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'.


"Jeff's Apartment"

 

HANOVER HOUSE
ST. JOHN'S WOOD HIGH STREET
ST. JOHN'S WOOD
LONDON NW8

 

Identified by:
Sam Denham

 

(03:36) Establishing shot of Jeff's apartment block at night.
 

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)



"Jeannie's Apartment
and Environs"

 

(2A)
UNKNOWN ROAD (16a)

 

(04:56) Jeff pulls up near Jeannie's apartment.

(08:23) Jeff and Sheldon walk to the Vauxhall.

(08:59) Jeff and Sheldon drive off.

Spotters' Note: Other shots in these sequences are filmed in studio, shot against a photographic enlargement.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Unidentified

Access: Unknown

(2B)
LAUDERDALE ROAD
MAIDA VALE
LONDON W9

 

Identified by:
Sam Denham

 

(08:16) Jeff and Sheldon exit Jeannie's apartment building.

(08:39) Mannering and Watson, tailing Jeff and Sheldon, also leave the apartment building.

(20:10) Jeff leaves Jeannie's apartment block, observed by Mannering and Hyde Watson who on the opposite side of the road, masquerading as workmen.

 

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

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Houses Private)

(21:30) Jeff reverses into Biddulph Road to turn so that he can follow the lorry.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Houses Private)

(21:43) The lorry approaches with Jeff in pursuit.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Houses Private)

(33:40) Jeff arrives at Jeannie's flat in the Vauxhall.

(36:13) Jeff leaves the apartment building.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Houses Private)

(36:23) The lorry is driven towards Jeannie's apartment (from the Eastern end of the road). As Jeff pulls out in front of it, the lorry follows.

(36:37) Jeff drives past, followed by the lorry.

Spotters' Note: The shot at 36m37s is a bit of an editorial own goal as it is shot from the same angle as 36m23s and, unless Jeff has driven around the block, he will drive past where he was originally parked up!

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public (Houses Private)

(2C)
BIDDULPH ROAD
MAIDA VALE
LONDON W9

 

(09:08) The Vauxhall turns into a side road. Shortly afterwards, Mannering and Hyde Watson follow, driven by Griggs, their chauffeur.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(09:16) Jeff and Sheldon talk while driving, with their pursuers tailing them (optically printed process shot).

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(2D)
OXFORD HOUSE
STRATFIELD ROAD
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

 

(20:00) Marty and Jeff keep watch on two phoney workmen (Mannering and Hyde Watson).

Since Filming: Oxford House and the other blocks in the same development have recently been renovated, with quite marked cosmetic changes.

Spotters' Note: The shots of Jeff and Marty were filmed in the studio against the same backdrop used for Location 2A. We see the two men observe Jeff leaving Jeannie's apartment building, viewed from across the road. This, of course, conflicts with what has been seen in earlier episodes!

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public (Flats Private)

(20:40) Sheldon, on his way to see Jeannie, approaches the workmen.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public (Flats Private)

(20:40) Griggs reverses a lorry towards the workmen. Jeff and Marty's view is obscured by the lorry. When it drives off, there is no sign of either the workmen or Sheldon. Marty exclaims, "They've kidnapped him!"

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public (Flats Private)

(2E)
SUTHERLAND AVENUE
MAIDA VALE
LONDON W9

 

(36:34) Jeff drives on, unaware he is being followed.

Spotters' Note: The building with the white facade is The Warrington Hotel on Warrington Crescent, built in 1857 and today a public house.

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public

(36:41) The Vauxhall leaves Sutherland Road, taking the first exit at the roundabout...

Spotters' Note: The first exit at the roundabout is actually Lauderdale Road. When we see the Vauxhall next it has taken the second exit, into the north eastern stretch of Sutherland Avenue.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public

(36:44) Jeff turns off the roundabout, followed by Mannering, Hyde Watson and Griggs in the lorry.

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public

(36:47) Inside the Vauxhall, Jeff and Marty discuss the case (optically printed process shot).

(37:11) Marty responds with his own thoughts on the case (optically printed process shot).

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(2F)
HALL ROAD
MAIDA VALE
LONDON W9

 

(37:00) Jeff goes over the clues as he drives across the intersection into Hall Road (optically printed process shot).

(37:16) The same footage is used again as Jeff tries to answer Marty's questions (optically printed process shot).

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public

(37:22) Marty asks a pertinent question (optically printed process shot).

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public



"The Duke of Cumberland"

 

STONY LANE

LATIMER
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE HP5
 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay, Sam Denham
and Annette Hill

 

(12:00) Jeff goes to visit the Duke of Cumberland in the Cotswolds to find out some information about the imposter.

Since Filming: The building doubling as The Duke of Cumberland was actually the village post office, now converted to residential use.

The pub sign and pole were studio props.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'For the Girl Who Has Everything'
Department S
- 'The Pied Piper of Hambledown', 'Who Plays the Dummy?'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Public (Houses Private)

(12:15) Jeff pulls up out front (continues from shot at 12m00s).
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (House Private)

(38:26) Sheldon and Jeannie drive down in the Bentley past the village green and arrive at the Duke of Cumberland.

(40:34) Jeff and Marty, following Sheldon and Jeannie, arrive at the Duke of Cumberland.

(42:46) Mannering and Hyde Watson are inside at the bar of the Duke of Cumberland while Griggs patrols outside with the Alsatian dog.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (House Private)



"Jeff's Office"

 

SPRINGFIELD ROAD
HARROW
MIDDLESEX HA1

 

Identified by:
Andy Hulse

 

(14:05) Establishing shot of the Randall and Hopkirk office block.

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', 'Never Trust a Ghost' and others

THEN...

...EARLY 1990s...

Status: Demolished

Access: None

...NOW

Status: Demolished

Access: None



"Woburn Abbey"

 

WOBURN ABBEY AND GARDENS
WOBURN
BEDFORDSHIRE
MK17 9WA

 

Identified by:
Stephen Carter, March 2002

 

(14:58) Jeannie and Sheldon visit the stately home of Woburn Abbey.
 
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (£)

(15:02) Jeannie and Sheldon walk to the main house. They are being observed by Mannering and Hyde Watson in tourist garb.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (£)

(15:21) Jeannie begins to test Sheldon about Woburn, which was Marty's favourite stately home.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (£)

(15:52) Sheldon leads Jeannie up architect Henry Flitcroft's Grand Staircase to the Canaletto Room.

(16:35) Sheldon and Jeannie descend the Grand Staircase and Sheldon asks if he passed the test. Jeannie gives him ten out of ten. They pass Mannering and Hyde Watson on the stairs.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public (£)

(16:07) Jeannie and Sheldon admire the Canaletto paintings.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (£)

(16:27) Jeannie and Sheldon explore the State Dining Room.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (£)

(17:03) Sheldon points out the Camellia House to Jeannie.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (£)

(17:20) Sheldon explains that the sculpture gallery used to be the greenhouse.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (£)



"On the Backlot"

 

(6A)
ELSTREE STUDIOS
SHENLEY ROAD
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6
 

(22:03) The lorry, driven by Griggs and carrying Mannering, Hyde Watson and Sheldon, arrives at the warehouse...

(22:21) ...followed by Jeff and Marty in the Vauxhall. Jeff follows them into the warehouse and gets into a fight with Griggs.

(23:48) Taking advantage of the melée, Sheldon dashes out and drives off in Mannering and Hyde Wilson's Bentley.

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...

...NOW

Status: Redeveloped

Access: Private

(6B)
PERIMETER ROAD
ELSTREE STUDIOS
SHENLEY ROAD
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6
 

Identified by:
Mike Richardson

 

(45:33) The police arrive with Jeannie.

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: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Private

(6C)
PERIMETER WOODLAND
ELSTREE STUDIOS
SHENLEY ROAD
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6
 

(42:40) Sheldon digs up the silver in scrubland.

(43:43) Jeff confronts Sheldon and they fight.

(45:43) The police arrest the villains and Jeff and Jeannie are left at the mercy of the dog - fortunately Marty is on hand to subdue it.
 

Spotters' Note: This footage was shot in the wooded area to the south east of the studios. The houses seen up the grassed rise in the third Then... image are on Hillside Avenue.

THEN...

THEN...

THEN...

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"Sheldon Escapes"

 

(7A)
FIFE ROAD
KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES KT1

 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay, June 2015

 

(24:19) Sheldon drives the Bentley, escaping from Mannering and Hyde Wilson (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 other ITC productions.

Spotters' Note: The second "THEN..." image is taken from Day of Execution and is shown here to illustrate how Fife Street looked when the back plate footage was shot.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'All Work and No Pay', 'Money to Burn', 'Vendetta for a Dead Man'
Man in a Suitcase
- 'Day of Execution'
The Saint
- 'The Time to Die'

THEN...

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(7B)
EDEN STREET
KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES KT1

 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay, January 2017

 

(24:48) Sheldon drives the Bentley, escaping from Mannering and Hyde Wilson (optically printed process shot).

Spotters' Note: This footage had originally been shot for the Man in Suitcase episode Day of Execution in 1966 and was subsequently re-used in other ITC productions.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'All Work and No Pay', 'Money to Burn', 'Vendetta for a Dead Man'
Man in a Suitcase
- 'Day of Execution'
The Saint
- 'The Time to Die'

THEN...

...2009...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public



"A London Evening"

 

BATTERSEA BRIDGE
from CHEYNE WALK
CHELSEA
LONDON SW10
 

Identified by:
Stephen Carter, July 2001

 

(25:03) A bus turns from Cheyne Walk onto Battersea Bridge at dusk.
 
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"Journey to the Cotswolds"

 

(9A)
BOVENEY WOOD LANE
DROPMORE
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
SL1 8PF

 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay and Annette Hill

 

(30:58) Sheldon and Jeannie drive to the Cotswolds, passing the Church of St Anne.

(31:00) View inside the car as Sheldon drives with Jeannie beside him (optically printed process shot).

 
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(9B)
LITTLEWORTH ROAD
& SHIP HILL
BURNHAM BEECHES
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
SL1 8PQ
 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay and Annette Hill

 

(33:32) The couple continue on their journey, driving along Littleworth Road past the Abbey Park Lane turning (at which point the road becomes Ship Hill).

Since Filming: The trees at the border of the field on the far side of the road have all been removed.

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(33:41) The camera pans right as the car takes the corner and follows the sign to Oxford.

Spotters' Note: The roadsign declaring a 14 mile distance to Oxford was a prop erected for filming - the actual distance is nearer 39 miles.

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(9C)
LITTLEWORTH ROAD
LITTLEWORTH COMMON
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
SL1 8PF
 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay and Annette Hill

 

(37:29) The Bentley continues through the countryside (north of the Jolly Woodman public house).

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(9D)
DORNEY WOOD ROAD
(JUNCTION OF COMMON LANE AND HORSESHOE HILL)
BURNHAM
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
SL1 8PX
 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay and Annette Hill

 

(37:33) Sheldon and Jeannie drive down Dorney Wood Road, passing The Beech Tree public house.

Since Filming: The Beech Tree is today a private house. At some point since filming the owners have built a ground floor extension which obscures the ground floor back window seen to the right. It's also had a lick of paint!

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public (House Private)


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, Vince Cox and Alys Hayes
'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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