom from 1:30.