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    Senior Member Country: New Zealand Anthony McKay's Avatar
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    Here is a funny one from my collection - a very fancy private swimming pool which featured in DANGER MAN: The Professionals.















    And no this is NOT the naturist pool from A Shot in the Dark.

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    It looks like the one used in the 'Sweet Sue' episode of Man in a Suitcase.

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    name='batman']It looks like the one used in the 'Sweet Sue' episode of Man in a Suitcase.


    I'll have to dig out Sweet Sue - I'm not sure this is the same place...



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    name='smudge']I'll have to dig out Sweet Sue - I'm not sure this is the same place...



    Smudge


    You're probably right .... it sticks in my mind mainly 'cos of McGill wearing white sports sock with beach shoes!



    Wasn't there a swimming pool in the grounds of the studio were MIAS was shot ... it could have been that one in 'Sweet Sue'.

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    name='batman']You're probably right .... it sticks in my mind mainly 'cos of McGill wearing white sports sock with beach shoes!



    Wasn't there a swimming pool in the grounds of the studio were MIAS was shot ... it could have been that one in 'Sweet Sue'.


    I think the one in Sue was a hotel in Bucks somewhere, with a long narrow space between hotel and pool - hence my thinking this may not be the same place.



    The trees in the background on the Drake picture look more Surrey, in line with filming at Shepperton; the sorts of planting you see round Horsell/Woking etc...



    Smudge



    EDIT: Tony's AVENGERLAND site - Sue's pool was shot in Fulmer, Bucks...

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    Super Moderator Country: UK batman's Avatar
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    Cheers smudge.

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    Yes, the Sweet Sue location was Alderbourne Arches but I'm pretty sure it's not the same location. The only one I could think of was Stock's at Aldbury but I don't think that's right either. I think The Professionals was actually a series 2 episode and therefore filmed at MGM so Herts/Bucks/Berks locations could still be in play.

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    I think the Sweet Sue location (which this is not) might have been Cubby Broccoli's home at the time.

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    Definitely not Cliveden then?




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    Senior Member Country: New Zealand Anthony McKay's Avatar
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    A clue. A clue!!!




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    Isn't that the alien from Dark Star? Or could it be a prototype for Rover?



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    Here's a colour picture of the pool house from my website:







    The house in the background identified earlier should help - it's a 'modern' pool house in the grounds of a classical estate.



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    This is not a cheap shed, it an expensive modern structure - surely it must have featured in magazine articles or 'Country Life'. The stag trophy on the wall to the right might also be a clue.

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    name='Anthony McKay' timestamp='1282461404' post='466921']This is not a cheap shed, it an expensive modern structure - surely it must have featured in magazine articles or 'Country Life'. The stag trophy on the wall to the right might also be a clue.
    Just a hunch......... But.......... given that girls are actually IN that pool and not looking too chilly.......



    Has the pool at the Thatched Barn hotel at Borehamwood been ruled out? The building in the background seems suitably *rustic*, but would have to additional to the main hotel. The hotel in the 1960's was frequented by showbiz *royalty*. This would also make sense of the rather Fashionista pool-house............and the most important point.... I have just read.......... by the 1960's its outdoor pool was heated ...



    Avengerland says the pool features in "The Adventurer" a few years later. I've seen one picture of it back in the 1930's and the dimensions at least look right. It was evidently very close to the main building however, at one end, and I cannot recall if the pool in question is shot from all angles in the Danger man episode or just from one direction. The original post suggests all from one end, which would fit the bill.



    Michael Winner must have known it....




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    name='Moor Larkin' timestamp='1283605392' post='471109']

    Just a hunch......... But.......... given that girls are actually IN that pool and not looking too chilly.......



    Has the pool at the Thatched Barn hotel at Borehamwood been ruled out? The building in the background seems suitably *rustic*, but would have to additional to the main hotel. The hotel in the 1960's was frequented by showbiz *royalty*. This would also make sense of the rather Fashionista pool-house............and the most important point.... I have just read.......... by the 1960's its outdoor pool was heated ...



    Avengerland says the pool features in "The Adventurer" a few years later. I've seen one picture of it back in the 1930's and the dimensions at least look right. It was evidently very close to the main building however, at one end, and I cannot recall if the pool in question is shot from all angles in the Danger man episode or just from one direction. The original post suggests all from one end, which would fit the bill.



    Michael Winner must have known it....






    Sorry - the pool at the Thatched Barn roadhouse was a pretty dull afair as you guesssed, it was surrounded on three sides by the roadhouse - the changing rooms were in the same mock-tudor style as the rest of the building (by the boiler room tower on the Borehamwood side). On top of that - not on a hill and no near-by posh houses.

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    Here are a few shots of the pool from DEPARTMENT S























    In the later years of the hotel, the new hotel wing looked over this area, but the pool had been grassed over long ago. It is this 'new wing' that survived the bulldozers.

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    That took me back. I worked on the Thatched Barn after one of "its many fires" in the 70's. I remember they put a tartan carpet in the bar.

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    this one's still evading us....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcourtman View Post
    Here's a colour picture of the pool house from my website:



    The house in the background identified earlier should help - it's a 'modern' pool house in the grounds of a classical estate.



    Thanks,



    Matt

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    nice Site you have there Matt.Danger Man is one of my favorites.
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    It's been 18 months or so since the last post, so I thought I'd give the thread a bump. This one has always stuck in my mind for some reason. Is the thinking a private house or a hotel?

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