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'.


"London at Night"

 

(1A)
BERKELEY STREET
LONDON W1J

 

Identified by:
Stephen Carter, August 2000

 

(00:00) Establishing shot of a London street at night.
 

Also appeared in:
The Baron -
'Samurai West'
The Champions - 'To Trap A Rat'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(1B)
LAMBETH PIER
ALBERT EMBANKMENT
LONDON SE1

 

Identified by:
Stephen Carter, March 2002

 

(00:04) Establishing early morning shot of Lambeth Pier.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
- 'The Trouble with Women'
Dial 999 - Opening Credits

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(1C)
VICTORIA EMBANKMENT &
BRIDGE STREET
LONDON SW1

 

Identified by:
Stephen Carter, March 2002

 

(00:08) Establishing early morning shot of the Houses of Parliament.
 

Used extensively in many TV series,
most notably in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
- 'The Trouble with Women', '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

(1D)
STORE STREET
BLOOMSBURY
LONDON WC1

 

Identified by:
Alan Field

 

(00:12) Establishing shot of a London street at night.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
-
'It's Supposed to be Thicker Than Water', 'Vendetta for a Dead Man'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(00:16) Establishing shot of a London street at night.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"Galerie Michele and
the Howarths' Residence"

 

ELSTREE STUDIOS BACKLOT
SHENLEY ROAD
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

 

Identified by:
Mike Richardson

 

(00:20) Marty materialises outside the Galerie Michele at night and strolls down the street. After pausing momentarily when he sees a courting couple, he carries on down the street and sees a man in the shadows. A taxi pulls up outside a house and a man exits from it. The man in a shadows pulls a gun, screws a silence to its barrel and goes after the man, much to Marty's shock.

(07:08) The police arrive at the Howarths' residence.

(21:09) Jeff dashes from the Howarths', gets into the Vauxhall and speeds off.

(45:55) Inspector Clayton arrives at the Howarths' residence in a police car. With three uniformed officers, he knocks repeatedly at the front door.

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.
 

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

THEN...

THEN...

THEN...

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Demolished

Access: Private



"Back to Jeff's Apartment"

 

CHALCOT CRESCENT
PRIMROSE HILL
LONDON NW1
 

Identified by:
Wyn Roberts, June 2001

 

(03:37) Jeff turns into the east end of Chalcot Crescent (shot reversed, otherwise identical to that used in When the Spirit Moves You).
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
- 'When the Spirit Moves You', 'The Ghost Talks'
The Avengers - 'My Wildest Dream', 'Stay Tuned' and other Tara King era episodes
Department S - 'The Last Train to Redbridge'

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Public (Houses Private)



"Jeff's Apartment
and Environs"

 

(4A)
HANOVER HOUSE
ST. JOHN'S WOOD HIGH STREET
ST. JOHN'S WOOD
LONDON NW8

 

Identified by:
Sam Denham

 

(03:42) The Vauxhall pulls up outside Jeff's apartment block. The camera zooms and pans up to focus on Jeff's apartment.

(18:05) Establishing shot of Jeff's apartment block.

(23:44) Jeannie exits her Mini and walks to the entrance of Jeff's apartment block.

(24:36) Inspector Clayton and a uniformed policeman cross the road from the patrol car and approach the apartment block entrance.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
-
used extensively throughout the series
The Champions
- 'To Trap A Rat'

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Houses Private)

(4B)
GREENBERRY STREET
ST. JOHN'S WOOD
LONDON NW8
 

Identified by:
John Holburn

 

(23:31) In order to provide Jeff with an alibi, Jeannie drives to his flat at night and parks up outside a row of garages opposite it.
 

Spotters' Note: In this episode, Greenberry Street doubles for the road on which Jeff's apartment block stands, whereas in You Can Always Find a Fall Guy, it is clearly a right turn after the pub on the corner of Jeff's road.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
- 'You Can Always Find a Fall Guy'

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Houses Private)



"New Scotland Yard"

 

NEW SCOTLAND YARD
BROADWAY
LONDON SW1H
 

Identified by:
Stephen Carter, August 2000

 

(13:10) Establishing shot of New Scotland Yard, opening on a shot looking up at the main block which pans down to the rotating triangular New Scotland Yard sign at its base.
 

Also appeared in:
The Saint
- 'When Spring is Sprung'
Strange Report - 'Report 5055 - Cult: Murder Shrieks Out', 'Report 2475 - Revenge: When a Man Hates', 'Report 4821 - X Ray: Who Weeps for the Doctor?'
The Protectors - 'Talkdown'
Return of the Saint - 'The Nightmare Man', 'The Armageddon Alternative'

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Public (Offices Private)



"The British Museum"

 

THE BRITISH MUSEUM
GREAT RUSSELL STREET
BLOOMSBURY
LONDON WC1B
 

Identified by:
Jaz Wiseman, January 2000

 

(29:16) Establishing shot of the British Museum, where Dr. Plevitt has an office.

(42:13) The above establishing shot repeated.
 

Also appeared in:
The Avengers
- 'The Sell-Out'
Strange Report - Opening Title Sequence, 'Report 0649 - Skeleton: Let Sleeping Heroes Lie'
Department S - 'The Man in the Elegant Room'

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"Driving to the Office"

 

(7A)
GREAT CHAPEL STREET & OXFORD STREET JUNCTION
LONDON W1
 

Identified by:
Stephen Carter, August 2000

 

(31:13) As the traffic lights turn green, Jeff, returning from the British Museum, turns right into Oxford Street (looking down Newman Street).
 

Since Filming: Many of the buildings in Newman Street have been demolished. The Dixons on the corner is now a Curry's & PC World. Due to Crossrail construction at Tottenham Court Road Station, there is now no access to Great Chapel Street.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Public

(7B)
OXFORD STREET
LONDON W1
 

Identified by:
Stephen Carter, August 2000

 

(31:21) As the traffic lights turn green, Jeff, returning from the British Museum, turns right into Oxford Street (looking down Newman Street).
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'You Can Always Find a Fall Guy', 'It's Supposed to be Thicker Than Water'
Gideon's Way
- 'The Big Fix', 'The Thin Red Line', 'The Prowler' and 'To Catch A Tiger'
The Avengers - 'A Touch of Brimstone'
Man in a Suitcase - 'The Sitting Pigeon' and 'Somebody Loses, Somebody... Wins?'
Journey to the Unknown - 'Do Me A Favor and Kill Me'
Department S - 'The Man in the Elegant Room', 'Death on Reflection' and 'Soup of the Day'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Public

(7C)
CHARLOTTE STREET
FITZROVIA
LONDON W1T
 

Identified by:
Stephen Carter, August 2000

 

(31:22) As Jeff drives back to the office, Marty joins him in the car. They pass the intersection with Tottenham Street (optically printed process shot).
 

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

(31:33) As Marty explains that he has been at the Howarths', the car passes the intersection with Scala Street (optically printed process shot).
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Public

(31:41) As the car passes the Trattoria dei Pescatori at 57 Charlotte Street, Marty tells Jeff that the Howarths plan to kill him (optically printed process shot).
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Public

(7D)
CHARLOTTE STREET &
GOODGE STREET JUNCTION
FITZROVIA
LONDON W1T
 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay

 

(31:46) Jeff seems unconcerned by Marty's warning, and turns the car left into Goodge Street (optically printed background).
 

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

(7E)
TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD
BLOOMSBURY
LONDON W1T
 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay

 

(31:47) Marty tries desperately to convince Jeff that he is in danger (optically printed process shot).
 

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

Access: Public

(31:56) Marty tries to convince Jeff to go into hiding, but Jeff just suggests that Marty needs to take it easy (optically printed process shot).
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered

Access: Public



"Outside Jeff's Office"

 

SPRINGFIELD ROAD
HARROW
MIDDLESEX HA1

 

Identified by:
Andy Hulse

 

(32:10) The Randall and Hopkirk office sign on Springfield Road.

Spotters' Note: This shot cuts to one of Philip Madoc waiting in the Lancia near a row of garages. This was shot against a painted backdrop in studio, as was the shot of Jeff and Marty in the Vauxhall - against the same canvas of garage doors.

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.
 

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', 'Whoever Heard of a Ghost Dying', 'When the Spirit Moves You' and others

THEN...

...EARLY 1990s...

Status: Demolished

Access: None

...NOW

Status: Demolished

Access: None

(32:19) Jeff arrives back at the office.

Since Filming: Despite the demolition of the southern part of Springfield Road to allow the construction of the shopping centre, the northern part of the road, seen in the distance of this shot, is still recognisable.

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Public

(32:33) Rawlins' Lancia is parked up on the opposite side of the road.

(33:01) Rawlins drives off in the Lancia after attempting to shoot Jeff.

Since Filming: This is a rare shot of the north of Springfield Road looking beyond and across from the Randall and Hopkirk offices. All buildings seen in this image were demolished and their footprint is within that of the St. George's Shopping and Leisure Centre.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Demolished

Access: None


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:
John Holburn
'Also appeared in' and certain location information:
Anthony McKay

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