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'.


"The Park"

ELSTREE STUDIOS BACKLOT
(near Water Tank)
SHENLEY ROAD
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

(00:00) Covert film of Jeff, who is sitting on a park bench talking to Marty.

(00:29) The scene cuts to Hellingworth's residence, where we see that the film footage is being projected and watched by Cecil Purley, Carol Latimer and Hellingworth himself.

Since Filming: The tank has been filled in and the area redeveloped as part of the Tesco Superstore grounds.

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Redeveloped

Access: Private



"London Stock Footage"

(2A)
RIVER THAMES,
WESTMINSTER BRIDGE &
HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT
LONDON SW1A

(03:06) Establishing shot of the River Thames, looking south west.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'Vendetta for a Dead Man', 'The Ghost Who Saved the Bank at Monte Carlo', 'The House on Haunted Hill'
Danger Man - 'The Gallows Tree', 'Name, Date and Place', 'The Battle of the Cameras', 'Are You Going to be More Permanent?', 'Say It With Flowers', 'The Lonely Chair'
The Saint - 'The Lawless Lady', 'The Scorpion', 'Paper Chase', 'The Persistent Patriots', 'When Spring is Sprung'
The Avengers - 'Dial a Deadly Number'
The Baron - 'The Persuaders', 'There's Someone Close Behind You', 'The High Terrace'
Man in a Suitcase - 'The Bridge'
The Prisoner - Title Sequence
Strange Report - 'Report 0649 SKELETON: Let Sleeping Heroes Lie'
Department S - 'The Last Train to Redbridge', 'Duplicated Man', 'The Man from X'
The Adventurer - Title Sequence
The Protectors - 'Blockbuster', 'A KInd of Wild Justice'
Return of the Saint - 'The Armageddon Alternative'

Film:
Crossplot (1969)

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(03:14) The camera pans right to show the Houses of Parliament, seen across the roof of County Hall on the south bank of the river.

Since Filming: As you can see, the building has been cleaned somewhat!
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(03:22) A different view of the Houses of Parliament.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(2B)
TRAFALGAR SQUARE
LONDON WC2

(03:26) 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)
PICCADILLY CIRCUS
MAYFAIR
LONDON W1

(03:35) Establishing shot of Piccadilly Circus, its neon advertising hoardings and the statue of Eros.

Since Filming: The road layout has been changed since this footage was shot, and the Eros statue has been relocated to the south western corner of the area.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'Whoever Heard of a Ghost Dying?', 'Just for the Record', 'The Ghost Who Saved the Bank at Monte Carlo'

Also used extensively in other ITC series

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Public



"Randall & Hopkirk Offices"

SPRINGFIELD ROAD
HARROW
MIDDLESEX HA1

Identified by:
Andy Hulse

(03:41) Establishing shot of the window of the Randall and Hopkirk offices...

THEN...

(03:44) The camera pans down to the street entrance.
 

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', 'The Trouble with Women', 'When the Spirit Moves You', 'Never Trust a Ghost' and others

 

THEN...

Background Identified by:
Anthony McKay

(07:01) Hellingworth gets into the car outside the Randall and Hopkirk offices (optically printed process shot).

 

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



"Hellingworth's Residence"
(Photograph only)

ALDENHAM GRANGE
LETCHMORE HEATH
HERTFORDSHIRE
WD25

Identified by:
Anthony McKay and Annette Hill

(09:46) Jeff shows Marty a black and white photograph that Hellingworth has left with him. Jeff tells Marty that this is where the crook 'Silky' plans his operations. In reality, it is Hellingworth's place of residence.

Spotters' Note: Only still photographs were shot at this location for Whoever Heard of a Ghost Dying?
 

Also appeared in:
The Human Jungle -
'Skeleton in the Cupboard'
The Avengers - 'The Hidden Tiger', 'Split!', 'Requiem'
Department S - 'The Pied Piper of Hambledown'
Journey to the Unknown - 'Paper Dolls'
Jason King - 'An Author in Search of Two Characters'
The Adventurer - 'The Good Book'
The Protectors - '...With a Little Help from My Friends'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Private



"Hackley, Mathers & Jones,
Diamond Merchants"

REMAX HOUSE
31/32 ALFRED PLACE
BLOOMSBURY
LONDON WC1

Identified by:
Anthony McKay

(12:11) Establishing night-time shot of the diamond merchants building, where Inspector Large and Randall await the robbery attempt by Hellingworth's gang.

(12:52) Same establishing shot repeated.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"Church Clock"

ELSTREE PARISH CHURCH
HIGH STREET
ELSTREE
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

Identified by:
Geoff Dodd, May 2006

(12:54) The church clock nearby to the diamond merchants reveals the early morning hour. The camera zooms in on the clock face.
 

Also appeared in:
The Saint -
'The Fiction Makers'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public


"Penguin Company, Fur Traders"

ELSTREE STUDIOS BACKLOT
(Scene Dock A)
SHENLEY ROAD
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

(24:57) A policeman approaches the Penguin Company premises.

Since Filming: The scene dock used as the fur traders' warehouse was demolished after part of the land belonging to Elstree Studios  was sold to Tesco plc. The site of the building is now shared between a part of the service road and the supermarket's car park. It is therefore accessible to the public, but as they say, "nothing to see here".

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Demolished

Access: Public



"Harley Street"

HARLEY STREET
WESTMINSTER
LONDON W1G

(27:10) Establishing shot of Harley Street, starting on a close up of the street sign.

Since Filming: The street sign on the ironwork fencing outside 37 Harley Street has been removed.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'The Trouble with Women', 'When Did You Start to Stop Seeing Things?'
The Human Jungle - 'The 24-Hour Man', 'Ring of Hate', 'Conscience of a Rock', 'The Man Who Fell Apart', 'Skeleton in the Cupboard', 'Wild Goose Chase'
The Champions - 'Nutcracker'
Department S - 'The Perfect Operation'
The Protectors - 'A Pocket Full of Posies'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered

Access: Public

(27:11) The camera then pans right to look down the street.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"Leaving Harley Street"

(9A)
OSIDGE LANE &
HAMPDEN SQUARE
SOUTHGATE
LONDON N14

Identified by:
John Hoburn and Wyn Roberts

(29:55) Jeff and Marty leave Harley Street in the Vauxhall and discuss their next move. They turn off Osidge Lane, across Hampden Square.
 

Also appeared in:
Department S -
'The Last Train to Redbridge'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Houses Private)

(9B)
BROOKSIDE SOUTH
SOUTHGATE
LONDON N14

Identified by:
John Hoburn and Wyn Roberts

(29:59) The camera pans, following the car as it joins Brookside South.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(9C)
UNKNOWN ROAD (10a)

(30:00) Optically printed background of possible industrial estate.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Not located

Access: Unknown



"Hartford Hall"

INSTITUTE OF GROCERY DISTRIBUTION
GRANGE LANE
LETCHMORE HEATH
HERTFORDSHIRE
WD25

Identified by:
Anthony McKay and Annette Hill

(37:02) Jeff and Inspector Large arrive at Hartford Hall.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'A Disturbing Case'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Private



"Driving to the Cemetery"

(11A)
A5109
TOTTERIDGE VILLAGE
TOTTERIDGE
LONDON N20

Identified by:
Anthony McKay and Annette Hill

(38:13) Purley drives Carol and Jeannie to the cemetery, where Marty's ghost is to be exorcised.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'It's Supposed to be Thicker Than Water' (nearby - 'The Orange Tree')

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(42:14) Jeff speeds towards the cemetery in his Vauxhall.

 

THEN...

 

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(11B)
ELSTREE STUDIOS BACKLOT
(Access Road)
SHENLEY ROAD
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

(39:16) Marty is dumped at the side of the road.

Since Filming: The Elstree backlot is greatly changed since filming, and a Tesco's superstore stands on 12 acres of former Elstree Studios land. Little remains that is recognisable.
 

Also appeared (as a cemetery) in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
- 'The Smile Behind the Veil', 'Whoever Heard of a Ghost Dying?' and 'Somebody Just Walked Over My Grave'
Department S
- 'The Double Death of Charlie Crippen'

 

THEN...

THEN...

 

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Private

(11C)
UNKNOWN ROAD JUNCTION (10b)

(42:21) Jeff drives to the cemetery (optically printed process shot).

 

THEN...

 

...NOW

Status: Not located

Access: Public

(42:27) Jeff turns the wheel and drives into the cemetery (optically printed process shot)

Spotters' Note: This is a continuation of the previous shot. There is a London Transport bus stop on this road.

 

THEN...

 

...NOW

Status: Not located

Access: Public



"The Cemetery"

NEW SOUTHGATE CEMETERY
BRUNSWICK PARK ROAD
NEW SOUTHGATE
LONDON N11

Identified by:
Anthony McKay and Annette Hill

(40:52) At Marty Hopkirk's grave, Cecil Purley attempts to exorcise the dead man's ghost.
 
Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'Somebody Just Walked Over My Grave'
The Avengers - 'The Gravediggers'
The Baron - 'Epitaph for a Hero'
The Champions - 'The Body Snatchers'
The Adventurer - 'Mr Calloway is a Very Cautious Man'

Film:
That's Your Funeral (1973)

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(41:07) Marty slowly materialises, sitting atop his headstone.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(41:41) Purley commences the exorcism as Marty looks on worriedly.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(41:56) Although Purley can see Marty, neither Carol or Jeannie can see him.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(42:28) Jeff arrives at the cemetery gatehouse...
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(42:33) ...and drives in.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(42:56) Jeff dashes from the Vauxhall to interrupt the ceremony.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Public

(43:08) Jeannie apprehends Carol and knocks her to the ground.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(43:15) Jeff restrains Purley against a tree, while Marty taunts the clairvoyant.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(43:24) Hellingworth appears from behind a monument.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(43:53) Hellingworth holds Jeff and Jeannie at gunpoint.

Since Filming: The walls seen behind Hellingworth have been removed and the area has been given over to cultivation.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(44:22) Jeff and Hellingworth fight it out.

Since Filming: The tree to the left of frame has been removed and fresh graves added.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Public

(45:02) The police officers arrest Purley, with a little help from Marty.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(45:30) Inspector Large and his officers shepherd the crooks into the police car.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(45:46) As they watch the police car departing, Jeff consoles Jeannie.
 

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
Blu-ray grabs by:
Geoff Dodd
Modern photos:
Vince Cox, Alan Hayes and John Holburn
'Also appeared in' and certain location information:
Anthony McKay

Please note that Blu-ray grabs have been regraded to highlight details of the filming locations
and are therefore not representative of the actual look of the Blu-rays (which are graded appropriately!).

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