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Tuesday 12th November 2019 - TVS Repeats... Further diligent research from Ros Connors, who has kindly supplied TVS repeats information for 1988.

Monday 11th November 2019 - LWT Repeats... Many thanks to Ros Connors for sending me her research into LWT repeat dates for Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased). Thanks also to Simon Coward for some further fine tuning.

Saturday 9th November 2019 - Transmission Tweaks... Great work by my friend Simon Coward, who has chased up details of three 1970/1971 ATV transmissions in the Coventry local press, meaning that the ATV First Transmission details are finally complete and that we now know that their repeats of Randall and Hopkirk began earlier than we suspected and information for both the 1971-72 and the 1973 repeat runs is now 99.9% completed. Cheers, Simon!

Sunday 13th October 2019 - Who's Fine-Tuning?... Denis Kirsanov, that's who! Denis has now fine-tuned the research for all actors (bar those added yesterday) between A-L in the Who's Who? section. Great work, Denis!

Saturday 12th October 2019 - Who's Who? New Episode... Many thanks to Darren Senior for his work on this section, which now additionally includes - from When Did You Start to Stop Seeing Things - Keith Barron, Basil Dignam, Rosemary Donnelly, David Downer, Clifford Evans, John Garvin, Philip James, Bessie Love, Reginald Marsh, Peter Stephens and David Stoll.

Wednesday 25th September 2019 - Who's Who? Super-Fine-Tuning, A-C... Denis is really getting up a head of steam now, and the actors/actresses in A, B and C have been fine-tuned to within an inch of their lives... Big updates to Graham Armitage, Dick Bentley, Harold Berens, Joby Blanshard, John Bott, Penny Brahms, Gabrielle Brune, John Cazabon, Tom Chatto, Basil Clarke, Carol Cleveland, Michael Coles and Tracey Crisp. In many cases, this is completely fresh research that is confirmed and contradicts error-filled internet sources!

Saturday 21st September 2019 - Who's Who? Fine-Tuning... My thanks to Denis Kirsanov for sending an exhaustive set of tweaks, corrections and new information for the Who's Who? section. Actors receiving the most significant updates are: Tony Allen, Roger Avon, Anthony Baird, Paul Bertoya, Caroline Blakiston, Ann Castle, Michael Coles, Adrienne Corri, Howard Goorney and Barrie Ingham.

Wednesday 18th September 2019 - Vendetta for a Dead Man: Who's Who?... With perfect timing considering Sunday's update, Darren Senior has written another set of Randall and Hopkirk biographies, this time for Vendetta for a Dead Man. They comprise: Ann Castle, Henry Davies, William Dysart, Barrie Ingham, Richard Owens, Ron Pember, Colin Rix, George Sewell, Sue Vaughan and Timothy West.

Sunday 15th September 2019 - The Man from Moscow... I'm absolutely thrilled to welcome my dear friend Denis Kirsanov, a Russian friend with whom I've collaborated in the past on my Avengers Declassified website (and for his own excellent site Steedumbrella), to Randall and Hopkirk (Declassified). Denis is a remarkable researcher and he's proved this yet again by finding biographical information for seventeen actors and actresses that had eluded us so far: Denis has helped beef up and fine tune the info on this site for... Michael Bird, Edward Caddick, Jill Chartrell, Basil Clarke, Tracey Crisp, Peter J. Elliott, Romo Gorrara, Michael Graham, Juliet Harmer, Stuart Hoyle, Terence Plummer, Edina Ronay, Paddy Ryan, Alex Scott, Ingrid Sylvester, Don Vernon and Fred Wood.

Wednesday 4th September 2019 - Who's Who... I'm delighted to welcome Darren Senior back to Randall and Hopkirk (Declassified) today. Darren's supplied new biographies for the actors seen in The Man from Nowhere: James Bree, Ray Brooks, Michael Gwynn, Neil McCarthy and Patrick Newell.

Tuesday 20th August 2019 - A Saintly White Jag... Not entirely on topic, but this fascinated me, so I thought I'd run with it! Michael Cassidy dropped me a line recently and said that he once owned one of the ITC White Jaguars. You can read his story here: The ITC White Jag: A Saintly Coda.

Wednesday 14th August 2019 - Dead Ringer... A bit of a leftfield update today, to add a new feature article about a possible appearance by Marty Hopkirk in the classic British thriller Get Carter - Dead Ringer!: Is That Marty Hopkirk in the Get Carter Coffin? Special thanks to David Costelloe, Stu Davis, Geoff Dodd and Alys Hayes for their help with this feature.

Thursday 1st August 2019 - From Our Roving Photographer... Further sterling work from Craig Robins (I nearly typed Craig Sterling there... wrong series!) who has been out in the heat photographing Randall and Hopkirk locales for our delectation. The bulk of this work is under wraps for a short while, but in the meantime Craig has sent a few updates of images for You Can Always Find a Fall Guy (St. John's Wood High Street) and Who Killed Cock Robin? (The Edgwarebury Hotel).

Monday 22nd July 2019 - The Car in X... Thanks to the eagle-eyed spotting abilities of Kevin Thomas and Geoff Dodd, a further Department S appearance of Jeff's Vauxhall has been added to the appropriate Programme Guide pages. The episode in question is The Man from X.

Wednesday 26th June 2019 - The Trouble with Bloopers... Just spotted another R&H blooper today in The Trouble with Women... When Jeff comes to at the end of the episode there is a visual mistake. Check out the programme guide page for details.

Tuesday 25th June 2019 - Cock Robin Blu-ray Grabs... Thanks to Craig Robins for supplying Blu-ray grabs for all 'Then' images for the Who Killed Cock Robin? locations page.

Thursday 20th June 2019 - A Sentimental Spruce-up... Continuing the process of sprucing up the locations pages, A Sentimental Journey has had the makeover team in today, as have You Can Always Find a Fall Guy, Who Killed Cock Robin?, The Smile Behind the Veil and It's Supposed to be Thicker Than Water. Additional 'THEN' images are now present on these pages and, as with Episodes 1-3, process shots have been given their own section at the foot of each page.

Wednesday 19th June 2019 - Locations Update... Today I've added some additional images for But What a Sweet Little Room (Springfield Road) and For the Girl Who Has Everything (Hilfield Castle). In the latter case, I have also added some 'NOW' images, which are in the main taken from the Fingersmith TV series of 2005. Access to this property is not forthcoming and this seemed the most sensible approach.

Tuesday 18th June 2019 - ITC/Randall and Hopkirk event this October... I'm delighted to be able to announce that, following last year's highly successful and enjoyable event A Celebration of ITC, there is to be a sequel celebration hosted by Quoit Media at the iconic Elstree Studios on Saturday 19th October 2019 (doors open at 5.30pm for a 6.30pm start).

The event will feature guest question and answer sessions, signings and opportunities to meet the stars. Please note that all guests will be charging fees to sign autographs, items and photographs.

A Celebration of ITC 2 will also include a special celebration of the 50th anniversary of Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) and the good news is that Annette Andre has been confirmed as a guest at the event.

Further announcements regarding the event including guest announcements will be published here at Randall and Hopkirk (Declassified) and at the Quoit Media website and Facebook page. Tickets for A Celebration of ITC 2 are strictly limited, so make sure that you get in there fast!

Early bird savings (£5 off the ticket price of £30) are available for a short time, so it makes sense to book your ticket sooner rather than later.

Book your ticket now: A Celebration of ITC 2 at Quoit Media.

Wednesday 12th June 2019 - Tiger Cub (Not Deceased)... Some positive news today - a Randall and Hopkirk vehicle has been resurrected by its owner Bruce Honey, who has supplied information and photos which I've included in a feature article for the site - Tiger Cub (Not Deceased).

Saturday 8th June 2019 - A New Locations Page... Our 20th location page is now done and dusted! Take a look at the fruits of our labours... Could You Recognise the Man Again? Huge thanks to Anthony McKay, John Holburn, Vince Cox as well as Craig Robins, who not only photographed all the London locations for the page but also fine tuned some of the locations information!

Wednesday 15th May 2019 - More Who's Who... Many thanks to Darren Senior who has supplied biographies for the actors seen in Money to Burn: Roger Avon, Norman Beaton, Tom Bowman, Linda Cole, Roy Desmond, John Glyn-Jones, John Hughes, Sue Lloyd, Olga Lowe, T.P. McKenna, Michael Sheard and Don Vernon.

Monday 8th April 2019 - Location photos updated... Craig Robins has been out and about again, bringing our photos of Lauderdale Road and Hamilton Terrace bang up to date. Episodes updated this time: The Man from Nowhere and Vendetta for a Dead Man.

Saturday 30th March 2019 - Location photos updated... Great work - again! - from Craig Robins, who has been out and about photographing location sites for the website. Episodes updated: All Work and No Pay, When the Spirit Moves You, The Man from Nowhere, Vendetta for a Dead Man and Just for the Record.

Saturday 23rd February 2019 - Filming date uncovered... Thanks to Anthony McKay and Jaz Wiseman who have respectively spotted and made me aware of a production slate on YouTube which has permitted the nailing down of the filming at Barnet Police Station for Could You Recognise the Man Again to 13th February 1969, a smidge over fifty years ago!

Wednesday 6th February 2019 - Location photos updated... Thanks to Craig Robins for supplying newly shot 'Now' photos of Biddulph Road, Hall Road, Lauderdale Road and Sutherland Road for All Work and No Pay and The Man from Nowhere!

Monday 4th February 2019 - Location Find! Well done to Alex Bulgo for spotting a previously unidentified filming location seen in The Man from Nowhere (Albany Street, NW1). Always good to solve mysteries and Alex has managed to solve one that's been biting at me for quite a while. Thanks for getting in touch, Alex!

Saturday 19th January 2019 - Locations Photos Refreshed... Some absolutely stunning work by Craig Robins, who has re-photographed a number of locations for the site. Episodes benefitting from his talent and attention to detail are But What a Sweet Little Room, A Sentimental Journey, You Can Always Find a Fall Guy, It's Supposed to be Thicker Than Water, That's How Murder Snowballs, Money to Burn, Vendetta for a Dead Man and Just for the Record.

Tuesday 13th November 2018 - Tyne Tees 1986-87 Repeats Updated / Press Added... Thanks to some excellent research work by Simon Morris, we can now present a much clearer picture of the 1980s repeats in the Tyne Tees ITV region. Additionally, Simon has sent along some press clippings from the Kingston Gleaner, The Liverpool Echo and The Stage. Thanks, Simon!

Thursday 1st November 2018 - LWT 1970-1971 Repeats Researched... Some stunning research work by Simon Morris that I have to share with you all today. Simon has looked into the London Weekend Television repeats of 1970-1971 (the earliest repeats we have yet found) and I'm delighted to present them here at Randall and Hopkirk (Declassified). Thanks for all the hard work, Simon! Splendid stuff!

Saturday 27th October 2018 - Another Locations Brush Up... Following on from Friday's update, I've processed the rest of Craig's excellent new photos. Take a look at: When the Spirit Moves You, Money to Burn and Vendetta for a Dead Man. All told, there have been 35 expertly photographed new location shots added in the last two days. Thanks a million, Craig. You're a legend!

Friday 26th October 2018 - Updated Locations... Hot on the heels of the Just for the Record locations being added to the site, we're fine tuning many of the previous locations pages. Many thanks to Craig Robins who has rephotographed a good number of shots for the following episodes: My Late Lamented Friend and Partner, A Sentimental Journey, You Can Always Find a Fall Guy, Who Killed Cock Robin?, It's Supposed to be Thicker Than Water, The Trouble with Women, Whoever Heard of a Ghost Dying? and Never Trust a Ghost. More to follow over the coming day or two.

Wednesday 24th October 2018 - Just for the Record Locations... After several months work, the locations page for Just for the Record has been added to the site today - and it really is a page of epic proportions! Nineteen down, seven to go! This one wouldn't have been possible without the sterling help of John Holburn, Vince Cox and Anthony McKay, and, without meaning to denigrate the work of these fine gentlemen, would have been far less impressive without the talent and dedication of Craig Robins, who has spent many hours photographing the locations for the page. Thank you all, folks!

Friday 12th October 2018 - Repeats, Repeats, Repeats... Further sterling work from David Hamilton today, who has submitted repeats information for Scottish Television (1974), Southern Television (1974) and Yorkshire Television (1974-1975). Additionally, I have performed further research on this topic and have been able to add significantly to the Repeats section as a whole. Finally, I have re-organised the ITV listings to take account of the changes of franchise holders in 1982.

Thursday 11th October 2018 - Anglia Repeats 1975... Thanks to David Hamilton for researching the 1975 Anglia repeats, which have been added to the site today.

Friday 5th October 2018 - Annette Andre at the Museum of Comedy in November... Annette Andre will be talking to Sam Westerby about her glittering career including Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), The Ed Sullivan Show, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and The Saint at London's Museum of Comedy at 7.00pm on Saturday 3rd November.

Her memoir Where Have I Been All My Life? will be on sale at the meet and greet after the show.

Tickets for the event are available at

Annette will also be appearing at Elstree Studios two weeks later on Saturday 17th November for A Celebration of ITC - tickets from Quoit Media.

Tickets are selling fast, so book now to avoid disappointment.

Thursday 30th August 2018 - Fresh Location Photos... Craig Robins has come up trumps again and has photographed two locations which could do with a freshening up. Locations pages given the brush up are: The Trouble with Women (Threadneedle Street) and Never Trust a Ghost (Newman Street / Oxford Street).

Monday 27th August 2018 - 1973 ATV Repeats Information... Huge thanks to my old friend David Hamilton who has researched the 1973 ATV repeats and the Anglia ones of 1987-1988.

Sunday 12th August 2018 - Updated locations photos... Thanks to the frankly brilliant Craig Robins, many of our previous locations 'now' photos have been revisited, updated and improved. Craig has been out and about in the summer sun photographing the venues and the standard is exceptional. He has gone to some considerable lengths to match the 'then' shots, even mounting his camera on a long pole to get high shots. Remarkable! Episodes which feature his new photos are: My Late Lamented Friend and Partner, A Sentimental Journey, You Can Always Find a Fall Guy, It's Supposed to be Thicker Than Water, The Trouble with Women, When the Spirit Moves You, Never Trust a Ghost, Money to Burn and The Man from Nowhere.

Don't forget the exciting update below, either!

Monday 30th July 2018 - Annette André Autobiography...

News just in of pre-ordering opening on Annette André's new autobiography - Where Have I Been All My Life - A Memoir.

For someone who has professed “terminal shyness,” Annette André has written her memoir with arresting honesty and generosity. From a lonely childhood in Sydney, Australia, and overcoming a chronic illness to become a professional ballet dancer, Where Have I Been All My Life? reveals the truth behind her storybook romance with a famous bullfighter, how Benny Hill proposed marriage, and why a chance conversation with Prince Charles helped to change the course of her life.

Guest starring with Roger Moore in more of The Saint episodes than any other actress, Annette quickly became one of the most popular TV actors of Britain’s “Golden Age,” in such classic series as The Avengers, The Prisoner, The Persuaders! and her most memorable role of all, as Jeannie in Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased). From her fly–on–the–wall view of Burton and Taylor’s romance while filming Cleopatra to the perils of shooting A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum, and her appearances on the West End stage, Annette found writing the story of her life “excruciatingly hard work, but like a good orgasm, damn well worth the effort."

This hardcover book is due to be published on 16th September 2018.

I've had the privilege of designing the dust jacket and photo section for this terrific book and I'd recommend any Randall and Hopkirk fan to buy it.

The first 400 pre-orders will be signed by Annette, and if you're in the first 200, you'll also get a personally dedicated signed photo!

There is a 25% discount until release date, too!

Order at Quoit Media to avoid disappointment!

Thursday 12th July 2018 - More Work But Still No Pay... Further All Work and No Pay Blu-ray grabs have been added today thanks to Geoff Dodd. Cheers, Geoff!

Friday 6th July 2018 - A New Locations Page... We're delighted to be able to add another locations page to the site today, for When Did You Start to Stop Seeing Things? This page is particularly pleasing to add, as we think we've locked down all the locations for the episode (which is often not the case) and this would not have been possible without the sterling efforts of Craig Robins, Anthony McKay and the usual team. Thanks, all!

Thursday 5th July 2018 - The Not-At-All Disturbing Case of the Roving Photographer... Many thanks to Craig Robins who is rapidly becoming Randall and Hopkirk (Declassified)'s footpad! Craig has taken new 'Now' photos that greatly improve the locations pages for My Late Lamented Friend and Partner and Whoever Heard of a Ghost Dying?.

Monday 25th June 2018 - When Did You Start to See Things Again? Delighted today to add yet another new section to Randall and Hopkirk (Declassified). This time it's the turn of Repeat Transmissions to get a place at the site, and the first pages of information have been added to this section today, courtesy of the researches of James Heath and my own at BBC Genome. To begin with, a page has been added for the 1994-1995 and 1995-1996 BBC2 repeat runs. More to follow. Read on...

A Word of Thanks... While I work in the background on the forthcoming Locations page for When Did You Start to Stop Seeing Things (with the help of John Holburn, Anthony McKay and Vince Cox), I wanted to post a message of thanks to Craig Robins, who has recently contacted me via the website and has been visiting filming locations and sending some stunning photographs which he has kindly taken specially for Randall and Hopkirk (Declassified). In all cases, they are excellent and these are being added as they come in to the locations pages. The latest are two updated photos for My Late Lamented Friend and Partner and Craig has already forwarded me a series of photos for When Did You Start to Stop Seeing Things which will form part of the new page for that episode. Thanks, Craig - your help is hugely appreciated!

Friday 22nd June 2018 - All Work and No Pay... Many thanks to Geoff Dodd for sending in the first batch of Blu-ray grabs for the All Work and No Pay Locations page. More to follow!

Sunday 17th June 2018 - Who's Who: Never Trust a Ghost... Darren Senior has kindly provided Who's Who? biographies for the actors and actresses who appeared in Never Trust a Ghost - Caroline Blakiston, Philip Madoc, Donald Morley, Brian Oulton, Edina Ronay and Peter Vaughan.

Saturday 16th June 2018 - Lauderdale Road Photos Updated... Many thanks to Craig Robins for sending in a series of updated photos of Lauderdale Road, for My Late Lamented Friend and Partner, All Work and No Pay, The Man from Nowhere and Vendetta for a Dead Man.

Also added today, a location find by Geoff Dodd, Albert Street in London NW1, When the Spirit Moves You location 5G. A remarkable find!

Friday 15th June 2018 - Lots Today! Firstly, thanks to the marvellous Vanessa Bergman for helping to identify the dancer seen auditioning in It's Supposed to Be Thicker Than Water as Jill Chartell, who has now also been added to Who's Who - Extras. There is also a whole new section - and another one on the way. The new section concerns press coverage of the series and has been made possible by the diligent and generous research of Simon Morris. Thanks, Simon. Great stuff!

Sunday 18th March 2018 - Whoever Heard of a Ghost Blu-raying? Thanks to Geoff Dodd for sending over Blu-ray 'Then' grabs to improve our location page for Whoever Heard of a Ghost Dying?

Sunday 25th February 2018 - Vendetta for a Dead Man Even More Located... Well done to Geoff Dodd for tracking down one of our 'unknowns' - which turns out to be on Gower Street. Vendetta for a Dead Man - Locations. Do you know any of our 'unknown filming locations, on any of our pages? If you do, please drop us a line.

Friday 23rd February 2018 - Vendetta for a Dead Man Located... Cue fanfare - an incredibly difficult episode (in location spotting terms) finally tackled. Vendetta for a Dead Man - Locations.


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Tuesday 5th December 2017 - Playboys, Spies and Private Eyes - New ITC Book... I'm delighted to announce that pre-ordering is open for a brand new book about the ITC action series.

Playboys, Spies and Private Eyes - Inspired by ITC comprises 35 chapters in which ITC fans reflect on what the individual series mean to them.

I've co-edited it with Rick Davy and the book is filled with beautiful artwork by Shaqui Le Vesconte. Even better, it has a foreword written by Annette Andre and an afterword by Elaine Spooner, daughter of Dennis Spooner, who of course created Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased). Proceeds are being donated at Annette's suggestion to the Born Free Foundation.

The book will be available at a discounted price during the pre-order period, but publication is due for mid-December, so please do get your orders in quickly.

Order here: Playboys, Spies and Private Eyes - Inspired by ITC (Quoit Media)


Tuesday 13th June 2017 - Hitting the Cliff... Thanks to Jack Yan for spotting another ITC 'car over the cliff' shot reuse in The Benny Hill Show. Details at Features: The ITC White Jaguar.

Monday 15th May 2017 - Who's Who gets an update... Darren Senior's back on the case with the Who's Who section, this time for the episode When the Spirit Moves You, meaning we now have entries for Penny Brahms, Peter J. Elliott, Michael Gothard, Richard Kerley, Reg Lye, Anthony Marlowe, Kieron Moore, Bill Reed and Anton Rodgers.

Tuesday 4th April 2017 - More Blu-ray Grabs... Top quality Blu-ray grabs have today been added to the locations page for Never Trust a Ghost, with thanks to Geoff Dodd for capturing and supplying them. Geoff grabbed a few additional shots of Springfield Road (location of the Randall and Hopkirk office), so we've added those to the page. With the buildings long demolished, they are quite valuable to location spotters!

We're delighted also to announce a new book from one of the people behind this website - Alan Hayes - concerning the 1960 British TV series Police Surgeon. Dr Brent's Casebook looks into this mysterious mostly-lost series and explores its legacy. Available now from Hidden Tiger.

Thursday 9th March 2017 - That's How Blu-ray Snowballs... High quality Blu-ray grabs have today been added to the locations page for That's How Murder Snowballs, with thanks to Geoff Dodd for supplying them.

Wednesday 1st March 2017 - What's on at the Palace Theatre... Watching Network's glorious Blu-ray edition of Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) is revealing little details that were hard to spot on the older VHS and DVD versions of the series. While taking a look at That's How Murder Snowballs today, I spotted the poster for the play that was running at the time of exterior filming at Watford's Palace Theatre. Take a look at the programme guide page to see what. Coincidentally, it was linked to another of my great loves, Monty Python's Flying Circus. I also spotted an additional blooper that I'd not noticed before (though it would have been just as apparent on the DVD - I just missed it!). It involves the character of Snowy in the same episode.

Tuesday 14th February 2017 - All Work and Only Five Actors... Darren Senior's Who's Who? section continues today with the actors featured in All Work and No Pay - surprisingly, there are only five credited outside of the three regulars - so here are the fruits of his latest labours: Alfred Burke (one of my favourite actors - if you haven't seen the Public Eye television series... do!), Adrienne Corri, Noel Davis, Dudley Foster and Michael Rathborne.

Saturday 11th February 2017 - More Backlot Footage Confirmed... Thanks to information given in a camera script for Who Killed Cock Robin, it's now been possible to confirm that several previously unidentified sequences from this episode were filmed in the backlot woodland area of Elstree Studios. Also today, it can be revealed that the footage of Collins' Music Hall seen in It's Supposed to be Thicker Than Water was originally filmed for the Ealing film Davy (1958). Thanks to Jaz Wiseman and Anthony McKay for their valuable help in these discoveries.

Monday 6th February 2017 - It's Supposed to be Sharper than DVD... and believe me, it is. Today, we've added Blu-ray grabs to Locations - It's Supposed to be Thicker Than Water, with huge thanks to Geoff Dodd, who captured them specially for our site.

Thursday 2nd February 2017 - We Wished We Could Find the Wishing Well... and we have. We've long deliberated over the filming location for the wishing well in Locations - The Smile Behind the Veil (Location 8), and thanks to an original script provided by Vanessa Bergman, we've been able to answer the question. The script specifies that the wishing well was to be setup as an Elstree Studios exterior. This means that it was a prop (which we'd guessed) sited in the perimeter woodland (which we had only suspected).

Also today, the "Coming Soon" images for 'Now' views of locations yet to be photographed have been replaced with this. A nifty bit of colourising, I thought. :)

Wednesday 1st February 2017 - You Can Always Find the Backlot... While having a leisurely watch of Network's excellent Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) Blu-rays today, I was struck by something I'm sure I hadn't noticed before: that in You Can Always Find a Fall Guy, the action suddenly switches to the backlot from the Grim's Dyke entrance driveway. And on checking our page here, I was right - we'd missed it. Mark it down to seeing the show in HD for the first time. Anyway, it is now duly included in the episode's locations page!

And do buy the Blu-rays. They're bloody wonderful! Order link here.

Tuesday 31st January 2017 - The Woodland from Somewhere... Thanks to Anthony McKay, the filming location of the woodland scenes in Locations - The Man from Nowhere has been pinpointed to an area of the Elstree backlot. Tony has also helped us nail down the Kingston locations in that episode and Locations - All Work and No Pay.

Friday 27th January 2017 - The Man from Nowhere Located... As promised yesterday, there's a new locations page added today, the first in I don't know how long! Certainly it's been too long since the last one... These pages do take a lot of time and effort to research and compile (this one's been on the way since before Christmas!), but we are determined to make the next one appear in a more reasonable timescale. So, cue fanfare, we present Locations - The Man from Nowhere... with thanks especially to Tony McKay of A Guide to Avengerland for helping me out with pinpointing the Fife Road location.

Thursday 26th January 2017 - Who's Who in That's How Murder Snowballs... Today Darren Senior returns to add to the Who's Who section, having written the following new entries: Robin Askwith, Simon Barnes, James Belchamber, Harold Berens, Arthur Brough, John Cazabon, Grazina Frame, Michael Griffiths, Victor Harrington, Patrick Holt, Stuart Hoyle, Sir David Jason, Valerie Leon, Marie Makino, Luan Peters, John Styles and Tony Thawnton. Another update tomorrow - a new locations page!

Wednesday 25th January 2017 - More about Ewhurst... The creation of the new features section has led me to revisit the articles that I've migrated there. Consequently, today I am pleased to have been able to add a fair bit of additional detail about the mysterious Ewhurst Manor - Arthur de Crecy's house in the country (But What a Sweet Little Room) - though please do be aware that there is material of a mild adult content on these pages. I have also found another magazine feature about the saucy goings-on at Ewhurst and this is reproduced in full at Randall and Hopkirk (Declassified), and is linked from the feature page. Finally, the Ewhurst page now opens with a glorious Blu-ray grab courtesy of Geoff Dodd.

Tuesday 24th January 2017 - New 'Tunnel of Fear' Edition of THE AVENGERS: TWO AGAINST THE UNDERWORLD... The recent recovery of a film print of the Series 1 Avengers episode Tunnel of Fear has led to a brand new edition of the book I wrote with Richard McGinlay and Alys Hayes, Two Against the Underworld. It now carries a greatly expanded and revised chapter about this thrilling episode along with many other updates, which include some added detail about the life and death of Juno, the Great Dane who featured as Steed's dog Puppy, and significant updates to the chapter that deals with the hunt for the missing episodes. The book is available in hardcover, paperback and as EPUB and Kindle ebooks. We apologise to previous purchasers - we only issue new editions when there are solid reasons for doing so - and therefore we encourage people to wait for price promotions before buying... If you can't wait, the discount code FWD15 will save 15% on print versions.

Order Links: Hardcover / Paperback / EPUB / Kindle

Important Note: The updated paperback version for Amazon is held up, so please do not order the Amazon version until you see the cover illustration above (blue rather than purple).

Further details at Hidden Tiger.

Monday 23rd January 2017 - New Section added... There's work going on behind the scenes on the next locations page - it's just taking longer to complete than expected, so in the meantime, a couple of things to report. First is that we have done a little re-jigging to allow for certain, more general information that was hidden away in the Programmes section to be given a discrete section entitled Features. The first two features to be ported across and spruced up concern The ITC White Jaguar and The Hunt of De Crecy's. Second, many thanks to Geoff Dodd for supplying a Blu-ray grab from But What a Sweet Little Room that shows the Randall and Hopkirk office door sign more clearly than I'd seen before. This has permitted me to identify all the other companies that shared the property with our heroes. Not of any huge import, of course, but it made me happy!

Monday 28th November 2016 - More Added to Who's Who... Continuing in catch-up mode, today I'm pleased to finally share Darren's actor biographies of those who appeared in Whoever Heard of a Ghost Dying?: Sean Barry-Weske, Alexandra Bastedo, Richard Caldicot, Demi Caldren, Vic Chapman, Ivor Dean, John Fraser, Romo Gorrara, Peter Hughes, Robin John, Charles Lloyd Pack, John Richmond, Mike Stevens and Philip Weston.

Sunday 27th November 2016 - Back to Haunt You... It's been a busy old year has 2016 and unfortunately the Randall and Hopkirk (Declassified) site has got something of a bum deal. It was going great guns earlier in the year but a computer failure meant I lost all my emails, a good deal of research materials and, after weeks of trying to get things back together again, I have to admit, my motivation too. After a summer in which I completed an ITC fan film that I started in 1989 (yes, a 27 year germination period!) and stayed at ITC fan mecca Portmeirion, I'm finally getting my mojo back. At last! Apologies for the break in transmission.

To begin with I'm finishing off processing Darren Senior's Who's Who updates from The Trouble with Women, comprising entries for Tony Allen, Douglas Cooper, Howard Goorney, Keith Grenville, Harry Hutchinson, Frederick Treves, Fred Wood, and, from The Smile Behind the Veil, Maxwell Craig.

Finally, some very exciting news is that Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) will be receiving a High Definition release (presumably on Blu-ray) from Network in the New Year. Check out the pop-up teaser on their homepage!

Monday 22nd February 2016 - Drewe Henley RIP... We're sad to report the death on 14th February of Drewe Henley, who Randall and Hopkirk fans will remember as Tony in A Sentimental Journey. His biography in Who's Who? has been revised accordingly and a small amount of additional detail has been added. Rest in peace.

Friday 19th February 2016 - Avengerworld a big success...

The good news is that the Avengers book that I have compiled and edited is already a big success. Just two weeks after publication, it has raised £500 for the Champion Chanzige charity and I hope the final total will be even more impressive than the first month figure. If you've purchased, then thank you very much indeed. I hope you find it an absorbing and entertaining read. If you haven't bought, please consider doing so as it has some wonderful personal stories contained in its 294 pages, and every copy sold benefits the charity and therefore helps underprivileged children in South Tanzania.

Order Links: Hardcover (delivery time 2-3 weeks) • Paperback (1-2 weeks)

Wednesday 17th February 2016 - More Who's Who... Darren's updates to The Trouble with Women begin today with entries added for Neal Arden, Edward Brayshaw, Denise Buckley, Arnold Diamond, Paul Maxwell, Gwen Nelson, Robert Russell and Nik Zaran. Thanks also to Garry Herring for tracking down the Tyne Tees transmission for Somebody Just Walked Over My Grave.

Wednesday 10th February 2016 - Who's Who Update... Darren's updates to It's Supposed to Be Thicker Than Water conclude today with entries added for Liz Fraser, John Hallam, Robert Harbin and Michael Ripper.

Saturday 6th February 2016 - Avengerworld Charity Anthology out today... I'm delighted to announce that today, to coincide with what would have been the late, great Patrick Macnee's 94th birthday, a charity anthology that I have co-ordinated and edited is published in his memory. The book's been in the works for more than a year and obviously it didn't start out as a tribute to Patrick, but the news of his sad death last year and the focus of many essays on what an inspiration he was... it just seemed to be the perfect thing to dedicate to one of the greatest television heroes.

The essays (and there are 43 of them!) take the theme "The Avengers in my life" and each author approaches the subject from his or her unique perspective. Fans from many nations are represented in the book and they reveal what it was like to grow up with The Avengers in different parts of the world - Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, the UK and the USA.

Among the writers are the pioneering television historian Dave Rogers, who has written the foreword - returning to write about The Avengers after more than ten years - and Jason Whiton of SpyVibe, who delivers the afterword. It wouldn't be fair to highlight specific writers beyond these two, but suffice it to say that the quality of writing is very high throughout the book. There are names that you may well recognise and others that will be new to you. I've worked with all these people over the last year, and I must say it has been a huge pleasure to co-ordinate the Avengerworld book - one of the highlights of my time in fandom.

The book is, I believe, valuable in the way that it documents fan experiences in different cultures and environments, but it is doubly important in that it is a charity title which will help improve the lives of underprivileged children at a primary school in Chanzige, South Tanzania. Each book sold benefits our charity partner Champion Chanzige, a small but very worthy organisation which makes a real difference to the children and staff at the school.

Pre-launch sales to contributors have meant that £183.86 has been raised for the cause already as a result of Avengerworld purchases. I hope that this is a good sign for the success of the book and our aim to send a lot of money the way of Champion Chanzige.

Full details are available at Hidden Tiger: Avengerworld - The Avengers in Our Lives.

Tuesday 2nd February 2015 - Who's Who Update... Today Darren Senior takes a look at the following actors from It's Supposed to Be Thicker Than Water: Graham Armitage, Felix Aylmer, Dick Bentley, Pauline Chamberlain, Meredith Edwards, Earl Green, Neil McCallum and John A. Tinn. More soon...

Tuesday 19th January 2015 - Which Actor Killed Cock Robin? After an extended Christmas and New Year break (we hope you had a great time celebrating!), we're back and are continuing with filling out the Who's Who? section. Today, it's Who Killed Cock Robin? that Darren Senior turns his attention to, and the following pages have therefore received updates: B, E, G, H, L, M, S, W.

Sunday 20th December 2015 - You Can Always Find an Actor... We're full steam ahead with Who's Who? now, as Darren has now supplied the entries for You Can Always Find a Fall Guy, meaning that the following pages have new entries: B, C, E, G, H, L, M, S, W, Y.

Saturday 19th December 2015 - Actors Who Have Everything... It's the turn of For the Girl Who Has Everything to be tackled by Darren Senior for Who's Who?, meaning that the following pages have new entries: B, C, D, J, L, M, R.

Tuesday 15th December 2015 - More Who's Who... We continue today with A Sentimental Journey, meaning that the following pages have new entries: B, C, T and Extras. Another episode to follow soon!

Monday 14th December 2015 - Who's Who... Today's Who's Who? update by Darren Senior is centred on the episode A Sentimental Journey, meaning that the following pages have new entries: B, C, H, M, R, S. More from this episode to follow.

Sunday 13th December 2015 - The Day We Met Gloria Marsh... It was a great pleasure today to spend some time with actress and singer Grazina Frame who played Gloria Marsh in That's How Murder Snowballs. Grazina kindly came to a Randall and Hopkirk get-together to chat with us - details and photo in "And Finally..." on the programme's episode guide page.

Sunday 22nd November 2015 - Who's Who? - New Section... A big day at Randall and Hopkirk's offices today, as we are delighted to welcome Darren Senior along to front a brand new section at Randall and Hopkirk (Declassified). Who's Who? will grow to contain biographical information about all actors and actresses who appeared in Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased). Darren has been working on this section for several weeks now, and we are pleased to be able to open the doors today. It's not yet complete, of course, but it will grow over the coming weeks and months to become the definitive guide to the series' cast.

Sunday 11th October 2015 - New Email Address... A quick update to inform visitors that this site's email address has changed to

Sunday 21st June 2015 - High Street Shops... Thanks to Chris Bentley for his tour of Shenley Road last night on the Avengers Dead Man's Treasure Hunt which permitted me to photograph a few shops that have changed hands, meaning that our 'Now...' photos in these instances are now bang up to date. New photos have therefore been added for: A Sentimental Journey (location 5C), It's Supposed to be Thicker Than Water (locations 4D & 4E), and Money to Burn (location 3).

Saturday 20th June 2015 - More on Money to Burn... Thanks to Anthony McKay for going through our location page and making a few suggestions, tweaks and additional identifications. See the results here - Locations - Money to Burn.

Thursday 18th June 2015 - New Then and Now for Money to Burn... A brand new location guide today, for Money to Burn. It'll need a few tweaks and I still have to add the aerial views seen from Angela's plane, but for the most part it's complete.

Tuesday 16th June 2015 - And we're really back... There's a real danger in telling people "we're back" when the next update is a full nine months away.. Sorry about that! I've gone through a tough time during the last year with ill health but all is back on track at last, so hopefully it won't be nine months until the next tweak to this site!

Today's update is thanks to James Owen Heath, who has dropped me a line with a great theory about the redubbing of "Fenwick" in But What a Sweet Little Room. I've revised what we say in the 'Declassified' section about it as a result and James has written an additional paragraph on the subject that is intriguing. I've also cleaned up Locations - The Smile Behind the Veil to combine Locations 3J and 3K (into 3J) as both are on Rowley Lane.

Thursday 11th September 2014 - And we're back... I'm pleased to say that Simon Coward has performed some further research on the Border Television transmissions of Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) and consequently, we now have transmission dates for the first run of the series in that ITV region (though a handful of episodes could not be identified). Great work, Simon, and many thanks!

Saturday 19th July 2014 - Apologies that the dearth of updates has continued. I'm busy writing a new book about The Avengers and sadly the site has got a little overlooked in the process. A small update today, partly to stick my head over the parapet to say that I'm still here and that this site is not dead, has not ceased to be and is not an ex-website (Monty Python jokes are de rigeur, I believe...) and also to point out that two images of Ivinghoe Beacon, seen in Locations - It's Supposed to Be Thicker Than Water, have been updated with more accurate "now" shots thanks to John Holburn.

Friday 7th March 2014 - Due to upheaval in my personal life - a house move, so at least something positive! - updates here had to be put on hold for a while. I'm pleased to say that Randall and Hopkirk (Declassified) is not only back up and running now, but it is coming to you from a town where the series was filmed. It's quite strange walking past filming locations when I'm out shopping, but I'm not complaining! A few tweaks to get the ball rolling again: first of all to Locations - Smile Behind the Veil to correct the street name of one of the filming locations and secondly, I have Vince to thank for photographing filming locations as they are now for Locations - All Work and No Pay, which is now in much better shape than before. Cheers Vinny!

Wednesday 15th January 2014 - Thanks to Vince for sending two new photographs for the Locations - When the Spirit Moves You page. These show views of Springfield Road in 1991 and today.

Sunday 12th January 2014 - Alexandra Bastedo (1946-2014) One of those updates we really don't want to have to make... Sadly, the actress Alexandra Bastedo passed away this afternoon after losing her fight with cancer. Alexandra was a lovely woman who will be remembered by ITC fans for her memorable roles in The Champions and Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased). From a personal perspective, I am particularly upset today, as a few months ago, Alexandra showed great kindness and humanity in sending get well wishes to a good friend of mine who had been hospitalised, and who is a great fan of hers. A great loss. Alexandra will be much missed. You can read about Alexandra's life on the programme guide page from Whoever Heard of a Ghost Dying?

Sunday 5th January 2014 - HAPPY NEW YEAR! And you've never had it so good at Randall and Hopkirk (Declassified)! The Christmas to New Year break has given us plenty of time to beef up the website and this has now led to the addition of the third set of programme location guide pages for episodes since 20th December. This time, it's the turn of Episode 14, Never Trust a Ghost (yes, we are now over halfway through our work in these areas!). Take a look at its programme guide and locations pages. All other programme guide pages have been revised to a greater or lesser degree. We are also grateful to Jaz Wiseman, who has kindly supplied a couple of additional photographs for the Edwin Astley interview, which feature Edwin himself. Thanks to Jaz, and also to Anthony McKay, who has been working tirelessly on awkward-to-determine locations.

Monday 30th December 2013: Eagle-eyed visitors will have noticed a new section has been in the last few days, but its content has not been publicised here. That's because the Interviews section features its first feature, an interview with Edwin Astley by Vanessa Bergman, and she and I have been fine tuning the piece - which is reprinted from Vanessa's RAHDAS newsletters and has been subtly revised for web purposes - and adding illustrations. Hopefully, there will be more to come in this section.

Sunday 29th December 2013: Following a quick recce to Aldenham Country Park, we have been able to confirm a location from All Work and No Pay, namely the lake seen in the episode. Thanks to Anthony McKay for the suggestion that the reservoir there may be what we were looking for, and to Alys Hayes for her photographic skills.

Saturday 28th December 2013: Making use of the Christmas to New Year break to make headway on the site... This has led to yet another episode being tackled, this time When the Spirit Moves You. This update boasts new Programme Guide and Locations pages. We've also found time to rethink the programme guide layout a little, meaning that actor biographies have been split off into their own sub-section of the progamme guide pages called 'Appearing This Week'. Many of these entries have been expanded and had photographs added. Additionally, the Transmission pages now state whether original regional episode transmissions were black and white. This innovation has also been carried across to all Programme Guide pages (under UK Regional Premieres).

Thursday 26th December 2013: Read down the page for news of our most recent updates, including new Programme Guide and Locations pages for All Work and No Pay, but today's update concerns a forthcoming event at the Grim's Dyke Hotel on the evening of Thursday 16th January 2014. A slightly belated Merry Christmas to all our visitors and contributors!


including Episode 5 R&H – You Can Always Find a Fall Guy

On the evening of Thursday 16th January 2014 (7.45pm) there will be a talk and short location tour covering the history of Grim's Dyke in Film & TV. The talk will be given by Robin Cooke who helped develop the location tours at Grim's Dyke and who has led tours to some of the remoter UK film/TV locations including St Kilda, Orkney and Staffa.

Grim's Dyke acted as a location for The Avengers and many ITC productions including Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), The Saint, The Champions, Department S and others. More recent TV filming has included EastEnders, Little Britain and Holby City.

In the film arena, Grim's Dyke has provided one of the locations for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, a number of Hammer horrors and Sliding Doors (Gwyneth Paltrow and John Hannah), along with the feature film version of Agatha Christie's personal favourite of her own books, Endless Night. Most recently the Grim's Dyke provided the honeymoon suite for the One Chance film about the life of Paul Potts, the Britain's Got Talent winner. The film, starring James Corden, was released in October 2013 and the trailer includes scenes shot at Grim's Dyke.

The fee for the evening is £10 including coffee, light refreshments and very free access for photography, including rooms not usually open to the public.

Grim's Dyke is known as a key location for the iconic The Evil of the Daleks episodes in the era of the second Doctor Who (Patrick Troughton). Some of these episodes are lost and Grim's Dyke has co-operated in the past with the filming of reconstructions.

The Grim's Dyke website contains information about the filming history at the hotel and this can be found here.

To reserve and book tickets for the event, please telephone the Hotel Reception on 020 8385 3100.


Tuesday 24th December 2013: In the wake of the addition of a Programme Guide page for All Work and No Pay four days ago, we have now completed work (for the time being!) on the associated Locations page for this episode. It's been quite an involved process, and thanks to Anthony McKay of A Guide to Avengerland, it's more accurate than it would have been. Thanks, Tony - your help is massively appreciated! Check back later this week for news of a TV and film location talk at the beautiful Grim's Dyke Hotel this January. The house was of course used in Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), and the talk will include references to the series' visits to the house.

Friday 20th December 2013: A major update today, comprising a new Programme Guide page for All Work and No Pay, a partially completed Locations page for the same episode, and behind-the-scenes production credits added for the first twelve episodes of the series (you can find these on the Programme Guide pages for each episode). I've also gone through and updated hyperlinks and corrected the odd error here and there throughout the site. Also, thanks to Anthony McKay for putting us right regarding the backlot access road seen in Whoever Heard of a Ghost Dying? and revealing that it still remains today.

Tuesday 17th December 2013: Thanks to the photographic and location hunting skills of the tireless Vince Cox, we can now complete the New Southgate Cemetery section of Locations - Whoever Heard of a Ghost Dying?.

Sunday 6th October 2013: As promised, the interior sequences at the Palace Theatre have now been added to Locations - That's How Murder Snowballs.

Saturday 5th October 2013: Moving ever onwards... Today we've added an programme guide page and a locations page for That's How Murder Snowballs, the 11th episode of the series. The locations page at present only covers the exterior locations and will be updated shortly with the interiors at the Palace Theatre, Watford.

Wednesday 18th September 2013: Another two photos added for Locations - Whoever Heard of a Ghost Dying?.

Tuesday 17th September 2013: Vince has supplied further photos for Locations - Whoever Heard of a Ghost Dying? today.

Monday 16th September 2013: Further detail and additional photographs added to the Locations - Whoever Heard of a Ghost Dying? page, with thanks to Vince Cox, Anthony McKay and Chris Leopold.

Saturday 14th September 2013: As promised, we've just added the locations page for Whoever Heard of a Ghost Dying? - with thanks to Anthony McKay for his invaluable help. It needs a bit of a polish and a few extra photos, but for the moment it's close enough to add to the site.

Thursday 12th September 2013: It's been quiet around these parts for a while, but some major updates are on the way. The first of these arrives today in the form of the Programme Guide page for Whoever Heard of a Ghost Dying? - the locations page will be a day or two behind it, we hope.

Thursday 18th April 2013: Following a location recce last Sunday, we can now update a few of our location pages with new photos by Vince: The Smile Behind the Veil (Rowley Farm / Rowley Lane) and It's Supposed to Be Thicker Than Water (High Canons). Our sincere thanks to the owners of these two properties for kindly granting us access.

Sunday 13th January 2013: Some great new photos from John Holburn which mean that the 'Now' images for the betting shop in It's Supposed to Be Thicker Than Water and of Stanmore Hall in The Trouble with Women have been updated.

Friday 4th January 2013: A great, quite unexpected find by Rick C from the Britmovie Forum, who has identified the theatre used in the stock footage seen in It's Supposed to Be Thicker Than Water.

Tuesday 25th December 2012: Not an update as such, but just want to take the opportunity to wish all our visitors and contributors a very Marty Christmas! :)

Thursday 14th December 2012: Thanks to Sam Denham for dropping us a line and for clarifying some of the location credits on our pages. He has also let us know that the Middlesex Hospital seen in You Can Always Find A Fall Guy has now been demolished. The Anti-Randall and Hopkirk Brigade has struck again...

Tuesday 11th December 2012: Brushing up Locations - The Trouble with Women following a location visit at the weekend. Thanks to John Holburn and Alys Hayes for the new 'Now' photographs!

Thursday 6th December 2012: Photographic update today... Locations - You Can Always Find A Fall Guy has a new photo by John Holburn of the bookmakers on Allitsen Road. Also, Alys Hayes has undertaken a recce of central London locations and these have been added to the locations pages for The Smile Behind the Veil (Frith Street and Old Compton Street), It's Supposed to Be Thicker Than Water (Charing Cross Road, New Bond Street, Regent Street, Shaftesbury Avenue and Trafalgar Square) and The Trouble with Women (Admiralty Arch and Trafalgar Square). Finally, thanks are due to Peter Faizey, who in 2007 photographed the Springwell Chalkpit location used in The Trouble with Women and has permitted us to use this image at the site. Thanks also to Chuck Foster of Doctor Who - The Locations Guide for his help regarding this image. Thanks to all our photographers!

Sunday 25th November 2012: Thanks to a concerted group effort from John Holburn, Vince Cox, Anthony McKay and myself, the location page for The Trouble with Women is now live. Particular thanks to Tony for his patience and guidance when I went road blind when working out exactly where a couple of the latter 'country road' locations were!

Thursday 22nd November 2012: Another step of the way today, as I've completed work on Programmes - The Trouble with Women. Locations page for this episode to follow in the next few days.

Tuesday 20th November 2012: Another location found thanks to a suggestion from Tony McKay and the tenacity of Vince Cox - two optically printed backgrounds seen in But What A Sweet Little Room have now been identified without doubt as Grim's Dyke Driveway. Vince has also tracked down location 3K for The Smile Behind the Veil and taken a more accurate photo showing where Marty stood at the roadside on Silver Hill in A Sentimental Journey. All new photos by Vince Cox.

Wednesday 26th September 2012: Thanks to Tony McKay who has been tenacious in tracking down the 'theatreland' locations for It's Supposed to be Thicker Than Water. He's pinpointed the exact location of the former Pigalle Bar on Piccadilly and therefore I've been able to amend the 'Now' photograph so that it is more accurate. Locations - It's Supposed to be Thicker Than Water. The page has also been amended to include one further view of High Canons (the shot where the police arrive).

Tuesday 25th September 2012: A nice update to Programmes - It's Supposed to be Thicker Than Water which has been possible thanks to the generosity of Jaz Wiseman. Jaz has supplied a remarkable photo of the crashed white Jag in the quarry and this has caused me to revisit the Production Brief entries regarding the stunt.

Monday 24th September 2012: As promised, we can now present Locations - It's Supposed to be Thicker Than Water, which has been made possible with the help of Tony McKay. Vince, John and I would like to thank him for his hard work in double-checking our lists and also in tracking down a few of the more perplexing locations. Cheers Tony, it's much appreciated.

Thursday 20th September 2012: Revisions and additions to the white Jag part of the Production Brief for Programmes - It's Supposed to be Thicker Than Water, plus updated location photos courtesy of Alys Hayes for Locations - You Can Always Find A Fall Guy (Grims Dyke gatehouse).

Wednesday 19th September 2012: A small update squeezed in between yesterday's and the forthcoming locations update for It's Supposed to be Thicker Than Water... First off, thanks to Vince, three new images have been added to Locations - My Lamented Friend and Partner. John has also supplied a great shot of Bridgeman Street, which can be seen in Locations - You Can Always Find A Fall Guy and a little detail about the Glasgow stock footage locations from Locations - A Sentimental Journey has been added. Finally, an additional item concerning the High Canons gatehouse has been added to the Production Brief section of Programmes - It's Supposed to be Thicker Than Water.

Tuesday 18th September 2012: Major update! Programme Guide page added today for It's Supposed to be Thicker Than Water. Warning: may contain traces of white Jag...

Saturday 15th September 2012: A quick update to note an additional film location for the Edgwarebury Hotel (seen in Who Killed Cock Robin? and The House on Haunted Hill) - the Hammer film, The Devil Rides Out. Thanks to Rob Allan for letting us know.

Wednesday 22nd August 2012: Congratulations and many thanks to Anthony McKay, who has tracked down the Glasgow tenement location from A Sentimental Journey. Unfortunately, as with Ewhurst Manor before it, this location has been redeveloped, but it is good to pinpoint the actual point of filming. Please see Locations - A Sentimental Journey.

Sunday 9th July 2012: Several new and improved photographs courtesy of John and Vince added to Locations - The Smile Behind the Veil.

Wednesday 20th June 2012: Thanks to Vince's sterling work braving the appalling English summer, we now have most views of St. John's Wood High Street and Lauderdale Road photographed and added to Locations - My Late Lamented Friend and Partner and Locations - You Can Always Find A Fall Guy.

Tuesday 1st May 2012: Many thanks to Joan Street and Derek Allen of the Elstree and Borehamwood Museum for furnishing us with further detail about Ewhurst Manor, the 'country cottage' of But What A Sweet Little Room. Derek has also kindly given us permission to use a photograph that he took in 1958 of the adjoining cottage. All can be seen on But What A Sweet Little Room - The Hunt for De Crecy's.

Friday 27th April 2012: New today, the completed (for now!) Locations - The Smile Behind the Veil. Many thanks to Anthony McKay for his assistance with this one. Also today, I have revised Locations - My Late Lamented Friend and Partner to include DVD timings and one additional location (Shaftesbury Avenue). Locations - For the Girl Who Has Everything has also had DVD timings added. Finally today... Locations - A Sentimental Journey similarly brushed up and added to.

Thursday 26th April 2012: Doing a bit of back-tracking with the Location pages, adding back projection shots and title card backgrounds to the episodes we tackled early on. For starters, Locations - But What A Sweet Little Room has been updated with timings, back projection shots and has been rejigged a tiny bit.

Wednesday 25th April 2012: Today, I've completed and am pleased to present the Programmes page for The Smile Behind the Veil. Please note that while the associated locations page is linked from this page, it is currently a work in progress. Lastly today, with thanks to my mother Rita Hayes, it has now been possible to confirm the house number (37) of De Crecy's and to verify that the Cliffords lived at the property from 1958-1970. The only question still buzzing around my mind is whether the 'Ewhurst Manor' name was perhaps an invention for the magazine article in which it was mentioned. Getting there on this mystery...

Tuesday 24th April 2012: Some fine detective work from Claire Saunders has caused me to rethink the football match footage seen in But What A Sweet Little Room, now confirmed as being sourced from the 1963 FA Cup Final (as I thought) and the 1966 FIFA World Cup Final (which I can't believe I couldn't identify!). I've also spotted an incredible blooper for the same episode, with photographic evidence, which can be seen on the same page (along with an additional trivia item concerning the businesses sharing the Randall and Hopkirk office building). Claire has also kindly provided a photo of Wembley Stadium, which has been added to the Locations - But What A Sweet Little Room.

Monday 23rd April 2012: Minding the gaps... or rather, filling them. Thanks to Claire Saunders for pointing out we'd missed a view of Well End Road and we've added this to Locations - A Sentimental Journey. Thanks again to Alys Hayes and Vince Cox, this time for photos of Latimer which have been added to Locations - For the Girl Who Has Everything. Also, courtesy of Vince, a view of De Crecy's today (or more accurately, yesterday!) which has been added to Locations - But What A Sweet Little Room and also to Programmes - But What A Sweet Little Room: The Hunt for De Crecy's page, along with some additional detail by yours truly. Finally, a great addition to Locations - You Can Always Find A Fall Guy from Claire Saunders, who has sent in a 1996 photograph of the Page Street entrance of the now-demolished Westminster Hospital. Thanks to all who have made today's updates possible.

Sunday 22nd April 2012: Locations - Who Killed Cock Robin? has been updated once more. Just one more picture to add. Many thanks to Alys Hayes for the photos, taken at the Edgwarebury earlier today.

Saturday 21st April 2012: Today we've added a new Programme Guide page for Who Killed Cock Robin? and a locations page for the same episode. Also today, some subtle revisions to the Programmes - But What A Sweet Little Room: The Hunt for De Crecy's page.

Monday 26th March 2012: A brand new locations page added today: Locations - You Can Always Find A Fall Guy. If you can help us to identify the unknown roads on this page, please contact us. Thanks especially to Tony McKay for his help with this one.

Friday 23rd March 2012: A modest update today, to add a Trivia item relating to The Saint to the Programme Guide page for A Sentimental Journey.

Thursday 22nd March 2012: A brand new Programme Guide page has been added today, for You Can Always Find A Fall Guy, that is packed with information and comment.

Tuesday 20th March 2012: Some pottering around today. With thanks to Jaz Wiseman, the main photos on each Programme Guide episode page produced so far have been updated with better quality images. I've also been able to add photographs of Carol Cleveland and Judy Huxtable, both of whom filmed scenes as Laura Slade in For the Girl Who Has Everything.

Monday 19th March 2012: Further to yesterday's big news about Ewhurst Manor, today I have added a YouTube video of the George Harrison Marks film which led me to discover the location to the Programmes - But What A Sweet Little Room page. Please be warned that this is, while tame, of an adult nature. Also, thanks to the further researches of Anthony McKay, we can now also present accurate map and satellite views which demonstrate Ewhurst Manor's exact location prior to demolition and how it stood compared to the modern view.

Sunday 18th March 2012: A big big day for Randall and Hopkirk (Declassified), because we've found De Crecy's country home! It was in Borehamwood all the time, but was demolished in 1970. The house had a sleazy secret, which is revealed on the programme guide page for But What A Sweet Little Room, and the location information has been added to Locations: But What A Sweet Little Room. There's also an additional page, linked from 'And Finally...' on the programme guide page which goes into more detail about the naughty goings-on at the location. Direct link here.

Friday 24th February 2012: John's been out and about taking photos of Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) locations as they are now, focusing his lens upon Jeff's flat on St. John's Wood Road, Jeannie's flat on Lauderdale Road and the Holland Villas Road setting of A Sentimental Journey. All four existing locations pages have been revised as a result.

Monday 2nd January 2012: We're seeing in the New Year by adding a great new section by Vanessa Bergman which details the Origins of the series and looks at creator Dennis Spooner's initial proposal submission document and compares it to the series we know. Well worth a long look! Many thanks, Vanessa!

Saturday 31st December 2011: Programme Guide page now added for the fourth episode of the series, A Sentimental Journey. Happy New Year all! :)

Thursday 29th December 2011: Locations page now added for the fourth episode of the series, A Sentimental Journey. Programme Guide page to follow shortly.

Wednesday 21st December 2011: Programme Guide page and Locations page now added for the third episode of the series, For the Girl Who Has Everything. It's all coming together! :)

Sunday 18th December 2011: Thanks to Simon Coward for supplying eight additional Tyne Tees regional transmissions. Also, following a kind tip-off from Steve Arnold and a nod in the right direction from Simon, I've been able to track down most of the broadcast information for Scottish Television!

Saturday 17th December 2011: Delighted that I've managed to track down the full first broadcast run for the Grampian ITV region. Huzzah!

Friday 16th December 2011: Extensive programme guide page added for My Late Lamented Friend and Partner.

Sunday 4th December 2011: Work begins on Randall and Hopkirk (Declassified).

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