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 Environs of
Jeannie's Flat"

 

(1A)
BIDDULPH ROAD
MAIDA VALE
LONDON W9

 

Identified by:
Sam Denham

 

(00:00) The Fosters' vintage car approaches and turns right into Lauderdale Road at night.

(03:02) Jeff steers the Vauxhall into Lauderdale Road at the junction. He has to break hard when Jeannie runs out in front of him.

Since Filming: The pavement at the right turn into Lauderdale Road has now been built out since 1989 as a traffic calming measure.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'The Man from Nowhere'

THEN...

...1989...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(1B)
CLARENCE STREET
KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES KT1

 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay, December 2013

 

(00:17) The Fosters drive down 'Lauderdale Road' (optically printed process shot).

(04:02) The Fosters' leave 'Lauderdale Road' (optically printed process shot).

Spotters' Note: Both shots are from the same BP reel.This footage had originally been shot for the Man in Suitcase episode Day of Execution in 1966 and was subsequently re-used in a number of ITC productions.

Since Filming: This road has been pedestrianised and as such is not included on Google Street View.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'Money to Burn', 'The Man from Nowhere', 'Vendetta for a Dead Man'
Man in a Suitcase
- 'Day of Execution'
The Saint
- 'The Time to Die'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(1C)
LAUDERDALE ROAD
MAIDA VALE
LONDON W9

 

Identified by:
Sam Denham

 

(00:20) Henry Foster pulls the car over at the roadside opposite Jean Hopkirk's flat.

(00:34) George and Henry Foster look up to Jean's window.

Spotters' Note: At 00:26, this shot cuts to an in-studio sequence, where the car pulls up outside a house of a style not seen on Lauderdale Road!

Since Filming: The low walls at the front of each property have now been removed and stone chip front gardens now leak onto the pavement. An improvement? We couldn't possibly comment!
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
-
used extensively throughout the series
Department S
- 'Death on Reflection'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (House Private)

(02:46) In a terrible panic, Jeannie dashes out from the shared entrance of her apartment block.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (House Private)

(02:52) Jeannie hesitates momentarily outside the apartment block before running off in the direction of Biddulph Road.

(04:11) Jeff's Vauxhall is parked outside Jeannie's flat.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (House Private)

(02:57) Jeannie runs down Lauderdale Road.

(03:54) The Fosters depart from Lauderdale Road ('All Work and No Pay' title on screen)
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Houses Private)



"The Fosters' Mansion"

 

STANMORE HALL
WOOD LANE
STANMORE
MIDDLESEX HA7

 

Identified by:
Sam Denham

 

(05:48) Establishing shot of the rear of the Fosters' mansion.

Since Filming: Stanmore Hall is a Grade II* listed building and as such, the main building is largely unchanged (aside from a fire in 1979 which seriously damaged its interior). It is now a highly desirable apartment complex.

Our 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)
- 'The Trouble with Women'

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

(05:53) The camera pans down to the steps that lead up to the rear of the house. Henry Fosters walks around the front of the Bentley and gets into the driving seat.

Since Filming: As can to an extent be seen from the photographs to the right, the back steps have been reworked, and now have a lengthy plateau at the summit which was not there previously. This is due to the construction of additional living space beneath and to the sides of the hill leading down from the house. The side stairs, also seen in some productions, have also been heavily remodelled.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Private

(05:57) The Bentley pulls away and moves slowly down the rear driveway.

Since Filming: As the hall has been converted into apartments, the driveway has now been sectioned off to provide gardens and outdoor seating areas for residents of individual properties.

The rear gardens have also been heavily re-landscaped to accommodate new buildings beneath and to the side of the hill leading down from the house. The balustrade seen in this shot has now been replaced with a near-replica which lacks the evenly spaced larger columns. Additionally, the hill has been reworked to a shallower incline which ends approximately two feet lower than previously (note the lower section of wall visible that had originally been covered).
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Private

(12:07) Jeannie drives the Mini up to the front entrance of the Fosters' mansion. She rings the doorbell and finds the door ajar.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Private

(12:28) Jeannie rings the doorbell, waits for a moment and then finds the door is not locked.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Private

(20:07) The camera pans round the courtyard to come to a stop on a shot showing Jeannie's Mini outside the front entrance.

Since Filming: The dark bricked building seen to the left at the start of this shot has been demolished and replaced with a newer wing which borrows some of the stonework patterns of the main building.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Private

(32:42) Jeff arrives at the Fosters' mansion.

(35:02) Jeff drives off from the courtyard, but is soon convinced to turn back to the house by Marty, who materialises in the passenger's seat.

Since Filming: As mentioned above, the wing attached to the turretted tower has been demolished and replaced, along with the brick-built hut.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Private

(45:40) With the Fosters under arrest, the police leave the Fosters' mansion.

(46:02) Jeannie drives Jeff back to his car from the Fosters' courtyard.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Private



"Driving to Meet Jeannie"

 

UNKNOWN ROAD (12a)

 

(06:08) The Fosters drive to meet Jeannie (optically printed process shot).

Since there are no visual pointers in the background plate used, we do not expect to identify this location.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Not located

Access: Public



"Jeff Does Lunch"

 

126 SHENLEY ROAD
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6
 

(08:31) Jeannie arrives at the laundromat, where Jeff is partaking of his lunch. How the other half live!

Since Filming: The laundromat is long gone, replaced today with Jenny's Cafe and Restaurant, so if you fancy a refreshing coffee, you can do so in a genuine Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) location!
 

Also appeared in:
This high street location is also used extensively in ITC programming.

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"Central London Streets"

 

(5A)
CHARLOTTE STREET
FITZROVIA
LONDON W1T
 

Identified by:
Stephen Carter, August 2000

 

(09:27) Jeannie tells Jeff about the Foster Brothers in the car as pass the intersection with Tottenham Street (optically printed process shot).
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
- 'Never Trust A Ghost' and 'Could You Recognise the Man Again?'
The Saint - 'Portrait of Brenda'
Man in a Suitcase - 'Variation on a Million Bucks, Part 1'
Department S - 'A Small War of Nerves'

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered

Access: Public

(09:44) Jean explains the role that the Fosters have in mind for her as the car passes the intersection with Scala Street (optically printed process shot).
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Public

(5B)
GOODGE STREET
FITZROVIA
LONDON W1T
 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay

 

(09:52) Jeff steers the car left off Charlotte Street and into Goodge Street (optically printed process shot).
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
- 'Never Trust A Ghost' and 'Could You Recognise the Man Again?'

Man in a Suitcase - 'Variation on a Million Bucks, Part 1'

Strange Report - 'Report 2641 - Hostage: If You Won't Learn, Die!'

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(10:05) The car turns out of Charlotte Street and into Goodge Street - again, but in the opposite direction (optically printed process shot).
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(10:13) The car passes 29 Goodge Street, which is decked out in fly posters for London events (optically printed process shot).
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(5C)
TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD
BLOOMSBURY
LONDON W1T
 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay

 

(10:44) The car ventures out onto Tottenham Court Road (optically printed process shot).
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
- 'Never Trust A Ghost' and 'Could You Recognise the Man Again?'
The Avengers - 'The Sell Out'
Gideon's Way - 'The Thin Red Line'

Man in a Suitcase - 'Variation on a Million Bucks, Part 1' and 'Web with Four Spiders'
Department S - 'Blackout' and 'The Perfect Operation'
Strange Report - 'Report 2641 - Hostage: If You Won't Learn, Die!'

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered

Access: Public

(10:45) The car passes Lloyds Bank on Tottenham Court Road (optically printed process shot).
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered

Access: Public

(5D)
GRAFTON WAY
FITZROVIA
LONDON W1T
 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay

 

(10:47) As Jeannie tells Jeff that she has promised to give the Fosters' an answer that evening, the car passes 54 Grafton Way (optically printed process shot).
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"Route to the Fosters' Mansion"

 

(6A)
SILVER HILL
SHENLEY
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6
 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay

 

(11:48) The Mini drives through the night and approaches the concrete posts.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'A Sentimental Journey', 'The Smile Behind the Veil'
The Avengers -
'Too Many Christmas Trees', 'The Cybernauts', 'Room Without a View', 'The Town of No Return', 'The Girl from Auntie', 'What the Butler Saw', 'A Touch of Brimstone', 'A Sense of History', 'The House That Jack Built', 'Honey for the Prince', 'How to Succeed ... at Murder', 'The Bird Who Knew Too Much', 'Never, Never Say Die', 'Return of the Cybernauts', 'Murdersville' and 'Killer'
The Baron - 'Something for a Rainy Day'
The Prisoner - 'Many Happy Returns', 'The Girl Who Was Death', 'Fall Out'
Department S - 'The Treasure of the Costa Del Sol', 'The Man from 'X''
The Protectors - 'Trial'

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Public

(11:52) The camera pans with the Mini as it speeds past and up the hill.

(27:20) Jeff's Vauxhall speeds past the railings as he heads towards the Fosters' mansion (essentially a retread of the sequence with Jeannie's Mini).

Since Filming: The concrete posts have fallen into disrepair and due to erosion of the banks to the roadsides, they have partially fallen away from the road.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Public

(6B)
UNKNOWN ROAD (12b)
 

(11:52 and 12:01) Jeannie at the wheel of the Mini (optically printed process shot).
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Unidentified

Access: Public

(6C)
BARNET LANE
ELSTREE
HERDFORDSHIRE WD6
 

Identified by:
Geoff Dodd, September 2009

 

(11:54) Jeannie drives to the Fosters' mansion at night (camera opposite Woodcock Hill Farm looking West towards Deacons Hill Road).
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(38:05) Jeannie returns to the Fosters' mansion (camera outside Chantry looking East towards Deacons Hill Road).
 

Also appeared in:
Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense -
'Mark of the Devil'

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(6D)
THE HABERDASHERS' ASKE'S BOYS' SCHOOL
NORTH WEST ENTRANCE
BUTTERFLY LANE
ELSTREE
HERDFORDSHIRE WD6
 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay, Annette Hill
and Sam Denham

 

(12:00) The Mini passes through the gates of the Fosters' mansion.

Since Filming: The entrance on Butterfly Lane has been significantly widened since 1969, with three entrances rather than the original one. This accounts for the disappearance of the grassed banking beyond the gates.
 

Also appeared in:
The Saint -
'The Work of Art', 'The Saint Plays with Fire', 'The Queen's Ransom'
The Baron - 'Diplomatic Immunity'

Only programmes using the Butterfly Lane entrance have been listed - many others used the school itself and the south west gatehouse and gates.

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Private School)



"Laura Watson's Apartment"

 

(7A)
CHARLBERT STREET
ST. JOHN'S WOOD
LONDON NW8
 

(22:37) Jeff waits outside Laura's apartment in the car whilst Jeannie interviews her about a job.

Since Filming: This block of flats is recognisable but it isn't unchanged since filming. Looks closely and you see that the parapet walls at the top of each red brick section have been removed. As is common with buildings of this age, the windows have also been replaced.
 

Also appeared in:
Journey to the Unknown
- 'Stranger in the Family'

The Persuaders! - 'The Long Goodbye'

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(24:00) Jeannie exits the apartment block.

(24:05) Jeannie gets into her Mini.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(24:11) Jeannie drives off, heading back to the office. Jeff keeps a watch from the roadside.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(7B)
NEWCOURT STREET
ST. JOHN'S WOOD
LONDON NW8
 

(24:20) Jeff starts off after for the office, and takes a different route via Newcourt Street.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"The Lake"

 

ALDENHAM RESERVOIR
ALDENHAM COUNTRY PARK
ALDENHAM ROAD
ELSTREE
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6
 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay, Alan Hayes
and Alys Hayes

 

(32:23) Laura is chased through the bushes (an in-studio set), and finds herself emerging beside a lake.

Since Filming: This shot was filmed near the north east shore public gateway near The Fishery public house and restaurant on Watford Road, with the camera facing south west. Since 1968, many trees have fallen into the reservoir waters, and the one seen in silhouette in the shot in the episode is no longer present.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"The Outbuildings"

 

ELSTREE STUDIOS BACKLOT
SHENLEY ROAD
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

 

(34:36) Henry hides Laura's Lotus sports car.

(36:14) Persuaded to go back by Marty who has seen Henry hide Laura's car, Jeff checks the outbuildings. He is confronted by Henry, who pulls a gun on him.

Since Filming: The Elstree backlot area is significantly changed since the 1960s, not least due to the construction of a Tesco's superstore on 12 acres of former Elstree Studios land and there remains little that is recognisable. This particular backlot area remains a part of the land owned and used by Elstree Studios, but the construction itself was demolished in the 1970s.
 

Also appeared in:
Used extensively in Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) and other ITC programming.

THEN...

...THEN...

...NOW

Status: Demolished

Access: Private



"The Fosters' Drive"

 

UNKNOWN LOCATION (12c)

 

(35:43) Jeff turns back and parks the Vauxhall in bushes.

Spotters' Note: We suspect that all these sequences may well have been filmed on the driveway leading to Grim's Dyke Hotel, Harrow Weald. However, there appear to be few clues that could lead to a confirmation or otherwise.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Unidentified

Access: Unknown

(38:18) Jeannie drives past Jeff's car on the way to the house. The camera pans around and follows the car.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Unidentified

Access: Unknown

(46:09) The Mini approaches Jeff's abandoned Vauxhall.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Unidentified

Access: Unknown

(47:09) Jeannie drives off as Jeff reverses.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Unidentified

Access: Unknown



"The Fosters' Drive"

 

UNKNOWN BACK PLATE (12d)

 

(39:20) We see the road behind through the Mini's rear windscreen as Jeannie slows down at the sight of Jeff's Vauxhall parked up in the bushes (optically printed process shot).
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Unidentified

Access: Unknown



"Power Station"

 

UNKNOWN LOCATION (12e)

 

(41:42) Establishing shot of a power station.

Spotters' Note: There are no real clues to the real identify of this plant, but it looks like it might be a refinery or chemical processing plant rather than a power station.

The source is World Background Back Plate BP1400.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Unidentified

Access: Unknown

(41:44) The shot pans around to the left to show a single storey pre-fabricated building which houses control and monitoring equipment.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Unidentified

Access: Unknown


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:
John Holburn
Aldenham Reservoir photo Alys Hayes
Barnet Lane photos Geoff Dodd / A Guide to Avengerland
'Also appeared in' and certain location information:
Anthony McKay
Special thanks to Anthony McKay for his huge help with the London street background identifications

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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