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.

 


"Glasgow Tenement Blocks"

 

MACLEAN STREET
(GOVAN ROAD END)
GLASGOW G51
SCOTLAND

 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay, 2012

 

(05:03) Establishing stock footage shot of the tenement block where Jeff Randall must pick up the ten thousand pound shipment.
 

 

 

 

THEN...

(05:06) The camera pans left and up past Welch's Store to a series of broken windows set in the tenement exterior above.

 

Since Filming: These buildings, at the Govan Road end of Maclean Street, were demolished in slum clearances that took place in Glasgow from the Sixties onwards. Identical buildings on the estate survived and these can be seen on Paisley Road West and Lorne Street, but the tenements seen in Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) are no longer there.

 

The Welch's Store building, which was at the Govan Road end of Maclean Street, has also been demolished.

 

 

THEN...

Watch a video of this stock footage (and more shot in the same location)

...NOW

Status: Demolished

Access: None



"Glasgow Central Station"

 

(2A)
GLASGOW CENTRAL STATION
79 GORDON STREET
GLASGOW G1

 

(06:55) Establishing stock footage shot of Gordon Road, Glasgow.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(06:59) The camera swings around to the right and we see the facade of Glasgow Central Station.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(07:01) A view from the concourse of Glasgow Central Station.
 

(07:09) Platform 9 and 10 entrance.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered

Access: Public

(2B)
EUSTON STATION
EUSTON ROAD
SOMERS TOWN
LONDON NW1

 

Identified by:
Alan Field, 2010

 

(07:12 / 07:26) Stock footage shot of a train leaving Euston Station, Platform 15, in this instance intended to represent a platform at Glasgow Central Station.
 

(08:27) The train speeds through countryside en route for London.
 

(13:25 / 15:13 / 18:48) The train speeds through the night.
 

(19:32) Daybreak and the train journey continues.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"By Road to Seymour's Gym"

 

(3A)
HOLLAND VILLAS ROAD
KENSINGTON & CHELSEA
LONDON W14

 

Identified by:
John Holburn, 2011

 

(20:40) Seymour's chauffeur drives Dandy Garrison and Jeff Randall from the railway station to Seymour's gymnasium.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(21:20) Some way further, Dandy indicates that they are nearly there.
 

Spotter's Note: In reality, the optically printed background between the first and second shots on Holland Villas Road is from Chesham Place (see Process Shot Backgrounds at the foot of this page), and there is next to no physical distance between the shot above and this one.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"Escaping from Seymour's
Gymnasium"

 

ELSTREE STUDIOS BACKLOT
SHENLEY ROAD
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

 

Identified by:
Mike Richardson

 

(23:12) Jeff escapes from Seymour's clutches after Dandy's double-cross and, at Marty's insistence, jumps from a high wall into a pile of builder's sand. Seymour's henchmen pile out of the building after him, but Marty creates a sandstorm allowing Jeff to evade capture.
 

(28:48) Marty looks up at Dandy's Hotel (location 6I, below).
 

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

THEN...

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Demolished

Access: None



"Picked Up by the Police"

 

(5A)
Service Road
off CARDINAL AVENUE
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

 

(23:53) Jeff runs down the service road towards Cardinal Avenue.
 

Since Filming: In December 2011 when we went to photograph this location, we discovered that the building at the end of the service road (the Borehamwood Village Hall) had just been demolished. Here it is, photographed just before it was taken down:
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable (Altered)

Access: Private

(5B)
CARDINAL AVENUE
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

 

(23:58) Jeff is beckoned into the waiting police car by Detective Sergeant Watts.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(24:00) Jeff enters and the patrol car pulls away.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"Exclusive London Hotels"

 

(6A)
GROSVENOR HOUSE HOTEL
PARK LANE
LONDON W1

 

(27:35) The first of the exclusive London hotels where Marty searches for Dandy Garrison.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(6B)
ROYAL GARDEN HOTEL
2-24 KENSINGTON HIGH STREET
LONDON W8

 

Identified by:
Marishka von Saatz, 2002

 

(27:42) The second of the exclusive London hotels where Marty searches for Dandy Garrison.
 

Also appeared in:
The Saint -
'Invitation to Danger'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered

Access: Public

(27:47) A view of the drop-off point at the front reception of the Royal Garden Hotel.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered

Access: Public

(6C)
CARLTON TOWER HOTEL
CADOGAN PLACE
LONDON SW1X

 

Identified by:
Wyn Roberts, 2001

 

(27:53) The third of the exclusive London hotels where Marty searches for Dandy Garrison.
 

Since Filming: The hotel is now called the Jameirah Carlton Tower Hotel.
 

Also appeared in:
Department S -
'The Duplicated Man'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered

Access: Public

(6D)
LONDON HILTON
22 PARK LANE
MAYFAIR
LONDON W1K

 

(28:24) The fourth of the exclusive London hotels where Marty searches for Dandy Garrison.
 

Since Filming: The hotel is now called the London Hilton on Park Lane.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'Just for the Record'
The Saint -
'The Lawless Lady'
The Champions - 'To Trap A Rat' and 'Nutcracker'
Department S - 'The Trojan Tanker'
The Adventurer - 'Full Fathom Five'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered

Access: Public

(28:28) The camera pans up to the tower of the Hilton Hotel.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(6E)
THE DORCHESTER
PARK LANE
LONDON W1K

 

(28:30) The fifth of the exclusive London hotels where Marty searches for Dandy Garrison.
 

Also appeared in:
The Champions -
'The Gilded Cage' and 'Full Circle'
Department S - 'One of Our Aircraft is Empty'
Strange Report - 'Report 2493 - Kidnap: Whose Pretty Girl Are You?' and 'Report 3906 - Covergirls: Last Year's Model'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(6F)
THE HERTFORD HOTEL
104-105 BAYSWATER ROAD
LONDON W2

 

(28:33) The sixth of the exclusive London hotels where Marty searches for Dandy Garrison.
 

Since Filming: The hotel is now the called the Thistle Kensington Gardens.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered

Access: Public

(6G)
ROYAL LANCASTER HOTEL
LANCASTER TERRACE
LONDON W2

 

(28:36) The seventh of the exclusive London hotels where Marty searches for Dandy Garrison.
 

Since Filming: The hotel is now called the Lancaster London.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(6H)
THE SAVOY
(REAR ENTRANCE)
SAVOY PLACE
LONDON WC2R

 

(28:42) The eighth of the exclusive London hotels where Marty searches for Dandy Garrison.
 

Also appeared in:
The Baron -
'The Edge of Fear'
Department S - 'A Small War of Nerves'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(6I)
PARK HOUSE
116 PARK STREET
LONDON W1

 

Identified by:
Sam Denham

 

(28:45) The final exclusive London hotel where Marty searches for Dandy Garrison.
 

(30:05) Jeff's Vauxhall parked outside Dandy's hotel.
 

Also appeared in:
The Saint - 'The Man Who Liked Toys', 'Escape Route' and 'The Power Artists'
Gideon's Way -
'The Millionaire's Daughter'
The Baron - 'Epitaph for a Hero'

THEN...

THEN...

...2008...

...NOW

Status: Demolished

Access: None



"Jeff's Apartment"

 

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

 

Identified by:
Sam Denham

 

(28:00) Establishing shot of Jeff's apartment.
 

(28:15) The view from Jeff's window showing Tony's car pulling up.
 

(28:52) Jeff waits outside in his car whilst Seymour's men are inside.
 

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

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Private House)

(29:29) Seymour's men come out of the apartment block and go to their car.
 

(29:55) The car pulls out and passes Jeff's Vauxhall.

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Private House)



"Dandy and Tony on the Road"

 

(8A)
WELL END ROAD
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

 

Identified by:
John Holburn, 2011

 

(36:50) Dandy and Tony drive off with their bounty (passing the junction with Potters Lane).
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'The Smile Behind the Veil'
H.G. Wells' Invisible Man -
'Picnic with Death'
The Saint - 'The Rough Diamonds', 'The Paper Chase', 'Legacy for the Saint' and 'The Man Who Gambled with Life'
The Avengers - 'Silent Dust' and 'The Town of No Return'
The Prisoner - 'The Girl Who Was Death'
 

Feature Films:
The Old Curiosity Shop (1934)

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(38:24) Dandy and Tony drive towards Well End.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(38:55) Dandy and Tony (and Marty) drive towards Well End (optically printed background).
 

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(38:58) Dandy and Tony drive through Well End and past Well End Lodge.
 

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Private House)

(43:28) After Dandy has given Tony the slip, she drives back down Well End Road, past Well End Lodge.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (Private House)

(8B)
LONDON ROAD
nr. PURSLEY FARM
SHENLEY
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6
 

Identified by:
Sam Denham, 1989

 

(40:49) Dandy and Tony drive through Shenley.
 

Spotter's Note: London Road is a continuation of Well End Road and Silver Hill.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'You Can Always Find a Fall Guy' and 'All Work and No Pay'
The Avengers -
'A Surfeit of H2O'
Gideon's Way - 'The Great Plane Robbery'
Department S - 'The Man in the Elegant Room' and 'The Pied Piper of Hambledown'
 

Feature Films:
The Old Curiosity Shop (1934)

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(41:23) Dandy and Tony drive through Shenley.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(41:34) Dandy has Tony check for a noise she has heard towards the back of the car. While he is checking and Marty looks on, she drives off without him.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(8C)
RECTORY LANE JUNCTION
RIDGE HILL
SHENLEY
HERTFORDSHIRE WD7

 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay

 

(42:26) Dandy drives the limousine towards the junction with the A6 (now redesignated the B556).
 

Also appeared in:
The Saint -
'The Chequered Flag'
The Prisoner - 'The Girl Who Was Death'
Journey to the Unknown - 'Poor Butterfly'
The Protectors - 'Dragon Chase'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered

Access: Public

(42:37) Dandy turns on to the A6 (now redesignated the B556) and heads towards St Albans.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered

Access: Public

(8D)
SILVER HILL
SHENLEY
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6
 

Identified by:
Mike Richardson, 1989

 

(43:35) In the limousine, Dandy speeds down Silver Hill towards Shenley and Marty clocks a 'LONDON 20 Mls' sign.
 

Spotter's Note: Silver Hill is a continuation of Well End Road.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'The Smile Behind the Veil', 'All Work and No Pay'
The Avengers -
'Too Many Christmas Trees', 'The Cybernauts', 'Room Without a View', 'The Town of No Return', 'The Girl from Auntie', 'What the Butler Saw', 'A Touch of Brimstone', 'A Sense of History', 'The House That Jack Built', 'Honey for the Prince', 'How to Succeed ... at Murder', 'The Bird Who Knew Too Much', 'Never, Never Say Die', 'Return of the Cybernauts', 'Murdersville' and 'Killer'
The Baron - 'Something for a Rainy Day'
The Prisoner - 'Many Happy Returns', 'The Girl Who Was Death' and 'Fall Out'
Department S - 'The Treasure of the Costa Del Sol' and 'The Man from 'X''
The Protectors - 'Trial'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(44:03) A little while later, Dandy drives up Silver Hill. As the car speeds by, Marty materialises on the roadside.
 

Spotter's Note: The car appears to have been going back and forth up and down this and the adjoining sections of Well End Road in this episode!

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(44:08) Marty watches the car drive off into the distance.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(45:05) After reporting back to Jeff at the police station, Marty reappears at the roadside.
 

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered

Access: Public



"Leaving Seymour's Gym"

 

CLARENDON ROAD
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay and Annette Hill

 

(37:15) Jeff walks away from Seymour's gymnasium.

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(37:19) A police car speeds round the corner into Clarendon Road.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(37:26) It pulls up alongside Jeff and he gets in the back.
 

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"Police Station"

 

WEST HENDON POLICE STATION
EDGWARE ROAD
HENDON
LONDON NW4

 

Identified by:
Geoff Dodd, December 2006

 

(42:45) Establishing shot of the police station where Jeff awaits news from Marty.
 

Since Filming: West Hendon Police Station has moved to new premises on Vivian Avenue and this building, still owned by the Metropolitan Police Authority, was renamed 'Julian Headon House' in 2004 after a respected Detective Chief Inspector who died in February of that year. The building has been renovated and heavily modernised in recent years and today houses the Specialist Crime Directorate for the area.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'The Trouble with Women'
Department S -
'The Shift That Never Was'
Journey to the Unknown - 'The Madison Equation'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered

Access: Public



"Longton Airfield"

 

ELSTREE AERODROME
HOGG LANE
ELSTREE
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

 

Identified by:
Mike Richardson, 1989

 

(47:17) Jeff and the Police arrive ahead of Dandy Garrison.
 

(47:52 / 47:58) Dandy drives into Longton Airfield and parks up.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'Money to Burn'
H.G. Wells' Invisible Man -
'Point of Destruction' and 'Flight into Darkness'
Danger Man - 'The Island', 'Don't Nail Him Yet', and 'Have a Glass of Wine'
The Saint - 'The Damsel in Distress', 'The Man Who Gambled with Life' and 'Double Take'
Gideon's Way - 'The Alibi Man'
The Baron - 'The Legions of Ammak'
The Champions - 'The Gun-Runners' and 'The Invisible Man'
Department S - 'The Trojan Tanker','Handicap Dead' and 'One of Our Aircraft is Empty'
The Adventurer - 'Somebody Doesn't Like Me'
The Protectors - 'Talkdown'
Return of the Saint - 'Assault Force'
Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense - 'A Distant Scream'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(48:10) Dandy makes for the Reception hut.
 

(48:17) Dandy outside the Reception hut.
 

(48:28) Dandy walks to the plane.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered

Access: Public

(48:43) Dandy runs for the plane, but Marty is blowing it away and the police are in hot pursuit...
 

(48:55) Dandy is apprehended by the police and led away.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public


 

(A)
CHESHAM PLACE
BELGRAVIA
LONDON SW1

 

Identified by:
Peter Astaire, April 2012

 

(19:53) Seymour's chauffeur drives Dandy and Jeff to Seymour's gym. They turn into Chesham Place from Belgrave Square and pass Lowndes Place and start to turn into Lyall Street.

THEN...

(20:26) Having continued along Chesham Place, they start to turn into Lyall Street.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'The Trouble with Women'

THEN...

(B)
CARDINAL AVENUE
& SHENLEY ROAD
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6
 

(24:02 / 24:09) Det Sgt Watt beckons Jeff to join him in the police car. He asks if Jeff saw Sam Seymour. The car starts and heads out onto Shenley Road.

THEN...

(C)
SHENLEY ROAD
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

 

(24:18) Jeff and Watt discuss developments in the case as they travel down the high street.

 

(38:11) The police car, having picked Jeff up for a second time, progresses along Shenley Road.

 

Also appeared in:
This high street location is also used extensively in ITC programming.

THEN...

(D)
CLARENDON ROAD
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

 

(37:31) Clarendon Road seen through the police car's back and windows.

THEN...

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

 

Identified by:
Sam Denham

 

(28:54 / 29:28 / 29:59 / 30:02) Jeff's apartment block seen from the Vauxhall.
 

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

THEN...

(29:32 / 29:38 / 29:45) Seymour's call Seymour from the car with the  'Hanover House, 25 to 36' glass sign above the entrance behind them.
 

 

THEN... Blu-ray

...NOW

 

(F)
ALDENHAM ROAD
ELSTREE
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6
 

Identified by:
Alan Hayes, April 2012

 

(36:54) Dandy and Tony drive through the countryside and Marty appears in the back of their car.

THEN...

(G)
LETCHMORE HEATH
HERTFORDSHIRE WD25

 

Identified by:
Anthony McKay

 

(42:07) Dandy drives, unaware of her passenger.

THEN...

(H)
WELL END ROAD
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6
 

Identified by:
Mike Richardson, 1989

 

(38:28 / 38:51 / 38:58) The car speeds towards and then through Well End.
 

 

THEN...

(I)
SILVER HILL
SHENLEY
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6
 

Identified by:
Mike Richardson, 1989

 

(40:51) The car travels up Silver Hill and past the entrance to High Canons .
 

(46:10) Passing along Silver Hill.
 

Spotter's Note: Silver Hill is a continuation of Well End Road.

THEN...

(J)
ELSTREE AERODROME
HOGG LANE
ELSTREE
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

 

Identified by:
Mike Richardson, 1989

 

(47:29 / 47:55 / 48:13 / 48:23) Airfield.
 

(48:02) Dandy gets out of the car.
 

(48:31) From inside the car, Marty sees what Dandy's making for and decides to intervene.

THEN...


 

Certain information reprinted with permission from the excellent A Guide to Avengerland website. Our grateful thanks to Anthony McKay for his kind co-operation and many years' work in location hunting.

 

We are also indebted to the researches of Vanessa Bergman and members of RAHDAS,
the former Randall and Hopkirk Appreciation Society.

 
 

Section compiled by: John Holburn, Anthony McKay, Alan Hayes and Vince Cox
Blu-ray grabs by:
Geoff Dodd and Craig Robins
Official Photographer:
Craig Robins (images )
Other photos:
Vince Cox, Alys Hayes and John Holburn
Julian Headon House photo
Geoff Dodd / A Guide to Avengerland
'Also appeared in' and certain location information:
Anthony McKay

 

Please note that Blu-ray grabs have been regraded to highlight details of the filming locations
and are therefore not representative of the actual look of the Blu-rays (which are graded appropriately!).

 

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