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'.


"The Cemetery"

ELSTREE STUDIOS BACKLOT
SHENLEY ROAD
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTS WD6

Identified by:
Andrew Pixley

In the episode: (00m00s) Jeannie visits Marty's grave to leave flowers. He watches over her as she does so and remains to witness the funeral of Caroline Seaton which takes place directly afterwards.

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)
- 'My Late Lamented Friend and Partner', '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



"London Streets"

(2A)
WEST END LANE
WEST HAMPSTEAD
LONDON NW6

Identified by:
Alan Field, June 2008

In the episode: (02m25s) Establishing shot of a London street.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(2B)
FRITH STREET
SOHO
LONDON W1

Identified by:
Anthony McKay

In the episode: (02m33s) Establishing shot of a London street.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'Could You Recognise the Man Again?'
The Saint - 'The Man Who Was Lucky' and 'Iris'
Gideon's Way - 'The Big Fix'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(2C)
OLD COMPTON STREET
SOHO
LONDON W1

Identified by:
Marishka von Saatz, 2002

In the episode: (02m41s) Establishing shot of a London street, supposedly that where the Randall and Hopkirk agency is based.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'Could You Recognise the Man Again?' and 'Just for the Record'
H.G. Wells' Invisible Man -
'Blind Justice'
The Protectors - 'A Kind of Wild Justice' and 'Zeke's Blues'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"Roads Around Stonehurst
and Lynstead Acres Farm"

(3A)
WELL END ROAD
WELL END
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

Identified by:
Michael Richardson, 1989

In the episode: (05m54s) As the Seaton entourage make their way back to Stonehurst from the funeral, the car passes Well End Lodge (opposite side of the road seen in optically printed background through car windows).
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'A Sentimental Journey'
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'

Films:
The Old Curiosity Shop (1934)

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(3B)
BUCKETTSLAND LANE
WELL END
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

Identified by:
Michael Richardson, 1989

In the episode: (06m16s) The Seatons and their staff return home from the funeral.

(09m32s) Marty changes the signpost.

(09m44s) Jeff sees the signpost and makes a detour.
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'Somebody Just Walked Over My Grave'
The Avengers -
'Silent Dust' and 'Super Secret Cypher Snatch'
The Saint - 'The Fiction Makers' and 'Legacy for the Saint'
The Baron - 'The Maze'
The Prisoner - 'The Girl Who Was Death'
Journey to the Unknown - 'Poor Butterfly'
The Protectors - 'King Con', 'One and One Makes One' and 'Sugar and Spice'

Television:
Thriller - 'Once the Killing Starts'

Films:
Digby, The Biggest Dog in the World (1973)

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(3C)
RECTORY LANE
nr. KEEPERS LODGE
SHENLEY
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

Identified by:
Anthony McKay and Annette Hill

In the episode: (09m15s) On his way towards Gouldhurst, where he is meeting a client, he passes the Keepers Lodge.
 

Also appeared in:
The Saint - 'Where the Money Is'

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(3D)
SILVER HILL
SHENLEY
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

Identified by:
Anthony McKay

In the episode: (09m25s) Jeff makes his way towards Gouldhurst. (Optically printed background of Silver Hill to High Canons, played in reverse.)

(16m45s) Grant drives Jeff's car, with the unconscious private investigator lying on the back seat, up Silver Hill to the white rails near High Canons. (World Backgrounds BP 102.)
 

Also appeared in:
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) -
'A Sentimental Journey', '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: Altered

Access: Public

(3E)
RECTORY LANE
nr. GRASSFIELD FARM
SHENLEY
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

Identified by:
Anthony McKay and Annette Hill

In the episode: (10m02s) Jeff continues on his way, passing Grassfield Farm.

Since Filming: The high roofed building seen behind Jeff's car still stands but is now obscured by foliage.
 
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(3F)
UNKNOWN ROAD (i)

In the episode: (10m07s) Marty blows the tree branch so as to obscure the direction sign pointing towards Gouldhurst. Jeff drives past, oblivious.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Not located

Access: Public

(3G)
UNKNOWN ROAD (ii)

In the episode: (10m48s) Jeff is parked up, consulting a map, opposite the Stonehurst entrance. Brooks leaves in his Hillman Minx.

(11m10s) Jeff decides to drive into the house to ask for directions.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Not located

Access: Public

(3H)
RIDGE HILL FARM JUNCTION
RECTORY LANE
SHENLEY
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

Identified by:
Anthony McKay

In the episode: (27m07s) Jeff drives past a post box.

Since filming: The postbox has been removed and the foliage on the island cut back and removed entirely. Brickwork remains of the postbox can still be seen at the foot of the mound.
 

Also appeared in:
H.G. Wells' Invisible Man
- 'Shadow Bomb'
The Avengers - 'The House That Jack Built' and 'Dead Man's Treasure'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Altered

Access: Public

(27m12s) Jeff heads downhill and is followed by Grant in the Princess.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(3I)
UNKNOWN ROAD (iii)

In the episode: (41m33s) Hooper drives Seaton along a road near the farm. Seaton has decided that Hooper and Grant should throw Jeff down the well at Lynstead Acres Farm.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Not located

Access: Public

(3J)
UNKNOWN ROAD (iv)

In the episode: (43m01s) A sports car speeds up a road near the farm.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Not located

Access: Public

(3K)
ROWLEY LANE
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

Identified by:
Vince Cox

In the episode: (43m04s) Donald flags the car down, hoping for a lift, but is crestfallen to discover that it is Cynthia driving (reverse angle of same road).

Since filming: The tree to the left of frame has been cut down since 2009, but the base of its trunk can still be clearly seen.
 
 

THEN...

...2009...

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"The Seaton Residence"

DYRHAM PARK COUNTRY CLUB
GALLEY LANE
BARNET EN5

Identified by:
Anthony McKay and Annette Hill

In the episode: (06m25s) The Seatons arrive back at their country home in Stonehurst.

(10m35s) The Seaton's solictor, Mr Brooks, exits the house having read the Will of Caroline Seaton.
 

Also appeared in:
The Saint - 'The Invisible Millionaire' and 'The Noble Sportsman'

Films:
The Strange World of Planet X (1957)
The Secret of My Success (1965)

 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Private

(10m41s) Brooks reverses the car and heads for the main gate.

(11m07s) Jeff arrives at the house.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Private

(14m41s) Grant's Vanden Plas Princess and Jeff's Vauxhall are parked outside the Seaton mansion.

(16m16s) Seaton and his men drag Jeff to his car. Grant and Seaton head off for the river.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Private

(22m52s) View of the Seaton mansion from across the pond.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Private



"The River"

(5A)
TYKES WATER LAKE
ALDENHAM COUNTRY PARK
ELSTREE
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

Identified by:
Michael Richardson, 1989

In the episode: (16m59s) Seaton's men drive the two cars on to the bridge across the river. They pull up and manhandle Jeff from the back seat of the Vauxhall.
 

Also appeared in:
The Fox - Pilot Episode
H.G. Wells' Invisible Man - 'Bank Raid'
The Avengers - 'Two's A Crowd', 'Silent Dust', 'The Hour That Never Was', 'Small Game for Big Hunters', 'Honey for the Prince', 'Never, Never Say Die', 'Epic', 'You Have Just Been Murdered', 'The Positive Negative Man', 'Split!', 'Look - (Stop Me If You've Heard This One) But There Were These Two Fellers', 'Super Secret Cypher Snatch', 'Game', 'They Keep Killing Steed', 'The Interrogators', 'All Done With Mirrors', 'Thingumajig' and Series 6 UK Title Sequence
The Saint - 'Flight Plan' and 'Little Girl Lost'
The Champions - 'The Survivors' and 'The Final Countdown'
Here Come the Double Deckers! - 'Summer Camp'
Jason King - 'An Author in Search of Two Characters'
The Adventurer - 'Return to Sender'
The Professionals - 'Lawson's Last Stand'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Private

(17m25s) Grant and Hooper roll Jeff off the parapet and into the river below.
 

Other Television:
Spyder's Web
- 'The Executioners'
The Mrs Bradley Mysteries - 'Speedy Death'

Films:
633 Squadron (1964)
Doctor Terror's House of Horrors (1965)
Taste the Blood of Dracula (1969)
Mosquito Squadron (1969)
The Abominable Dr Phibes (1971)
Demons of the Mind (1971)
Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)
Fear in the Night (1972)
The Monster Club (1980)

Music Promotional Films:
Paul McCartney & Wings: Mary Had a Little Lamb (1972)

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Private

(5B)
WATER TANK
ELSTREE STUDIOS
SHENLEY ROAD
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

In the episode: (17m55s) Jeff's inert body drifts under the bridge and towards the river bank. Marty tries to think of a way to save his friend from a watery grave. Before long, Marty is seeing another ghost - Jeff's!

Since filming: The water tank behind Elstree Studios was situated on part of the site purchased from the studios by Tesco plc. The tank has been filled in and the land remains otherwise undeveloped behind the Tesco store.
 

Also appeared in:
Used extensively in ITC productions and other television and films produced at Elstree Studios.

 

THEN...

...AERIAL VIEW - 1966...

 

...AERIAL VIEW - 2012...

...NOW

Status: Redeveloped

Access: Private



"Lynstead Acres Farm"

(6A)
ROWLEY FARM
ROWLEY LANE
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

Identified by:
Anthony McKay, Sam Denham
and Annette Hill, 1989

In the episode: (27m21s) Jeff arrives at the farm to talk to Dyson. Seen from outside, Dyson spies his unwelcome visitor and retreats within the barn.

(27m43s) Jeff walks from the car to the barn.

(28m12s) Grant arrives at the farm in the Vanden Plas Princess.

(29m30s) Establishing shot of Grant's car.

Since Filming: The barn in which the action takes place remains but the adjoining barn buildings have been demolished.
 

Also appeared in:
The Avengers - 'Silent Dust'

Films:
The Old Curiosity Shop (1934)

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable/Altered

Access: Private

(40m25s) The camera pans down from the barn to show the Princess arriving and Donald Seaton and Randall being motioned out of the car by the fake Seaton. Hooper opens the outhouse door, where they are to be imprisoned.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Private

(42m27s) Donald Seaton makes a break for it.

(42m37s) Jeff fights with Hooper in the pond.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Private

(6B)
THE BARN (LOCATION INTERIOR)
ROWLEY FARM
ROWLEY LANE
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

(25m55s) Seaton visits Dyson at his farm to warn him about strangers poking around.

(27m18s) Dyson is in the barn, rearranging hay bales. Hearing Jeff's car pull up outside, he goes to the door to investigate.

(27m36s) Dyson, realising Jeff has seen him, picks up and loads his rife and hides himself within the barn.

(27m55s) Jeff explores the barn, knowing that Dyson is somewhere inside.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Private

(28m37s) Grant arrives, having followed Jeff, enters the barn and climbs the ladder into the roof area. Dyson, at the opposite end of the barn roof, is about to shoot Jeff, who is below him. However, Grant mistakes Dyson for Jeff and shoots the farmer, who falls from the rafters.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Private

(29m34s) The fake Seaton arrives at Lynstead Acres Farm and discovers that Grant has killed Dyson and not Randall.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Private

(6C)
ROWLEY LANE
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

(43m58s) Marty materialises on the Elmstead Road outside the entrance to Lynstead Acres Farm, searching for inspiration that might help save Jeff from his predicament in the well. He notices that from a sign on the gate that the well is a wishing well.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public

(44m26s) Marty enlists the help of two hikers to get Jeff out of the well.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"Offices of Brooks the Solicitor"

ROMELAND HILL
ST ALBANS
HERTFORDSHIRE AL3

Identified by:
Anthony McKay and Annette Hill

In the episode: (26m43s) Jeff leaves Brooks' offices and walks to the parked Vauxhall.
 

Also appeared in:
The Avengers - 'The Morning After'

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public (House Private)

(26m46s) Grant, in the Vanden Plas Princess, slowly drives up the hill, waiting for Jeff to pull out, after which Grant tails him.

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Recognisable

Access: Public



"The Wishing Well"

UNKNOWN

possibly
ELSTREE STUDIOS BACKLOT
SHENLEY ROAD
BOREHAMWOOD
HERTFORDSHIRE WD6

In the episode: (42m55s) Jeff gets thrown down the well by Hooper and Grant.

(43m16s) Establishing shot of the well.

(44m58s) The two hikers walk up to the well and prepare to make a wish. They end up granting Jeff's instead.
 

THEN...

...NOW

Status: Not located

Access: Unknown

 

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, Alys Hayes and John Holburn
'Also appeared in' and certain location information:
Anthony McKay

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