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 City"

 

(1A)
WATLING STREET
LONDON EC4

 

Identified by:
Stephen Carter, March 2002

 

(00:00) Establishing shot of the City of London, looking towards St Paul's Cathedral.
 

Since Filming: All the buildings seen in this establishing shot of Watling Street have been demolished and replaced in recent years, with the exception of St Paul's Cathedral which fortunately has escaped the attentions of developers!

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public

(1B)
THREADNEEDLE STREET
LONDON SE1

 

Identified by:
Stephen Carter, March 2002

 

(00:07) Establishing shot of the Royal Exchange (footage from The Baron - 'The Legions of Ammak').
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
- 'The Trouble with Women'
HG Wells' Invisible Man - Point of Destruction
The Saint - The Invisible Millionaire
The Baron - Farewell to Yesterday, The Killing

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public

(00:15) Shot pans from the Royal Exchange to the Bank of England.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"Driving to Jeff's"

 

(2A)
CHESTER SQUARE
BELGRAVIA
LONDON SW1

 

(03:07) Jeff drives Elizabeth Saxon, his lawyer, to his flat.
 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay, June 2015

 
 
 

THEN...

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Houses Private)

(03:20) The Vauxhall continues on its journey.
 
 

THEN...

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Houses Private)

(2B)
FIFE ROAD
KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES KT1

 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay, June 2015

 

(03:16) Jeff and Miss Saxon chat en route (optically printed process shot).

(03:23) The car passes the famous Bentalls department store (optically printed process shot).

(03:53) Jeff driving, with view out of rear windscreen (optically printed process shot).

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.
 

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



"Outstanding Debts"

 

TESCO SUPERMARKET
114-120 SHENLEY ROAD
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6
 

Identified by:
Chris Bentley

 

(08:38) Jeff visits the supermarket to demand an unpaid fee from the manager and storms out without a penny.

Since Filming: This former supermarket is now divided into four separate retail units, and Tesco have relocated to a site that occupies land formerly owned by Elstree Studios.

Spotters' Note: The second 'Then...' image is taken from The Saint - 'When Spring is Sprung'.
 

Also appeared in:
The Saint
- 'When Spring is Sprung'
This high street location is also used extensively in ITC programming.

THEN...

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public



"Paper Money"

 

(4A)
CHELSEA BRIDGE ROAD
LONDON SW1

 

Identified by:
Stephen Carter, March 2002

 

(10:20) Establishing shot of Battersea Power Station as seen from Chelsea Bridge.
 
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Houses Private)

(4B)
PARKGATE ROAD
BATTERSEA
LONDON SW11
 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay

 

(10:24) Jeff has parked up the Vauxhall in Parkgate Road and keeps watch on the power station.

(11:15) Jeff hears the police sirens.

Since Filming: The building directly opposite the parked Vauxhall has been demolished. The building to the right with the "Removals Storage" sign is today The Butcher & Grill, an upmarket restaurant with meat and deli counters.
 
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public

(4C)
BOILER HOUSE
ELSTREE STUDIOS
SHENLEY ROAD
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6
 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay, June 2015

 

(10:30) The police and security men arrive to unload the money from the van and discover that it has been stolen, replaced with newsprint.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Redeveloped

Access: Private

(4D)
INNER GATES
ELSTREE STUDIOS
SHENLEY ROAD
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6
 

Identified by:
Mike Richardson

 

(11:11) The police car drives from the scene of the crime.

Since Filming: These gates were positioned beyond the security barriers, where the John Maxwell Building now stands.
 

Also appeared in:
Used extensively in ITC programming.

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered

Access: Public (Offices Private)

(4E)
WORFIELD STREET
BATTERSEA
LONDON SW11
 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay

 

(11:19) The police car crosses Parkgate Road from Great Eastern Wharf into Worfield Street.
 
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public

(4F)
JUER STREET
BATTERSEA
LONDON SW11
 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay

 

(11:25) Jeff makes a hasty retreat from the path of the oncoming police cars and reverses into Juer Street, looking towards Parkgate Road.

Since Filming: The building to the right with the "Removals, Storage, Packing & Shipping" sign is today The Butcher & Grill, an upmarket restaurant with meat and deli counters.
 
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public

(4G)
LAMBETH PALACE ROAD
LAMBETH
LONDON SE1
 

(11:35) The police car races through the night with the Houses of Parliament in the background.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) - '
But What a Sweet Little Room'
Man in a Suitcase
- 'The Bridge'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"Forensics Bay"

 

ELSTREE STUDIOS
SHENLEY ROAD
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6
 

Identified by:
Mike Richardson

 

(19:36) The police examine Jeff's car.
 

Also appeared in:
Used extensively in ITC programming.

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Private



"The Police Station"

 

ELSTREE STUDIOS BACKLOT
SHENLEY ROAD
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6
 

Identified by:
Mike Richardson

 

(14:57) Elizabeth Saxon arrives at the police station to see Jeff.

(24:08) O'Malley arrives at the police station.

(27:05) O'Malley leaves, seen by Miss Saxon.

(27:50) Establishing shot of police station entrance.

(29:36, 29:42) O'Malley pulls up outside Club 70 and gets out of the car.

(29:39) Miss Saxon pulls up outside Club 70.

(32:58) Miss Saxon visits the police station.

(38:22) O'Malley looks out of the window and sees Anne-Marie and Angela driving away.

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 ITC programming.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Demolished

Access: None

 


"Tailing O'Malley"

 

(7A)
WILTON STREET
VICTORIA
LONDON SW1
 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay

 

(27:39) Elizabeth Saxon follows Kevin O'Malley in her car (travelling east to west).
 
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Public

(27:46) Miss Saxon continues her pursuit of O'Malley (travelling west to east).
 
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Public

(7B)
WILTON MEWS
VICTORIA
LONDON SW1
 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay

 

(29:30) O'Malley parks in a side street by Club 70.

Spotters' Note: Neither actors involved in this scene, Sue Lloyd (Elizabeth Saxon) and Roy Desmond (O'Malley), were present at the filming location. The shots of them exiting their cars were taken on the Elstree backlot near John Mannering's antiques shop from The Baron.
 
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"O'Malley and Miss Saxon
Give Chase"

 

(8A)
EBURY MEWS
VICTORIA
LONDON SW1
 

Identified by:
Michelle Clarke, November 2014

 

(38:33) O'Malley and Miss Saxon drive off in chase of Anne-Marie and Angela (travelling north east to south west down Ebury Mews).
 
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(38:38) The pursuit continues (travelling south west to north east up Ebury Mews).
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(8B)
PETERSHAM PLACE
BROMPTON
LONDON SW7
 

Identified by:
RAHDAS Members

 

(38:36) Marty spirits himself into the car as it gives chase (optically printed process shot - footage filmed for But What a Sweet Little Room).
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'But What a Sweet Little Room'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(8C)
PERIMETER ROAD
ELSTREE STUDIOS
SHENLEY ROAD
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6
 

Identified by:
Mike Richardson

 

(39:36) Miss Saxon and O'Malley find the car abandoned.

(39:57, 40:03) They hear the plane take off from the nearby airfield.

(43:37, 44:21, 46:14) The police arrive and join them. They wait for the plane to return.

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...

...NOW

Status: Redeveloped

Access: None



"Race to the Airfield"

 

(9A)
UNKNOWN ROAD (15a)

 

(38:40) Angela and Anne-Marie's car speeds along a narrow country lane.

Spotters' Tip: These unknown country lanes could possibly be different sections of just one road... Believed to be in Burnham Beeches.

 
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Unidentified

Access: Public

...NOW

Status: Demolished

Access: None

(9B)
HAWTHORN LANE
BURNHAM BEECHES
BERKSHIRE SL2
 

Identified by:
Alan Hayes, June 2015

 

(38:47) We see Angela and Anne-Marie in the car with the road stretching out behind them (optically printed process shot).

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(38:54) Another view of Hawthorn Lane behind the car (optically printed process shot).

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(47:10) The camera pans across a stretch of Hawthorn Lane... Elizabeth Saxon has parked her Triumph off road so that she and O'Malley can get to know each other a little better.

Since Filming: The wooden fencing is no longer present at this location.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public

(47:16) The camera finally settles on the view of Elizabeth Saxon's Triumph parked off road. Inside, she and O'Malley are getting to know each other a little better.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public

(9C)
UNKNOWN ROAD (15b)

(39:02) Marty along for the ride (optically printed process shot).

(39:22) Miss Saxon tries to catch the Lancia (optically printed process shot).

(39:29) Miss Saxon, O'Malley and Marty  continue to follow the Lancia.

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Unidentified

Access: Public

(39:07) The car turns the corner (optically printed process shot).

(39:14) Repeated section of blackplate (optically printed process shot).

(39:18) Repeated section of blackplate, this time shown behind Miss Saxon's car (optically printed process shot).

 

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Unidentified

Access: Public

(9D)
UNKNOWN ROAD (15c)

(38:50) The journey continues.

(39:11) The Lancia approaches camera.

(39:14) The car turns the corner and enters another lane.

(39:15) Miss Saxon approaches the turning.

(39:20) Miss Saxon's Triumph turns into the side road and continues following the Lancia.

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Unidentified

Access: Public

(9E)
UNKNOWN ROAD (15d)

(38:56) The journey continues.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Unidentified

Access: Public

(39:25) The Triumph speeds towards us.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Unidentified

Access: Public



"What Goes Up -
Marty Brings Down"

 

ELSTREE AERODROME
HOGG LANE
ELSTREE
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6
 

Identified by:
Mike Richardson, 1989

 

(39:51) Anne-Marie and Angela take off from the airfield.

(39:58, 40:09) The plane gains height and disappears into the far distance.

(40:13, 40:57, 41:26, 42:35, 42:56, 43:21, 43:57, 44:17, 44:44, 45:49, 45:54) The plane in flight.

(43:46) Inspector Large looks to the sky and sees no sign of a plane.

(46:12, 46:18) The plane lands and comes to a halt.

 
 
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(43:34) Establishing shot of the airfield.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Restricted


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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