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    It's from an episode of 'The Professionals' filmed in October 1977 around a 15-mile radius of Harefield, Middx.



    Anyone have an idea to what village would have this type of house whether it be Watford, or Beaconsfield, I'd apprecaite any help or ideas, no matter how vague.



    Thanks.

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    Looks like one for Alan F's sleuthing. I suspect more images putting it into a wider context would help.

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    Somewhere nthat's been posh for about a hundred years, but farmland before that. Has a Weybridge/Banstead/Wimbledon look, but if you want somewhere further North, Golders Green??

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    name='penfold']Somewhere nthat's been posh for about a hundred years, but farmland before that. Has a Weybridge/Banstead/Wimbledon look, but if you want somewhere further North, Golders Green??


    More Weybridge/Banstead than Wimbledon. Wimbledon is more built up.

    Maybe Ewell/Bookham/Epsom or somewhere like that.

    That is, if you've looking to the SW of London. But Harefield is NW



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    It might be worth having a look around this website for locations,I would also recommended this site to Professional fans too. although it has not been updated since August 2007.



    I have nothing to do with this website so it is not a blatant plug for it either.





    'The Professionals' TV Series - Introduction

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    Thanks for the help - I know the site very well, and have contributed to it in the past.



    I was thinking the location was actually more Herts (Watford), Bucks (Beaconsfield), then south of the River.

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    name='45doyle']Thanks for the help - I know the site very well, and have contributed to it in the past.



    I was thinking the location was actually more Herts (Watford), Bucks (Beaconsfield), then south of the River.


    Whenever possible filming locations should be as close to the studio base the film unit is using otherwise it starts getting expensive if you go too far from the studio what with transport costs and mobile dressing rooms etc etc, and I believe "The Professionals" had a fairly tight budget so the area you mention would seem about right as the series used a converted farm as a studio base near Pinewood. I think the reason they didn't use Pinewood was that it was too expensive!

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    Could be somewhere in the area such as the town of Northwood, there's a 'Good life' type look there!



    Kewferry Road is where the Good life houses are, could be in one of the surrounding roads......

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    I was thinking along the lines of Gerrard's Cross.

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    name='Steve Crook']More Weybridge/Banstead than Wimbledon. Wimbledon is more built up.

    Steve


    There are a few streets of Edwardian mansions that look similar, and are similarly spaced....Arthurs Road was one IIRC....

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    name='penfold']There are a few streets of Edwardian mansions that look similar, and are similarly spaced....Arthurs Road was one IIRC....


    Possibly, but it also looks like some houses in Surbiton (think of "The Good Life") and many other places. I think more clues are needed



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    Mid 50s to early 60s I would say, Penfold - decades away from Edwardian !! Trash-styled front door and pseudo columns almost look DIY ! - It must be somewhere near a B&Q







    my 1955 garage with original doors

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    name='Ady']Mid 50s to early 60s I would say, Penfold - decades away from Edwardian !! Trash-styled front door and pseudo columns almost look DIY ! - It must be somewhere near a B&Q


    The Tudorbethan frontage next door, with the half-timbered look (stuck on, not structural) does suggest that it could be more modern than real Edwardian. But that style has been used since the mid 1800s. We've got a road full of then near us, and they were built in the 1930s.



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    I have had a lead on this missing house (which is driving me crazy) from a crew member who worked on the episode:



    "I seem to recall it being very near to the Fulmer Rise Estate, not far from Mount Fidget. May have even been on the estate itself but can't swear to it."



    I've looked, but still can't see it. Anyone know the area well enough from the past, because there do appear to be lots of new buildings around this area.

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    Have you tried up as far as Fulmer Drive/Duke's Wood Drive? It was the area that first sprung to mind on seeing the pics for the first time as I spent quite a long time searching around there for a MIAS location.

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    I did indeed, in fact I went along all these roads by car and on foot - I'm pretty patience with most locations, and can understand that there will always be ones that are too difficult to find. But this one should have cropped up by now....



    But the guy is pretty confident its around here somewhere...though Fulmer doesn't seem right at all really. And before anyone says I did ask if he was confusing it with another episode, and he has watched the episode just to be sure.









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    I've just been around Fulmer (and Fulmer Rise Estate) on the 3-D mapping, and still nothing. In fact very little seemed to fit at all.



    Has 'Turners' been demolished?

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    I was a surveyor and there are some tell tales that say 30's or 50's. The metal casement windows, the brick stock, the garage details, and the front door columns. The columns look original and make me think post war, late 50's.

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    name='spinalman']I was a surveyor and there are some tell tales that say 30's or 50's. The metal casement windows, the brick stock, the garage details, and the front door columns. The columns look original and make me think post war, late 50's.


    Ady agrees with Paul, Spinalman !



    name='Ady']Mid 50s to early 60s I would say, . . tactfully edited here . . . . 1955 garage with original doors


    I'll bet anyone a pint that it's mid 50s to early 60s !



    Ady !

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    Another place worth having a look by satellite could be the north london suburb of Totteridge N20, i'm thinking specifically of Pine Grove, Harmsworth Way, and Northcliffe Drive all have Houses similar of the same era, looking at street map it's approx 1 mile to the west of the tube station along Totteridge Lane.



    Harmsworth Way came to mind because that is where the location of the House used in the serial 'Widows', Dolly Rawlings lived there.

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