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'.

 


"Prison Escape"

 

(1A)
BACKLOT
ELSTREE STUDIOS
SHENLEY ROAD
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

 

Identified by:
Mike Richardson

 

(00:00) Eric Jansen climbs over the wall of the Castleton Prison and effects his escape.
 

Spotter's Note: The wall that Jansen climbs over is clearly a studio-made flat as the prison sign wobbles when he kicks it. Also, what pavement is ever built that runs out at a wall??? :)
 

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

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Redeveloped

Access: Private

(1B)
GOODGE PLACE
FITZROVIA
LONDON W1T

 

Identified by:
Peter Astaire, January 2009

 

(00:23) Jansen runs down the darkened street at night and hides in a doorway.
 

Spotter's Note: Since filming, the ground floor level windows of the office block at the end of the street have been boarded up and the building seems to be disused.

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(00:35) A Police Land Rover turns into the road and pulls up.
 

(01:08) The Land Rover pulls away.

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(00:46) Jansen moves from behind a market wagon into the doorway of 25 Goodge Place.

 

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (House Private)

(1C)
STORE STREET
BLOOMSBURY
LONDON WC1

 

Identified by:
Alan Field, November 2009

 

(01:13) The Land Rover heads east along Store Street, past the College Arms pub.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
-
'It's Supposed to Be Thicker Than Water', 'Never Trust A Ghost'

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(1D)
UNKNOWN ROAD 17a
(probably 2-4 BUCKNALL STREET WC2
or DYOTT STREET WC1)

 

(08:34) Concealed in the shadows across the road, Jansen watches Jean leave the car.

 

(08:42) Close up of Jansen, watching.

 

Spotter's Note: This does not appear to have been filmed on either Goodge Place or Store Street, where which the remainder of this sequence was shot.

 

Geoff Dodd and Anthony McKay have spotted a sign just above the basement window, which reads:

 

RESTAL, BROWN
& CLENNELL
G... ...NIR

 

This company had registered addresses at 2-4 Bucknall Street WC2 and in Dyott Street WC1 and New Oxford Street WC2.

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Unidentified

Access: Public

(1E)
CLARENCE STREET &
EDEN STREET
KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES KT1

 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay, January 2017

 

(01:16) The two policemen discuss Jansen's escape (optically printed process shot).
 

Spotter's Note: This footage was shot for the Man in Suitcase episode Day of Execution in 1966.
 

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

THEN...



"Jeff's Girlfriend's Apartment"

 

NORTH GATE FLATS
ST. JOHN'S WOOD HIGH STREET
ST. JOHN'S WOOD
LONDON NW8

 

(01:38) The camera pans down the facade of North Gate Flats and settles on Jeff's Vauxhall, parked up at the roadside. 

 

Spotter's Note: This location is on the same street as Hanover House, the filming location for Jeff's apartment block. It is the next block to the south from Hanover House.

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (House Private)

(01:41) Jeff and his female friend get to know each other in the car.

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (House Private)

(02:18) Jeff's girlfriend goes to enter the building and waves as Jeff drives past... to...

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (House Private)



"Jeff's Apartment
and Environs"

 

(3A)
HANOVER HOUSE
ST. JOHN'S WOOD HIGH STREET
ST. JOHN'S WOOD
LONDON NW8

 

Identified by:
Sam Denham

 

(02:38) Establishing shot of Jeff's apartment block at night - the Vauxhall pulls up outside.
 

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

 

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Houses Private)

(3B)
WESTMINSTER BRIDGE
WESTMINSTER
LONDON SW1

 

(05:46) A police car races across the bridge to Jeff's flat after he reports Jansen's visit.
 

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

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(3C)
ST. JOHN'S WOOD HIGH STREET
ST. JOHN'S WOOD
LONDON NW8

 

(05:46) The police car turns out of Greenbury Street, into St John's Wood High Street and parks up outside Hanover House (shot finishes pretty much identically to 3A).
 

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

 

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"Jean's Apartment"

 

140-155 LAUDERDALE ROAD
MAIDA VALE
LONDON W9

 

Identified by:
Sam Denham

 

(07:55) The Police stand guard as Jeannie and Emil arrive after an evening out.
 

(08:37) Jeannie climbs the steps.
 

(08:43, pictured) Jeannie greets the policeman on duty.
 

(08:29) Jeannie leaves the car and heads for her front door.

 

(16:26) Establishing shot of Jeannie's apartment building.

 

(18:16) Similar establishing shot, at night.

 

(19:10) Similar night-time establishing shot.

 

(19:12) Jeff arrives in the Vauxhall - and in a hurry!

 

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

 

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Houses Private)



"The Fun Fair"

 

FUN FAIR
BATTERSEA PARK
BATTERSEA
LONDON
SW11 4NJ
 

(12:46) Jeannie arrives at the fun fair, on a date with Emil Cavallo-Smith (stock footage).
 

Since Filming: The Battersea Park Fun Fair was closed down in 1974, two years after a horrific accident on the Big Dipper which left five children dead and another thirteen injured. It had originally opened in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain.
 

Also appeared in:
Gideon's Way -
'The Rhyme and the Reason'
The Baron - 'Epitaph for a Hero'
The Champions - 'The Silent Enemy'
The Prisoner - 'The Girl Who Was Death'
Journey to the Unknown - Opening title sequence
 

Film:
The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
The Wrong Arm of the Law (1962)

 

THEN...

THEN...

THEN...

...1951...

...NOW

Status: Redeveloped

Access: Public



"The Palace of
Westminster"

 

PALACE OF WESTMINSTER
WESTMINSTER
LONDON
SW1A 0AA
 

(6A)
VIEWED FROM
ALBERT EMBANKMENT
LAMBETH
LONDON SE1
 

(18:07) Establishing shot of the Palace of Westminster (stock footage)...
 

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

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(6B)
VIEWED FROM
100 PARLIAMENT STREET
WESTMINSTER
LONDON SW1
 

(19:47) Establishing shot of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben...

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"Returning from Jeannie's"

 

HAMILTON TERRACE
LONDON NW8

 

Identified by:
Wyn Roberts, May 2001

 

(20:46) Jeff and Marty wait at the lights then drive across the junction of Abercorn Place.

Spotter's Note: The following shot, of Jeff and Marty talking inside the Vauxhall, which at first sight appears to be shot against a back plate background, is actually filmed in front of a photographic enlargement on a revolving winder.
 

Also appeared in:
The Saint
- 'The Persistent Patriots'
The Champions -
'The Gilded Cage'
The Persuaders!
- 'Someone Waiting', 'The Long Goodbye'
The Avengers
- 'Take Me to Your Leader'
Return of the Saint - 'One Black September'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"The Cavallo-Smiths'"

 

BROADGATES AVENUE
HADLEY WOOD
EN4
 

Identified by:
John Holburn

 

(23:23) Jeff returns to his car after enquiring about the Cavallo-Smiths.

Spotter's Note: The following shot, of Jeff and Marty talking inside the Vauxhall, which at first sight appears to be shot against a back plate background, is actually filmed in front of a static photographic enlargement.

THEN...

...1990s...

..NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(23:48) Jeff points out the Cavallo-Smiths' home - 'Tanglewood' (2, Broadgates Avenue).
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (House Private)

(24:59) Sam Grimes exits the house with Mrs Cavallo-Smith then drives off.
 

Spotter's Note: The house directly next to 'Tanglewood' has been demolished and a new house has been built in its place.

 

THEN...

...1990s...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Houses Private)

 

(24:40) Jeff pulls away and tails Grimes.
 

(32:09) Jeff visits Mrs Cavallo Smith.

 

THEN...

...1990s...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Houses Private)

 



"Tailing Sam Grimes"

 

(9A)
UNKNOWN BACK PLATES

 

(24:37) Jeff talks to Marty as he tails Sam Grimes in the Vauxhall.
 

Spotter's Note: These are likely to have been filmed in the Burnham Beeches area.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Unidentified

Access: Public

(9B)
HAWTHORN LANE
BURNHAM BEECHES
BERKSHIRE SL2

 

Identified by:
Alan Hayes, November 2017

 

(24:39) Grimes and then Jeff drive past a stone entrance gate of Keansacre.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
- 'Money to Burn'

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Uncertain

Access: Public

(9C)
HALSE DRIVE
BURNHAM BEECHES
SLOUGH SL1

 

(24:55) Grimes and Jeff speed down the woodland roads.
 

(44:34) Jeff speeds to the coast.
 

Spotter's Note: This location is not 100% confirmed, but appears likely from satellite view. The car is thought to be heading east.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Uncertain

Access: Public

(9D)
HALSE DRIVE &
MORTON DRIVE
BURNHAM BEECHES
SLOUGH SL1

 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay and Annette Hill

 

(25:04) Sam turns off Halse Drive into Morton Drive and Jeff follows.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public

(9E)
UNKNOWN ROAD 17b
BURNHAM BEECHES
SLOUGH SL1

 

(25:17) The chase continues.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(9F)
UNKNOWN ROAD 17c
BURNHAM BEECHES
SLOUGH SL1

 

(25:27) Jeff attempts to force Sam off the road but ends up in the bushes when he has to swerve to avoid an oncoming lorry.
 

THEN...

THEN...

THEN...

 

...NOW

Status: Unidentified

Access: Public

(9H)
HAWTHORN LANE / THOMPKINS LANE
BURNHAM BEECHES
SLOUGH SL2

 

(33:48) Jeff drives to the Cold Storage depot in search of Jeannie.
 

Spotter's Note: The wooden fencing is no longer present at this location.

 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
- 'Money to Burn'

 

THEN...

 

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(34:38) Jansen and Jeannie drive off down country lanes.
 

Spotter's Note: This just a short way to the west of the turning for Thompkins Lane (seen below). In the 'Then' photo, the Vauxhall has just passed the Thompkins Lane junction.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(38:38) Jansen and Jeannie drive down a country lane.
 

THEN...

 

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

Spotter's Note: When the Mini finally parks up (41:09), it is on a studio set complete with foliage.

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(9I)
UNKNOWN BACK PLATE 17e

 

(44:42) Optically printed process shot - Jeff and Marty talk in the car on the way to the coast.
 

THEN...

 



"On the Backlot"

 

BACKLOT &
STUDIO BUILDINGS
ELSTREE STUDIOS
SHENLEY ROAD
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

 

Identified by:
Mike Richardson

 

(26:23) Sam spots Jeff’s car pulling up outside his office.
 

Spotter's Note: The facade to the top right of the picture most famously was the frontage of John Mannering's antiques shop in The Baron.
 

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

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Redeveloped

Access: Private

(28:30) Establishing shot of Cavallo-Smith Cold Storage depot and yard.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Redeveloped

Access: Private

(34:09) Jennie arrives at the depot in her Mini (actually a different one from usual - registration 754 FLP).
 

THEN...

THEN...

(36:25) Jeff arrives at the cold storagee depot and confronts Jansen who then gets away with Jeannie.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Redeveloped

Access: Private

(38:26) Marty witnesses Jansen and Jeannie drive off (now back in the original Mini, registration  BAP 245B).
 

Spotter's Note: When the car drives off, it is back near John Mannering's shop on the backlot.

 

THEN...

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Redeveloped

Access: Private



"London Streets"

 

(11A)
MALET STREET

BLOOMSBURY
LONDON WC1
 

Identified by:
Alan Field, November 2009

 

(31:44) The Vauxhall travels through London at night, the Vauxhall passing over a zebra crossing (north west down Malet Street past the turning into Keppel Street).
 

(32:38, pictured) Jeannie drives to meet Emil (north west down Malet Street past the turning into Keppel Street).
 

Spotter's Note: It appears that since filming the pavements have been widened, the road narrowed, and the zebra crossing has been removed.

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public

(11B)
GOWER STREET
BLOOMSBURY
LONDON WC1
 

Identified by:
Geoff Dodd, February 2018

 

(31:44) The Vauxhall travels through London at night, the Vauxhall driving through a zebra crossing.
 

(32:25) Jeannie drives through London at night to meet Emil (south east across junction of Gower Street and Store Street / Keppel Street, shot from Store Street).

THEN...

THEN...

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public


"Cliffs by the Sea"

 

(12A)
CORBIÈRE LIGHTHOUSE
LA RUE DE LA CORBIÈRE
ST BRELADE
JERSEY JE3 8HN
 

(41:34) Stock footage of waves crashing against the shore. The camera pans up to a lighthouse.
 
(42:29, 42:41) Stock footage of waves crashing against rocks.
 

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:
© John Holburn, Vince Cox, Alys Hayes and Craig Robins
'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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