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'.


"Underground Car Park"

 

(1A)
UNDERGROUND CAR PARK
ELSTREE STUDIOS
SHENLEY ROAD
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

 

Identified by:
Mike Richardson

 

(00:00) Tully drives into the underground car park and parks up. He is expecting to meet Jeff Randall but is instead confronted by Jarvis, who shoots him dead.

Since Filming: When the Elstree Studios site was taken on by Elstree and Borehamwood Council in the 1990s, the car park needed 250,000 worth of remedial work to fix leaks and asbestos problems. Today it remains in use and still retains its appearance, familiar from so many ITC and ABPC programmes of the 60s and 70s.
 

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

 

THEN...

THEN...

THEN...

 

THEN...

 

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Private



"Jeff and Marty's Office"

 

(2A)
FLEET STREET
HOLBORN
LONDON EC4

 

Identified by:
Stephen Carter, September 2002

 

(02:52) Extablishing shot of London.
 

Also appeared in:
The Avengers
- 'Death at Bargain Prices'
Danger Man - 'Whatever Happened to George Foster?'
Man in a Suitcase - 'The Bridge'
The Saint - 'The Imprudent Politician', 'Double Take'
The Baron - 'So Dark the Night'
The Persuaders! - 'The Time and the Place'
The Adventurer - 'The Not So Merry Widow'

 

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(2B)
SPRINGFIELD ROAD
HARROW
LONDON HA1

 

Identified by:
Andy Hulse

 

(02:58) Establishing shot of the entrance to the Randall and Hopkirk office building, with the camera zooming in to the sign by the entrance.

 

(14:32) Establishing shot of the entrance (from a different angle).
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
- '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...

THEN...

(26:21) The fake Jeff arrives outside the offices.
 

(26:31) He gets out of the car, watched by the police. Inspector Large follows him into the building.

 

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.
 

THEN...

THEN...

...EARLY 1990s...

Status: Demolished

Access: None

...NOW

Status: Demolished

Access: None



"Heading for
Metropolis House"

 

(3A)
HARLEY STREET /
NEW CAVENDISH STREET
MARYLEBONE
LONDON W1G

 

(04:18) The fake Jeff heads in the Vauxhall for Metropolis House, waiting impatiently at the junction of Harley Street and New Cavendish Street.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
-
'Whoever Heard of a Ghost Dying', 'The Trouble with Women'
The Champions
- 'Nutcracker'
Department S - 'The Perfect Operation'
The Protectors - 'A Pocket Full of Posies'

 

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Houses Private)

(3B)
PERCY STREET
FITZROVIA
LONDON W1

 

Identified by:
RAHDAS members

 

(04:44) The fake Jeff approaches Metropolis House in the Vauxhall.
 

Also appeared in:
Department S -
'A Small War of Nerves'

 

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public (Houses Private)

(04:46) The camera pans and follows the Vauxhall as it slows to park up.
 

Since Filming: A road (seemingly never named) used to run through the ground floors of the Metropolis House building (as seen in the 'Then' photo, right). This has now been closed off and the building has expanded to fill the space. Thanks to Craig Robins, we are able to present a shot of the remainder of the road, taken from Windmill Street (which runs parallel with Percy Street), below. Metropolis House was renamed in 2005 and is now a branch of the HSBC Bank and its main entrance is on Tottenham Court Road.
 

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public

...NOW
(remaining section of 'tunnel road')

(04:47) The fake Jeff parks the Vauxhall park outside Metropolis House, near the junction with Tottenham Court Road.
 

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public

(04:54) The camera pans up to the office block above.
 

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public



"Harley Street"

 

HARLEY STREET
MARYLEBONE
LONDON W1G

 

(07:32) Establishing shot of Harley Street. The camera pans to the right...
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
-
'Whoever Heard of a Ghost Dying', 'The Trouble with Women'
The Champions
- 'Nutcracker'
Department S - 'The Perfect Operation'
The Protectors - 'A Pocket Full of Posies'

 

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Houses Private)

(07:35) The camera pans towards Mansfield Mews and the Harley Street road sign. Marty appears, looking for someone to help him get through to Jeff.
 

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Houses Private)

(07:51) Marty approaches the door of number 42 Harley Street.
 

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (House Private)

(07:51) Marty studies the names on the door.
 

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (House Private)



"Victoria and Albert Museum"

 

CROMWELL GARDENS
KNIGHTSBRIDGE
LONDON SW7
 

Identified by:
RAHDAS members

 

(13:39) Establishing shot of the Victoria and Albert Museum (stock footage).
 

Spotters' Note: This footage was shot from a camera position in Thurloe Place.
 

Also appeared in:
Danger Man -
'Name, Date and Place'
The Baron - 'Roundabout'
Man in a Suitcase - 'The Sitting Pigeon', 'Why They Killed Nolan'
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... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(13:43) The camera pans to the museum entrance and then the 'Victoria and Albert Museum' sign (stock footage).
 

 

 

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"The Manor House
at Milton Vale"

 

(6A)
HIGH CANONS
BUCKETTSLAND LANE
WELL END
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay, Annette Hill
and Sam Denham

 

(33:02) Jeannie investigates the grounds of  The Manor House.
 

Spotters' Note: The view of High Canons in this episode is of the south facing side of the building. The previous episode with footage shot at High Canons - It's Supposed To Be Thicker Than Water - concentrated on the east facing entrance and drive.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
- 'It's Supposed To Be Thicker Than Water'
Danger Man - 'The Brothers'
The Saint - 'Escape Route', 'The Organisation Man', 'Legacy for the Saint'
The Baron - 'The Persuaders', 'Time to Kill', 'The High Terrace'
The Avengers - 'From Venus with Love', 'The Winged Avenger'
The Persuaders! - 'Five Miles to Midnight'
The Adventurer - 'Nearly the End of the Picture'
The Protectors - 'Triple Cross', 'Chase', 'Sugar and Spice', 'Wheels'
Inspector Morse - 'The Sins of the Fathers'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Private

(33:06) The camera pans right and Jeannie enters the shot.
 

Since Filming: The shrubbery that Jeannie walks into has been removed as part of a garden landscape redesign.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Private

(33:20) The Manor House seen from Jeannie's viewpoint in the grounds.
 

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Private

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

Identified by:
Anthony McKay, June 2018

 

(33:08) Jeannie approaches The Manor House through shrubbery.

(33:12) A close-up shot of Jeannie as she spies on the house.
 

Spotters' Note: This footage was shot in the wooded area to the south east of the studios.

THEN...

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"Speeding to
The Manor House"

 

(7A)
WELL END ROAD /
SILVER HILL
(Junction with High Canons)
WELL END
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

 

Identified by:
Alan Hayes, June 2018

 

(43:25) Sir Oliver Norenton and Marty speed towards  The Manor House.
 

Spotters' Note: The High Canons triangle is the point at which the Well End Road becomes Silver Hill.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Private

(7B)
BUCKETTSLAND LANE

WELL END
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

 

Identified by:
Craig Robins and Anthony McKay,
June 2018

 

(43:44) Convinced by Marty that he is a racing driver, Sir Oliver picks up speed.
 

Spotters' Note: This is just to the east the entrance and gatehouse to the High Canons estate. The foliage has grown out towards the road in the years since filming. The telegraph pole remains present.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public

(43:51) Sir Oliver's car screams down the country road at breakneck speed.
 

 

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 and Craig Robins
 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!).

Back to Locations Index   Forward to Just for the Record

Programme Guide: When Did You Start to Stop Seeing Things?

Back to Top