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 the UK Blu-ray release from Network.

 


"Phillips' Residence"

 

ELSTREE STUDIOS BACKLOT
SHENLEY ROAD
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

 

Identified by:
Mike Richardson

 

(00:02) A car drives towards the house where Phillips lives.
 

Also appeared in:
Used extensively in ITC programming.

THEN...

(00:15) Establishing shot of the car parked up outside the Phillips' house.
 

 

THEN...

(00:54) When Phillips opens his front door, Smart enters.
 

(08:10) Establishing shot of Phillips' front door. Inside he is being interviewed by Inspector Nelson and his Sergeant.
 

Since Filming: The Elstree backlot area is much 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.
 

These sequences were filmed on a backlot area that remains a part of the studio complex, situated near the George Lucas Stage, used for filming the famous Star Wars films.

THEN... 

...NOW

Status: Redeveloped

Access: Private



"Jeannie's Apartment"

 

LAUDERDALE ROAD
MAIDA VALE
LONDON W9

 

Identified by:
Sam Denham

 

(04:04) Jenny and Jeannie near the apartment in the Mini.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
-
'My Late Lamented Partner', 'But What A Sweet Little Room', 'All Work and No Pay', 'The Man from Nowhere', 'Vendetta for a Dead Man', 'Could You Recognise the Man Again?', 'Murder Ain't What It Used to Be!'
Department S
- 'Death on Reflection'

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(04:13) The Mini pulls up outside Jeannie's apartment block.
 

(04:22) Jenny and Jeannie retrieve their luggage from the car and ascend the steps to the apartment.

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"Jeff Leaves the
Police Station"

 

(3A)
MORSHEAD ROAD
MAIDA VALE
LONDON W9

 

Identified by:
John Holburn, 1996

 

(11:59) Jeff and Marty drive off in the Mini...
 

 

 

THEN... Blu-ray

...1996...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(3B)
ELGIN AVENUE
MAIDA VALE
LONDON W9

 

Identified by:
John Holburn, 1996

 

(12:02) ...turning right into Elgin Avenue.
 

Spotter's Note: The in-car footage that follows this shot is not a process shot - the scene is shot against a revolving drum background.

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"The Lambert Clinic"

 

INSTITUTE OF GROCERY DISTRIBUTION
GRANGE LANE
LETCHMORE HEATH
HERTFORDSHIRE
WD25

 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay and Annette Hill

 

(16:40) The Mini turns into the driveway of the Lambert Clinic.

THEN... Blu-ray

Randall and Hopkirk fans took Jeannie's Mini back to this filming location in 1995...
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
- 'Whoever Heard of a Ghost Dying?'

 

...1995...

 

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public

(16:48) The Mini approaches the clinic building.
 

(16:55) Jeff gets out of the car and enters the building. The camera pans to the first floor windows to the left of the entrances.

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Private

(31:28) Establishing shot of the Lambert Clinic.
 

 

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Private

(36:54) The car is brought to the front and Jeff and Marty get in.
 

(37:23) Acting under Marty's instructions, Jeff drives off.

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Private

(37:28) Jeff and Marty depart the clinic.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Private



"Whitty's Home
and Environs"

 

(5A)
'ARAGON'
ALDENHAM ROAD
LETCHMORE HEATH
HERTFORDSHIRE WD25
 

Identified by:
Sam Denham

 

(27:05 / 27:11) Whitty arrives home in his Vauxhall (Stewart Sullivan's car from Department S).
 

Also appeared in:
The Baron
- 'The Seven Eyes of Night', 'Time to Kill', 'Night of the Hunter'
The Avengers - 'Death's Door'
Department S - 'The Bones of Byrom Blain', 'Handicap Dead'
UFO - 'Survival', 'A Question of Priorities', 'The Responsibility Seat', 'Court Martial'
Jason King - 'An Author in Search of Two Characters'

 

Since Filming: At the time of filming, the Aragon property was owned by Oscar Beuselinck,  a famous showbiz lawyer, former MI6 spy and father of the singer and actor Paul Nicholas.

THEN... Blu-ray

...2013...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Private

(27:24) After the gates open automatically, Whitty swings the car around to the front of the house.
 

Since Filming: The Aragon grounds have been remodelled since the Randall and Hopkirk cameras paid their visit during 1969.
 

 

THEN... Blu-ray

...2013...

 

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Private

(40:25) The Aragon gates open automatically.
 

Spotter's Note: As this shot proves, in this instance fiction and reality merge as both Whitty's house and the actual house share the name 'Aragon'. Usual practice would have been to cover over the real name with a fictional one.
 

 

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (House Private)

(43:26) Hales looks from the car towards the house.
 

 

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Private

(5B)
ALDENHAM ROAD
LETCHMORE HEATH
HERTFORDSHIRE WD25
 

(37:50) Smart and Hales pull up outside Whitty’s home.
 

(38:48) Establishing shot of Smart's car outside Whitty's (pictured).
 

(39:27) Marty and the hypnotised Jeff look towards the car opposite. Inside it, Smart checks his watch.
 

(42:03) Randall and Marty walk past Smart's car and head down the drive.

THEN... Blu-ray

...2013...

 

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (House Private)

(38:53) The camera pans to the left and Jeff's Vauxhall comes into view.
 

Spotter's Note: The in-car footage that follows this shot is not a process shot - the scene is shot against a revolving drum background.

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(38:58) The Vauxhall passes Whitty's house, stops in the middle of the road, and then reverses and parks up off the road.
 

Spotter's Note: When Marty instructs Jeff to park up, they actually park up opposite the wrong house - but it all works in the edit!

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(40:34 / 40:41) Smart gets out of the car and approaches the Aragon driveway.
 

 

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (House Private)

(41:52) Randall gets out of the car and heads towards the house under Marty’s instructions.
 

 

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"Leaving the Clinic"

 

BLACKHORSE LANE
SOUTH MIMMS
HERTFORDSHIRE EN6
 

Identified by:
Rhett Burns, December 2019

 

(37:43) Jeff and Marty drive away from the clinic.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
-
'When Did You Start to Stop Seeing Things?', The House on Haunted Hill'

 

Spotter's Note: This stretch of road can be found by following the lane past the Black Horse pub and out of the north end of the village. Travel past the first bend; there is a set of steps to the left, leading up into a field. At this point the modern view of the road stretches off ahead of you. 

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public


NONE IN THIS EPISODE...

All achieved with rolling drums


 

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, Craig Robins and Vince Cox
Blu-ray grabs by:
Geoff Dodd and Craig Robins
Official Photographer:
Craig Robins (images ©)
with grateful thanks to the owner of Aragon for granting permission to photograph the property
Other photos: © Vince Cox, Alys Hayes and John Holburn
'Also appeared in' and certain location information:
Anthony McKay
With thanks to Paul Welsh and Rhett Burns

 

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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