Locations are presented in the order they first appeared in this episode. Where markedly different shots of one location are scattered throughout 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'.


"Sorrensen's House & Environs"

98 EATON PLACE
BELGRAVIA
LONDON SW1

Identified by:
Faithful Unto Death

In the episode: (00m00s) The camera fades up on Eaton Place and traffic approaches and passes.
 

Also appeared in:
Gideon's Way
- 'The Thin Red Line'
Man in a Suitcase - 'Burden of Proof'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(00m07s) The camera pans around and we see Jeff Randall's Vauxhall Victor parked on the corner leading into Chesham Street. Jeff is waiting for John Sorrensen to leave his house, which will permit him to meet with his client, Sorrensen's wife Fay.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(00m14s) First Minos, the manservant, and then John Sorrensen exit from the house (number 98).

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (House Private)

(00m20s) Minos sees Sorrensen into the back seat of the Rolls and the chauffeur drives off.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Houses Private)

(07m14s) In the aftermath of the murder of Fay Sorrensen, children play outside the house next door (number 100).

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (House Private)

(22m37s) After Marty's funeral, Jeff makes a call on John Sorrensen in the Vauxhall.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Houses Private)

(41m54s) After calling Sorrensen's bluff, Jeff and Marty wait in the Vauxhall at the roadside opposite the house. They discuss Sorrensen's likely actions. Their quarry leaves the house and waits by the roadside. A black cab pulls up and he enters. It leaves, turning left at the end of the road. Jeff follows.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(43m22s) Jeff heads off after the taxi.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"London at Night"

SHAFTESBURY AVENUE
SOHO
LONDON W1

Identified by:
Stephen Carter, July 2001

In the episode: (09m08s) Establishing shot of London theatreland, presumably close to the Randall and Hopkirk offices.

Note: The theatres depicted are The Apollo Theatre (left) and The Gielgud Theatre (right). There is of course an ITC connection in the play The Flip Side as the cast included William Gaunt of The Champions.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'It's Supposed to Be Thicker Than Water' and 'Could You Recognise the Man Again?'
The Saint
- 'The Talented Husband'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"Jeff and Marty's Office"

SPRINGFIELD ROAD
HARROW
MIDDLESEX HA1

Identified by:
Andy Hulse

In the episode: (09m14s) Jeff arrives at the Randall and Hopkirk offices, flicks away a cigarette and then enters.

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.
 

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...

...EARLY 1990s...

Status: Demolished

Access: None

...NOW

Status: Demolished

Access: None



"Marty is Murdered"

(4A)
ELGIN AVENUE &
LAUDERDALE ROAD
MAIDA VALE
LONDON W9

Identified by:
Sam Denham

In the episode: (10m49s) Driving home, Marty turns from Elgin Avenue into Lauderdale Road.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(4B)
LAUDERDALE ROAD
MAIDA VALE
LONDON W9

Identified by:
Sam Denham

(10m58s) Approaching the garage area, where Marty intends to park, a beatnik tries to get in, thinking Marty is pulling over to give him a lift.

 

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

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Private Garages)

(11m22s) As Marty pulls into the garage area, Hendy looks on.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(11m31s) Having left the beatnik behind, Marty pulls into the garage area, parks up and locks the car door. He makes off for his and Jeannie's flat on the other side of the road.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Private

(11m34s) Marty crosses the road.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Private House)

(11m38s) Too late, he turns and sees a car approaching at speed.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(11m39s) The car bears down upon its helpless victim.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(11m43s) Hendy watches on.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (House Private)

(11m43s) After hitting Marty, the car careers out of control and mounts the pavement to the right hand side of the road.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(11m46s) The car has come to a rest. The beatnik has seen everything and decides to exploit the situation. He runs to the stricken vehicle and opens the passenger door. He gets in and tries to extort money for his silence.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(11m57s) The car speeds off containing the killer and the beatnik. They leave in their wake a prone victim - Marty Hopkirk. Passers-by go to his aid, but the man declares that the young man is dead.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(27m34s) Establishing shot of Marty and Jeannie's flat.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Private House)



"The Cemetery"

ELSTREE STUDIOS BACKLOT
SHENLEY ROAD
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTS WD6

Identified by:
Andrew Pixley

In the episode: (12m23s) Mourners gather for Marty's funeral at the cemetery.

(20m00s) Jeff is drawn to the graveside by Marty, who reveals he was murdered.

(46m33s) Jeannie leaves flowers on Marty's grave and then Marty tells Jeff that he is has to remain on Earth and will help the business. 

Since filming: The Elstree backlot is greatly changed since filming, and a Tesco's superstore stands on 12 acres of former Elstree Studios land. Little remains that is recognisable.

The remaining backlot land is poisoned with asbestos due to waste disposal by previous owners. We do not recommend visits to private sites, but this is one where such a visit would be a foolhardy trespass.
 

Also appeared (as a cemetery) in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
- 'The Smile Behind the Veil', 'Whoever Heard of a Ghost Dying?' and 'Somebody Just Walked Over My Grave'
Department S
- 'The Double Death of Charlie Crippen'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered (Recognisable)

Access: Private



"Jeff's Apartment Block"

HANOVER HOUSE
ST. JOHN'S WOOD HIGH STREET
ST. JOHN'S WOOD
LONDON NW8

Identified by:
Sam Denham

In the episode: (12m56s) After Marty's funeral, the action moves to Jeff's apartment, the change of location marked with this establishing shot.

 

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

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Private House)



"Happy Lee's House"

60 EATON MEWS NORTH
BELGRAVIA
LONDON SW1

Identified by:
Sam Denham

In the episode: (24m01s) Jeff Randall visits Eaton Mews North to speak to Happy Lee, hoping she can cast some light on the road accident in which Marty was killed.
 

Also appeared in:
Danger Man -
'Fair Exchange'
The Baron - 'The Edge of Fear'
Return of the Saint (Simon Templar's flat - No. 36) - 'The Debt Collectors',
'The Nightmare Man', 'Signal Stop',
'Tower Bridge is Falling Down',
'The Obono Affair', 'Assault Force', 'Yesterday’s Hero', 'The Arrangement' and
'The Armageddon Alternative'

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(24m08s) Having parked the Vauxhall, Jeff approaches the front door of Happy Lee's flat (number 60).

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Private House)



"Jeff Drives Off"

QUEENS GATE MEWS,
QUEEN'S GATE TERRACE &
GORE STREET
BROMPTON
LONDON SW7

Identified by:
RAHDAS members / Geoff Dodd

In the episode: (31m08s) Jeff and Marty leave Jeannie at her flat, and take off in the Vauxhall, out of Queens Gate Mews, across Queens Gate Terrace and over the Gore Street junction. They discuss progress on the case and decide to visit the beatnik Hendy at the hotel where he is staying.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"Hendy's Hotel"

QUEENSBOROUGH TERRACE
BAYSWATER
LONDON W2

In the episode: (31m56s) Establishing shot of the hotel where Hendy is staying.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"Leaving the Hotel"

(10A)
QUEENS GATE MEWS
BROMPTON
LONDON SW7

In the episode: (37m57s) Leaving the hotel after interrogating Hendy, Jeff and Marty drive out of Queens Gate Mews.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(10B)
QUEEN'S GATE TERRACE
BROMPTON
LONDON SW7

In the episode: (38m02s) They turn right into Queen's Gate Terrace.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"Passing St. Paul's Cathedral"

ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD
CITY OF LONDON
LONDON EC4M

Identified by:
Mike Richardson

In the episode: (43m22s) The shot opens on the scaffolded St Paul's Cathedral and quickly pans down to the road.
 

Also appeared in:
Gideon's Way -
'Fall High, Fall Hard'
Man in a Suitcase -
'The Boston Square'
The Protectors -
'A Kind of Wild Justice'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(43m38s) Sorrensen passes St Paul's Cathedral in a taxi. Jeff follows in the Vauxhall with Marty alongside him.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered

Access: Public



"Parking and Shadowing"

(12A)
WOOD STREET (North End)
CITY OF LONDON
LONDON EC2

Identified by:
Faithful Unto Death

In the episode: (43m39s) Sorrensen's taxi slows and parks in Wood Street.

 

THEN...

Also appeared in:
The Avengers
- 'Hunt the Man Down'
The Baron - 'Something for a Rainy Day'
The Champions - 'The Invisible Man'

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(43m46s) Jeff drives the Vauxhall down Wood Street, passes the parked taxi, and slowly turns into St Alphage Garden.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered

Access: Public

(12B)
ST. ALPHAGE GARDEN
CITY OF LONDON
LONDON EC2

Identified by:
Faithful Unto Death

In the episode: (43m51s) Jeff parks the Vauxhall on St Alphage Garden, exits the car and makes for cover across the road.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(44m02s) Jeff (Mike Pratt) stands backed up against the wall as Sorrensen approaches from the taxi.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(44m12s) Marty appears and watches Sorrensen walk past. He walks towards camera and watches Sorrensen head off towards the London Wall junction.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(12C)
WOOD STREET (South End)
CITY OF LONDON
LONDON EC2

Identified by:
Faithful Unto Death

In the episode: (44m16s) Sorrensen crosses London Wall and enters the south end of Wood Street.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered

Access: Public

(44m21s) Jeff and Marty follow Sorrensen into the south end of Wood Street.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered

Access: Public

(44m29s) Sorrensen's hired assassins communicate with him from the steps of St Alphage High Walk, looking into the north end of Wood Street.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered

Access: Public



"Hunting Jeff Down"

(13A)
ACCESS WALKWAY
WOOD STREET
CITY OF LONDON
LONDON EC2

In the episode: (45m01s) Jeff and Marty hide but are spotted by the assassins, who run towards them with "shooters". As Jeff runs off, they dash towards the waiting Ford Cortina, where Sorrensen is waiting.

Since filming: This part of St Alphage High Walk, which surrounds the Museum of London, was demolished during a recent redevelopment.
 
Also appeared in:
The Protectors
- 'Petard'

THEN...

...2000...

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

...NOW

Status: Demolished

Access: None

(13B)
WOOD STREET &
FORE STREET
CITY OF LONDON
LONDON EC2

In the episode: (45m31s) The assassins' car pursues Jeff down Wood Street, past Roman House (see Location 12B), and into Fore Street (seen here).

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(13C)
FORE STREET & MOOR LANE
CITY OF LONDON
LONDON EC2

In the episode: (45m50s) The Cortina bears down upon Jeff and it is up to Marty to somehow save his friend. A discarded newspaper sheet provides the answer and Marty blows it onto the car windscreen. The vehicle crashes into a lamppost just past the entrance to Moor Lane.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(46m16s) A police car screams around the corner from Moor Lane and pulls up in the middle of Fore Street by the crashed car.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(46m23s) With the police mopping up and arresting the criminals, Jeff and Marty congratulate themselves on a job well done.

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
Modern photos:
© Vince Cox and John Holburn
2000 photo of Wood Street access walkway
© Stephen Carter / A Guide to Avengerland
'Also appeared in' and certain location information:
Anthony McKay

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