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 and all episode images are sourced from their High Definition release. 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.

 


"Central London and its Casinos"

 

(1A)
PICCADILLY CIRCUS
WESTMINSTER
LONDON W1

 

Identified by:
Stephen Carter, August 2001

 

(00:02) Establishing high angle shot of Piccadilly Circus at night (stock footage).
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
- 'Whoever Heard of a Ghost Dying' and 'Just for the Record'
Also used extensively in other ITC and ABPC television film series.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public

(00:10) Further establishing shot of Piccadilly Circus at night, starting with a shot of Regent Street St. James' (stock footage). 
 

Since Filming: The subway entrance to the Piccadilly Circus Underground Station has been remodelled since the 1960s, with it being widened to the pavement side. Hence it is impossible to perfectly match the original photograph today. The angle of our 'NOW' photo is correct, but those crafty saboteurs of Randall and Hopkirk locations have done their level best to make it look wrong!

THEN... 

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public

(1B)
REGENT STREET ST. JAMES'
WESTMINSTER
LONDON SW1
 

Identified by:
Craig Robins, September 2018

 

(00:06) Establishing shot of Regent Street St. James', which pans left towards Piccadilly Circus (see (00:10 above).
 

THEN... 

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public

(1C)
COVENTRY STREET
WESTMINSTER
LONDON W1D
 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay

 

(00:14) Establishing shot of Coventry Street, looking towards The Prince of Wales Theatre.
 

Since Filming: The building that can be seen to the extreme right of the 'THEN' shot has been extensively remodelled. The shopfront of Dunn & Co. has been removed to form an open space containing a fountain and the corner of the building has been rounded. This is why the current view shows more of Haymarket, the right turn at the traffic lights.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
- 'Could You Recognise the Man Again?'
H.G. Wells' Invisible Man - 'The Decoy'
Department S -
'Blackout'
Strange Report -
'Report 2493 - Kidnap "Whose pretty girl are you?"'

THEN... 

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public

(1D)
THE GOLDEN NUGGET CASINO CLUB
22-32 SHAFTESBURY AVENUE
LONDON W1

 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay

 

(00:16) Backlit sign of The Golden Nugget Casino Club (stock footage).
 

Spotter's Note: This casino, popular with tourists and business travellers, remained operational until 2014, when it finally closed its doors.
 

Shaftesbury Avenue also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'My Late Lamented Friend and Partner', 'It's Supposed to be Thicker Than Water', 'Could You Recognise the Man Again?'
The Saint -
'The Talented Husband', 'The Bunco Artists'
The Human Jungle - 'Solo Performance'
The Baron - 'Red Horse, Red Rider', 'Samurai West'
The Champions - 'To Trap a Rat'
Department S - 'Handicap Dead'
The Persuaders! - 'Greensleeves'

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered

Access: Public

(1E)
THE LONDON PAVILION
(now The Piccadilly Institute)
1 PICCADILLY CIRCUS
LONDON W1J

 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay, July 2019

 

(00:17) Neon sign on the frontage of The London Pavilion (stock footage).
 

Spotter's Note: This building stands on both Piccadilly Circus and Shaftesbury Avenue. It is the Shaftesbury Avenue side which we see in the episode, though the building's registered address is 1, Piccadilly Circus. The neon light advertisements are no longer a feature of the building. 
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public

(1F)
GOLDEN HORSESHOE CASINO
3-4 ARCHER STREET
SOHO
LONDON W1D

 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay

 

(00:19) Neon sign of the Golden Horseshoe Casino (stock footage).
 

Since Filming: The building which housed the Golden Horseshoe Casino (3-4 Archer Street) is now a bar, while the casino has been resited on Queensway, W2.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'It's Supposed to be Thicker Than Water'

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered

Access: Public

(1G)
CHARLIE CHESTER'S CASINO

ARCHER STREET
SOHO
LONDON W1D
 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay

 

(00:20) Neon sign of Charlie Chester's Casino (stock footage).
 

Since Filming: Chester's Casino closed in the early years of the 21st Century. Although an Italian restaurant, Bocca di Lupo, opened in its place in 2009, the famous casino sign at the front has been retained. The casino was originally run by the comedian Charlie Chester. The neon lights and other colourful adornments (which can be seen in our 2001 photo) have sadly been removed.

 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'It's Supposed to be Thicker Than Water'

THEN...

...2001...

...2020...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public

(1H)
THE PALACE OF WESTMINSTER & WESTMINSTER BRIDGE
(filmed from The Shell Centre,
2 York Road, London SE1)

 

Identified by:

Stephen Carter, August 2001
 

Vantage point identified by:
Alan Hayes, June 2019

 

(02:32) Establishing shot of the Palace of Westminster and the River Thames.
 

Since Filming: As you can see, the building has been cleaned somewhat!
 
Also appeared in:
Used extensively in Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) and other ITC programming.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (£)

(1I)

REGENT STREET
WESTMINSTER
LONDON W1B

 

Identified by:
Stephen Carter, August 2001

 

(02:38) Establishing shot of Regent Street (from 20 Regent Street, looking towards Vigo Street).
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'It's Supposed to be Thicker Than Water', 'The Ghost Who Saved the Bank at Monte Carlo'
H.G. Wells' Invisible Man
- 'Play to Kill'
The Baron - 'Portrait of Louisa'
Man in a Suitcase - 'Somebody Loses, Somebody... Wins?'
The Prisoner - 'Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling'
The Champions - 'Nutcracker'
Department S - 'Death on Reflection'
The Adventurer - 'The Not-So-Merry Widow'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(1J)
MARBLE ARCH
WESTMINSTER
LONDON W1

 

Identified by:

Stephen Carter, August 2001

 

(02:41) Establishing shot from Marble Arch, with the camera looking down Oxford Street.
 

Spotter's Note: This footage was from stock, originally having been shot for The Baron.

 
Also appeared in:
The Baron -
'Diplomatic Immunity', 'Farewell to Yesterday', 'Roundabout'
Man in a Suitcase - 'The Whisper', 'Somebody Loses, Somebody... Wins?'
The Adventurer - 'Full Fathom Five', 'Mr Calloway is a Very Cautious Man', 'Nearly the End of the Picture'
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"Airports and Flying"

 

(2A)
HEATHROW AIRPORT
HOUNSLOW
GREATER LONDON
TW6

 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay

 

(07:40) Jeff, Jeannie and Aunt Clara fly off to Monte Carlo with Pan American Airlines (stock footage).
 

(07:51) The Pan American aeroplane in flight (stock footage).
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
-
'Murder Ain't What It Used to Be!' and used extensively in other ITC programming.

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Redeveloped

Access: Restricted

(2B)
UNKNOWN AIRPORT (23a)
 

(08:42) The plane lands (stock footage).
 

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Unidentified

Access: Restricted

(2C)
UNKNOWN AIRPORT (23b)
 

(49:28) Jeff, Jeannie and Aunt Clara fly back to England by BEA. Marty has hitched a ride, too (stock footage).
 

(49:42) The BEA aeroplane in flight (stock footage).

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Unidentified

Access: Restricted



"Monaco Harbour"

 

(3A)
QUAI ANTOINE 1er
PORT HERCULE
LA CONDAMINE 98000
MONACO

 

Identified by:
Alan Hayes, January 2020

 

(08:55) Establishing shot of Monaco looking across its harbour.
 

 

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(09:00) The camera pans to the right along the harbour.
 

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(3B)
PORT HERCULE
LA CONDAMINE 98000
MONACO
(filmed from
Rue des Remparts

Monaco-Ville)
 

Vantage point identified by:
Alan Hayes, January 2020

 

(10:13) Jeff views Monaco Harbour from his hotel window.
 

Spotter's Note: Port Hercule (often referred to as Monaco Harbour) is the principality of Monaco's only deep-water port and it has been in use since ancient times. The modern port was completed in 1926, and underwent substantial improvements in the 1970s. It covers almost 40 acres (160,000 m²), enough to provide anchorage for up to 700 vessels. The depth of water in the harbour ranges from 7 metres for standard berths and up to 40 metres for the outer piers and cruise ship docks.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public

(13:13) Establishing shot of Port Hercule at night, again filmed from Rue des Remparts, Monaco-Ville, Monaco, panning left from the sea to the harbour.
 

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public



"Casino de Monte-Carlo
and Environs"

 

(4A)
RUE DE L'ÉCHELLE
ARRONDISSEMENT 1er

QUARTIER PALAIS-ROYAL
PARIS 75001
FRANCE

 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay

 

(13:18) An establishing night-time shot of a Monaco thoroughfare.
 

Spotter's Note: As anyone who has watched the annual  Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix will know, the Principality is renowned for its tight, twisty roads and Rue de L'Échelle in Paris could hardly be mistaken for the Monte-Carlo district which the race passes through... But the director and film editor on The Ghost Who Saved the Bank at Monte Carlo clearly thought otherwise...

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(4B)
CASINO DE MONTE-CARLO
PLACE DU CASINO
MONTE-CARLO 98000
MONACO

 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay

 

(13:21, 15:50) Establishing shot of the famous Casino de Monte-Carlo.
 

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(12:23, 15:53) The camera pans down to the entrance of the casino.
 

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(4C)
HOTEL DE PARIS
PLACE DU CASINO
MONTE-CARLO 98000
MONACO

 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay

 

(36:27) Night-time establishing shot of another side of the casino.
 

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"The Beach and the Hotel"

 

(5A)
HOTEL NIXE PALACE
AVINGUDA DE JOAN MIRÓ
PALMA DE MALLORCA
BALEARIC ISLANDS
SPAIN
 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay

 

(21:52) A night-time establishing shot of the Monagasque hotel at which Jeff, Jeannie and Aunt Clara are staying. The shot starts on the beach...
 

(29:46, pictured) The same shot during daytime...
 

Also appeared in:
The Champions
- 'Get Me Out of Here!'
Department S - 'The Treasure of the Costa del Sol', 'Death on Reflection'
Jason King - 'Flamingoes Only Fly on Tuesdays'

 

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(21:55) The night-time establishing shot of the hotel beach pans upwards and right to the Hotel...
 

(29:48, pictured) The same shot during daytime...
 

(40:07) Static night-time establishing shot of the hotel, identical to the end of the above shots in terms of positioning.

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(5B)
HOTEL DU CAP-EDEN-ROC
ANTIBES
CAP D'ANTIBES 06160
FRANCE
 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay and Alan Hayes,
January 2020

 

(29:26) Two water-skiiers set off from the foot of a flight of stone steps which lead down to the water.
 

Spotter's Note: The location seen is part of the 22 acres site of the exclusive Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, a mansion built in 1870 on the southernmost tip of the Cap d'Antibes. The hotel is a magnet for celebrities, royalty and the rich and regularly wins awards and accolades which mark it out as one of the finest hotels in the world.
 

 

 

THEN...

...AERIAL VIEW...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Public (£)

(5C)
GOLFE JUAN (Juan Bay)
JUAN-LES-PINS
CAP D'ANTIBES 06160
FRANCE
 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay

 

(29:30) The boat pulls the water skiiers out into the bay.
 

 

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(29:40) The speedboat pulling the skiers crosses the bay.
 

Spotter's Note: This view shows the other side of the Golfe Juan bay to the west of Juan-les-Pins - it includes areas such as Vallauris, Le Cannet and Cannes.

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(5D)
JUAN-LES-PINS
ANTIBES 06160
FRANCE
 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay

 

(29:42) The parasol-bedecked private beach in front of the hotel.
 

Spotter's Note: Most of the beaches in the centre of Juan-les-Pins are private, reserved for guests of seafront hotels.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Private (£)


NONE IN THIS EPISODE...

All achieved with rolling drums and drapes


 

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 ©)
Other photos:
© Vince Cox, Alys Hayes and John Holburn
'Also appeared in' and certain location information:
Anthony McKay
With thanks to Paul Welsh

 
 

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