Locations are presented in the order they first appeared in this episode. Where locations are returned to during the narrative, or are linked in the narrative (i.e. roads leading to a specific destination) we have grouped them together here for the sake of tidiness. Timings given are based on UK DVDs with 'PAL speed up'.


"Sycamore Street"

STANDISH ROAD
HAMMERSMITH
LONDON W6

Identified by:
RAHDAS members

(00:00) At night a policeman walks his beat, starting off in the alleyway off 'Sycamore Street'.

(00:14) Jeff waits in his car, staking out the apartment across the street as part of a divorce case.

(00:34) The policeman enters 'Sycamore Street' from the alleyway, sees Jeff in the car and questions him.

(01:14) The policeman walks off to continue his patrol.

Since Filming: The North end of Standish Road is completely changed since the time of filming. The Chambon building that Jeff is parked up outside has been demolished and the other side of the road has also been heavily remodeled.

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered

Access: Public

(01:25) A car pulls up on the opposite side of the road to Jeff, the window is wound down.

(01:45) Establishing shot of The Pelican Club (Chambon).

(01:57) A man exists the club and is shot, causing him to stumble into the side of Jeff's car.

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Public

(02:22) Jeff sees the car drive away after the shooting and tends to the victim as the policeman returns.

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"London Stock Footage"

(2A)
ADMIRALTY ARCH
THE MALL
LONDON WC2

(03:52) Establishing shot of Admiralty Arch. The camera pans right towards Trafalgar Square.
 

Also appeared in:
The Protectors
- 'Balance of Terror'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(2B)
TRAFALGAR SQUARE
LONDON WC2

(04:00) The camera pans towards Nelson's Column, looking west.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'It's Supposed to Be Thicker Than Water', 'Whoever Heard of a Ghost Dying?', 'The House on Haunted Hill', 'Could You Recognise the Man Again?'
The Saint - 'The Man Who was Lucky', 'The Saint Plays with Fire', 'Luella', 'The Saint Steps In', 'The Imprudent Politician', 'Flight Plan', 'Escape Route', 'The Power Artists'
The Avengers - 'The Grandeur That Was Rome', 'Homicide and Old Lace'
Gideon's Way - 'State Visit', 'Subway to Revenge', 'The Millionaire's Daughter'
Danger Man - 'The Affair at Castelevara', The Black Book', 'Fish on the Hook', 'Don't Nail Him Yet', 'It's Up to the Lady'. 'The Mercenaries', 'Yesterday's Enemies'
The Baron - 'Red Horse, Red Rider', 'Epitaph for a Hero'
Man in a Suitcase - 'Jigsaw Man', 'Web with Four Spiders', 'Three Blinks of the Eyes'
The Prisoner - 'Fall Out'
The Champions - 'The Gilded Cage'
Journey to the Unknown - 'Eve'
Department S - 'The Ghost of Mary Burnham', 'Last Train to Redbridge', 'The Perfect Operation', 'The Man from 'X''
UFO - 'Destruction'
The Persuaders! - 'Someone Like Me', 'Read and Destroy', 'The Long Goodbye'
The Protectors - 'Talkdown', 'Balance of Terror', 'WAM, Part 1'
The Adventurer - 'Full Fathom Five'
The New Avengers - 'Sleeper'
Return of the Saint - 'The Debt Collectors'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(2C)
THREADNEEDLE STREET
LONDON EC2

(04:01) Establishing shot of Threadneedle Street and the Bank of England.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'Money to Burn'
H.G. Wells' Invisible Man - 'Point of Destruction'
The Saint
- 'The Invisible Millionaire'
The Baron - 'Farewell to Yesterday', 'The Killing'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Public

(04:06) Threadneedle Street - entrance to Bank Station (London Underground).
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Public



"Randall & Hopkirk Offices"

SPRINGFIELD ROAD
HARROW
MIDDLESEX HA1

Identified by:
Andy Hulse

(04:08) Jeannie arrives at the Randall and Hopkirk offices, and enters.

THEN...

(08:09) Having picked up the coffee, Jeannie crosses the road and heads back to the office.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
- 'My Late Lamented Friend and Partner', 'But What a Sweet Little Room', 'For the Girl Who Has Everything', 'Whoever Heard of a Ghost Dying', 'When the Spirit Moves You', 'Never Trust a Ghost' and others

 

THEN...

(08:17) Jeannie approaches the office entrance.

THEN...

(08:19) Jeannie enters the office doorway.

 

THEN...

Since Filming: The Randall and Hopkirk offices are long gone, demolished to make way for a new development. The grass verge seen in the early 1990s photograph represents the approximate point at which the offices stood. This too has also now gone and Jeff and Marty's offices are now under concrete, following the building in 1996 of a new shopping centre.

...EARLY 1990s...

Status: Demolished

Access: None

...NOW

Status: Demolished

Access: None



"The Racecourse"

ROWLEY MILE COURSE
NEWMARKET RACECOURSE
NEWMARKET
SUFFOLK CD8

Identified by:
Anthony McKay, 2012

(09:08) Establishing shots of racecourse, spectator and car parking areas. (Backgrounds for process shots also filmed at this racecourse.)

Since Filming: The main stand was demolished and completely rebuilt at the turn of the Millennium. Other buildings seen in the episode appear to have been redeveloped.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Public



"Tailing Lang"

(5A)
NORTHOLT ROAD
SOUTH HARROW
MIDDLESEX HA2

Identified by:
RAHDAS, 1995

(20:02) Lang's chauffeur drives his boss in the Vanden Plas Princess.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered

Access: Public

(20:05) The car passes the Bovis building on Northolt Road.

Since Filming: The Bovis building still stands but has been completely reclad and reglazed since the 1960s, changing its appearance significantly.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Public (Offices Private)

(20:33) Jeff parks the Vauxhall in Northolt Road opposite Raebarn House, where Lang's car has pulled in to the driveway.

Since Filming: These houses have been demolished and a new estate built. In fact, looking at the shot below, these buildings were already scheduled for demolition. The waste ground to the right of shot implies that some building may already have gone when the Randall crew were filming.
 

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Demolished

Access: Public (Houses Private)

(20:43) Across the way from Raebarn House on Northolt Road, Jeff watches from the car as the chauffeur waits for Lang to return.

Since Filming: Raebarn House was refurbished in the mid-1990s and offered as office accommodation. It was demolished in 2008-2009 and a new apartment block has been built in its place.

THEN...

 

...1995...

...NOW

Status: Demolished

Access: Public (Houses Private)

(20:54) Lang and his 'girlfriend' get in the car and it is driven up the ramped exit from Raebarn House.

Spotters' Note: Coincidentally, the Bovis building seen at 20m05s appears in the rear of the picture as the car pulls out.

THEN...

 

...1995...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Public

(20:55) The car pulls out onto Northolt Road once more.

Since Filming: The council estate building remain today, but are hidden by trees in our photograph. The area immediately behind the car on the right of the 'Then...' photograph has now been remodeled as a roundabout, which branches off to the right to a new Waitrose superstore, linked by a new road.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Public

(21:10) Jeff and Marty look at the view down Northolt Road out of the back of the Vauxhall.

Since Filming: Almost everything in the frame has been redeveloped, but one foreground building remains distinctly recognisable!

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Public

(5B)
CHESHAM PLACE
BELGRAVIA
LONDON SW1

Identified by:
Peter Astaire, April 2012

20:06) Lang's chauffeur drives down Chesham Place towards the Lyall Street junction, as Lang catches up with paperwork.

This footage was shot for the Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) episode, 'A Sentimental Journey', and recycled for this episode.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'A Sentimental Journey'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Houses Private)

(5C)
LOWER ROAD
ROXETH
HARROW
MIDDLESEX HA2

Identified by:
Nick Williams, 1998

(20:10) Panning shot following the Vauxhall (driven by stand-in Harry 'Aitch' Fielder, with Marty stand-in Dougie Lockyer beside him) as it drives past 61 Lower Road.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Houses Private)

(5D)
BURNT OAK BROADWAY
EDGWARE
MIDDLESEX HA8

Identified by:
Anthony McKay

(20:13) Jeff and Marty follow Lang's car (optically printed process shot).

(20m19s) The car passes the entrance to Edgware General Hospital (optically printed process shot).

The shot begins at the crossroads where the High Street becomes Burnt Oak Broadway and is intersected by Deansbrook Road. The shot ends just after the car has passed the pedestrian entrance to Edgware General Hospital.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Public

(5E)
STATION ROAD
HARROW
MIDDLESEX HA1

Identified by:
Nick Williams, 1998

(20:16) Jeff and Marty follow Lang's car (perspective shot through the Vauxhall's windscreen), starting from 292 Station Road.

It is worth noting that Jeff breaks the law here, by overtaking a bus on a zebra crossing!

Since Filming: The road has been narrowed considerably and the 'John Collier' menswear store has been extended and is now (quite appropriately, we say, 'Randall's Coffee House').
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Public

(20:19) They continue following the car, starting from 345 Station Road.

Since Filming: The road has been narrowed, but all the buildings are intact.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(5F)
93 HARLEY STREET
WESTMINSTER
LONDON W1G

Identified by:
Anthony McKay, October 2012

(20:40) Jeff and Marty watch the goings on outside Raebarn House from the comfort of the Vauxhall (optically printed process shot).

(20:50) Jeff and Marty discuss the woman who appears with Lang (optically printed process shot).

(20:59) Jeff and Marty realise they've lost sight of the car and Jeff decides to pay another visit to The Pelican Club (three optically printed process shots).

 

 
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"A Beautiful Morning"

(6A)
CHARING CROSS ROAD
LONDON WC2

Identified by:
Alan Hayes, April 2012

(27:32) It's early in the morning after Jeff has has a successful night at The Pelican Club. Establishing shot of Charing Cross Road, looking towards the National Portrait Gallery.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
- 'It's Supposed to Be Thicker Than Water', 'Could You Recognise the Man Again?'
The Saint - 'Starring the Saint', 'Iris', 'The Fiction Makers', 'The Master Plan', 'Portrait of Brenda'
Gideon's Way - 'The Thin Red Line'
The Baron - 'Red Horse, Red Rider'
The Champions - 'To Trap A Rat'
Department S - 'The Ghost of Mary Burnham', 'Handicap Dead'
The Protectors - '...With A Little Help from My Friends'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(6B)
LAMBETH PIER
ALBERT EMBANKMENT
LONDON SE1

Identified by:
Stephen Carter, March 2002

(27:35) Establishing early morning shot of Lambeth Pier.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
- 'Never Trust A Ghost'
Dial 999 - Opening Credits

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(6C)
VICTORIA EMBANKMENT &
BRIDGE STREET
LONDON SW1

Identified by:
Stephen Carter, March 2002

(27:35) Establishing early morning shot of the Houses of Parliament.
 

Used extensively in many TV series,
most notably in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
- 'When the Spirit Moves You', 'Could You Recognise the Man Again'
The Human Jungle - 'Wild Goose Chase'
Gideon's Way - 'The Millionaire's Daughter'
The Saint - 'The Imprudent Politician', 'The Miracle Tea Party'
Danger Man - 'The Hunting Party'
The Champions - 'The Fanatics'
The Prisoner - Opening Credits, 'Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling', 'Fall Out'
Department S - 'Spencer Bodily is Sixty Years Old'
The Protectors - 'Balance of Terror'
Return of the Saint - 'The Nightmare Man'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"Police Station"

JULIAN HEADON HOUSE
(formerly West Hendon
Police Station)
EDGWARE ROAD
HENDON
LONDON NW4

Identified by:
Geoff Dodd, December 2006

(31:42) Establishing shot of the police station where Jeff has been detained following the murder of Paul Lang.

Since Filming: West Hendon Police Station has moved to new premises on Vivian Avenue and this building, still owned by the Metropolitan Police Authority, was renamed 'Julian Headon House' in 2004 after a respected Detective Chief Inspector who died in February of that year. The building has been renovated and heavily modernised in recent years and today houses the Specialist Crime Directorate for the area.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'A Sentimental Journey'
Department S -
'The Shift That Never Was'
Journey to the Unknown - 'The Madison Equation'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered

Access: Public



"Mrs Lang's Apartment"

KING STREET
HAMMERSMITH
LONDON W6

Identified by:
Claire and Michael Saunders and Cindy

(36:31) Establishing shot of the Kings Court apartment block where Mrs Lang lives.

(39:50) Repeated extablishing shot.

This location is situated directly across from the 'Sycamore Street' location (Standish Road), to the extent that it can be seen in the background of the night-time shoot (see Location 1, 01m25s).
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
- 'Just for the Record'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Houses Private)

(39:52) Alan Corder pulls up outside the Kings Court block in Lang's car.

(40:23) Corder exits the car and makes for the Kings Court entrance.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(40:01) Alan Corder checks he is not being observed and then pulls a pistol from his inside jacket pocket and fits it with a silencer (optically printed process shot).

 
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"The Society of Spiritualists"

STANMORE HALL
WOOD LANE
STANMORE
MIDDLESEX HA7

Identified by:
Sam Denham

(42:38) Establishing shot, which pans from the Hall entrance to show a signpost on a tree.

Since Filming: Stanmore Hall is a Grade II* listed building and as such, it is largely unchanged since filming (aside from a fire in 1979 which seriously damaged its interior). It has been cleaned up to a significant degree and now houses highly desirable apartments which are leased by the rich and famous.

The new photographs were taken in 2013 with official permission. Stanmore Hall is a private residence and Randall and Hopkirk (Declassified) does not encourage visits.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
- 'All Work and No Pay'

The Saint - 'The Hi-jackers', 'The Rhine Maiden', 'The House on Dragon's Rock', 'The Ex-King of Diamonds'

The Baron - 'The Man Outside'
The Avengers - 'From Venus with Love', 'The Winged Avenger'
The Champions - 'The Final Countdown'
The Adventurer - 'Icons are Forever'
The Professionals - 'Blind Run', 'Need to Know'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Private

(42:43) The signpost reads 'The Society of Spiritualists - North London Division'.

Since Filming: The tree to which the signpost was affixed has been cut down since filming. The remainder of the trunk is seen in this photo.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Private



"Driving to the Quarry"

(10A)
SILVER HILL
(HIGH CANONS JUNCTION)
SHENLEY
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

Identified by:
Anthony McKay

(44:07) Susan Lang drives towards the lime quarry.

Since Filming: White posts have been added to the island and the directions sign post opposite the entrance has been removed. The signpost is seen clearly in the Department S episode 'The Man from X':
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Public

(44:11) The camera pans and follows the car.

 
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Public

(10B)
UNKNOWN ROAD (9a)
(BP683 / BP684)

Identified by:
Anthony McKay

(44:12) Inside the car, Corder has a gun trained on Jeff, who is in the front passenger seat (optically printed process shot).

Spotters' Note: These are believed to be World Backgrounds back projection plates BP683 and/or BP684.

View BP 683 at YouTube

View BP 684 at YouTube
 
Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk Deceased
- 'But What a Sweet Little Room' (BP683)

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Not located

Access: Unknown



"The Lime Quarry"

SPRINGWELL CHALKPIT
SPRINGWELL LANE
HAREFIELD
UXBRIDGE
MIDDLESEX UB9

Identified by:
Anthony McKay

(45:45) Susan Lang drives towards the lime quarry.

'Now' photograph by Peter Faizey, reproduced courtesy of Doctor Who - The Locations Guide.
 
Also appeared in:
The Baron -
'The Long, Long Day'
The Avengers -
'The Fear Merchants', 'The Interrogators' and 'Thingumajig'
Man in a Suitcase -
'Variation on a Million Bucks, Part 2'
Strange Report -
'Report 2641 - Hostage: "If You Won't Learn, Die!" '
Doctor Who
- 'The Three Doctors', 'Earthshock', 'The Twin Dilemma' and 'Delta and the Bannermen'
Blakes 7 -
'Cygnus Alpha' and 'Orac'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public


Certain information reprinted with permission from the excellent A Guide to Avengerland website.
Our grateful thanks to Anthony McKay for his kind co-operation and many years work in location hunting.

We are also indebted to the researches of Vanessa Bergman and members of RAHDAS,
the former Randall and Hopkirk Appreciation Society.

Section compiled by: John Holburn, Anthony McKay, Alan Hayes and Vince Cox
Modern photos:
Vince Cox, Alys Hayes and John Holburn
Springwell Chalkpit photo:
Peter Faizey 2007, with thanks to Peter and Chuck Foster
of Doctor Who - The Locations Guide, used with permission
'Also appeared in' and certain location information:
Anthony McKay

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