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    Does anyone know where jeff and jeanies flats were ??

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    name='stevie boy']Does anyone know where jeff and jeanies flats were ??


    Aitch worked on the series so he probably does.



    Bats.

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    name='stevie boy']Does anyone know where jeff and jeanies flats were ??


    IIRC Jeff's was at the end of St. John's Wood High St - Jeannie's was Maida Vale somewheres - I forget the actual street.



    Am I right Aitch ?



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    All the known Randall and Hopkirk [Deseased] locations can be found at:



    AVENGERLAND - Randall and Hopkirk

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    can anyone tell me where the apartment block that randal was supposed to live? and is it still there it looks quite upmarket bart

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    All the answers can be found at Avengerland.

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    many thanks anthony regards bart

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    And yes, it's still there.

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    Isn't there something about Jeff's car (the white cortina) being used in another series, the difference being the last letter of the registration?

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    name='cletus awreetus']Isn't there something about Jeff's car (the white cortina) being used in another series, the difference being the last letter of the registration?


    It was a Vauxhall and I think the other series was Department S.

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    I thought it was something like that. Thanks!

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    There were two white Vauxhalls with one digit difference (RXD996F & RXD997F off the top of my head) which were used as Stevie says, in R&H and Department S. I think Jeannie's Mini, BAP245B made the crossover as well.

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    The Red Mini BAP245B must have been a studio pool car as it appears in the background of a lot of the colour ITC series 2nd unit footage.

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    Directors…Roy Ward Baker…Ray Austin…

    Jeremy Summers…Les Norman………………..

    Cast Inc…Mike Pratt…Kenneth Cope…Annette Andre…

    Central Casting sent me to A.B.P.C. Studios to do some tests on a series they were about to make. It was tests for special affects to be tried out such as walking through walls etc.

    I was to be Randall and a chap called Doug Lockyer was to be Hopkirk.

    We did the tests over a period of a week and the following Monday the series got going for real..

    I was asked ‘’Would you be a stand/in for Mike Pratt if he gets on with you..’’

    Now I’m going to say no to a years work. (Not)

    We got on like a house on fire from the first day. Mike told me that he and Lionel Bart wrote all of Tommy Steel’s early songs, (Handful Of Songs, Rock With The Caveman and many more)

    With all the years I spent with the bands we had something in common.

    We used to have a sing a long in the dressing rooms or where ever we could.

    Douglas stood/in for Ken…

    We did twenty six episodes over the next year and Mike, Ken and I became good friends.

    I would read the other actors lines in the script so Mike could learn his.

    Every two weeks we would get a new guest cast and I really wish I had saved all the call sheets with all the cast names on. I wonder how many went on to greater things.

    One I do remember was a wild looking man called Dudley Sutton.

    He went on to play Tinker in Lovejoy and we still send cards at Christmas time.

    (Merry Christmas Dudley, it saves a card.)

    Every episode I would have to double for Mike for his driving shots or walking in and out of London buildings. We used a second unit camera team (small crew) for this as it was better for Mike to be in the studio saying the words.

    Although I appeared in a few crowd scenes during the series my claim to fame are those immortal words I say to the onlookers as Hopkirk is run down by the bad guys car.. I compose myself and utter ‘’He’s dead’’

    I had a few fan letters in after that scene was shown on TV suggesting I go back in the timber game.. (It wasn’t even my voice, it was dubbed..)

    When Mike had days off I had to find other film jobs to do.

    We was only paid £5 a day and you only got paid if you worked

    Lucky for me they were making other series in the studio and I would go in the bar and find an A.D. from Department S. or the Avengers and see if they could use me for a couple of days till Mike was back. So look out for me in other series playing a French/German/Spanish/American cop/waiter/soldier/sailor/crook etc…

    I’ve been all around the world but I’ve never left English shores.

    We finished shooting the series in 1969 and had a huge party to celebrate.

    (It took me a week to get over it)

    I’d like to say hello to the three main Stuntmen on the show, Rocky Taylor, Les Crawford and Frank ( Elstree Cowboy ) Maher.

    Also my best regards to all the crew for making it a wonderful year.





    MIKE…AITCH…KEN…1969.

    MIKE PRATT DIED IN 1976…LONG LIVE MIKE PRATT…



    Aitch,

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    Yes, Vauxhall FD Victors.

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    name='bart']can anyone tell me where the apartment block that randal was supposed to live? and is it still there it looks quite upmarket bart


    In case you didn't find it on the website...Jeff's flat was on St. John's Wood High St. London NW8.



    It's still there. Funnily enough I have a book with old photos of that district and in it are photos of the block when it had just been built in the early 1900's.

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    name='Automotivehistorian']Yes, Vauxhall FD Victors.


    Was,nt one a Ventura model ,or am i thinking of Dept S...

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    I thought it was a VX490

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    name='mariocki']There were two white Vauxhalls with one digit difference (RXD996F & RXD997F off the top of my head) which were used as Stevie says, in R&H and Department S. I think Jeannie's Mini, BAP245B made the crossover as well.


    RXD 996F was a Victor 2000, and was Jeff Randall's main motor in R&H, 997F was a Ventora (with a black vinyl roof) driven mainly by Stuart Sullivan in Department S. I think he did drive the Victor in a couple of episodes as well, and the Ventora made an appearance in the R&H episode Money to Burn - one of the characters having to drive a car that looked similar to Jeff's as part of the storyline.

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    I've found the movie location site which gives many 60s London locations, but haven't yet found the very familiar roads where Randall and Hopkirk had their office and car chases. They all look like Maida Vale and thereabouts but haven't pinned down the exact places. It gives the garage and a couple of other episode locations but not the weekly ones.

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