I've become fascinated with this place in the last few weeks, ever since it was asked about at another 'Locations' thread*. Much to my embarassment, I've kept thinking the building is called 'Stanley Hall' and even used it in the title of later posts. mariocki's reference to Shenley Hall is probably the reason I've subconciously merged the two buildings together (Stanmore and Shenley = 'Stanley Hall'). I'll get it right eventually! Anyway, with the help of other members - see below - I've realised how popular Stanmore Hall has been in various films and TV shows (notably for ITC), so I'd like to show how it's been used in some of them.
Location-spotting hasn't really been too much of an interest to me, let alone a strongpoint, but there have been a few places that caught the eye. Blow Up, which has attracted a lot of interest here lately, is one of them, A Hard Day's Night (as a Beatles fan) would be another, and of course Portmeirion in The Prisoner. But, as of last month, Stanmore Hall has now achieved just as much 'cult status' for me as the latter. This was how it was first seen in the Thriller episode Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are (1974):
An unusual 'fish-eye' view, shown during the Anthology series' trademark opening credits:
It also featured in The Saint
episode The House on Dragon's Rock
(1968) (must be the back view):
And Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
- All Work and No Pay
(1969), with Alfred Burke and Dudley Foster:
The colour seems to change during this shot where the camera pans down to reveal the Fosters' car.
I haven't finished scanning the images from these episodes yet so they might all get individual posts.
*i t v thriller 1974 - Britmovie - British Film Forum
Dedicated to howardmitchell, it's original poster (for inspiring this new interest), and ITC location experts
mariocki, who identified the building, and Anthony Mackay, provider of this link at the aforementioned thread:
TV shows and films featuring Stanmore Hall