1988 Christmas Special - An Officer & A Car Salesman

Filming Locations

H.M.P SLOUGH - PRISON VISIT/TERRY LEAVES PRISON - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
MAIDSTONE PRISON, 36 COUNTY ROAD, MAIDSTONE, KENT, ME14

Location found by: nry and yo-yo-pickles

In the opening scenes and opening titles of this episode, Arthur visits Terry at Maidstone Prison, with a view of the house opposite.

Arthur visits Terry in prison in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman' Arthur visits Terry in prison in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman'

As the opening titles begin, we get a view of the whole of County Road, where the prison is located.

Opening titles in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman' Opening titles in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman'

At 13m41s, Terry leaves prison in this episode to be greeted by Dave who is waiting opposite.

Terry leaves prison in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman' Terry leaves prison in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Maidstone East


COLONEL CAPLAN'S MANSION - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
WROTHAM PARK, BARNET, HERTFORDSHIRE, EN5 4SB

Location found by: Felix De Burgh

At 03m27s we first see the Wrotham Park estate used by Colonel Caplan and his 'survivalist movement'. This is seen throughout this episode and the estate has its own website here.

Caplan's Mansion in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman' Caplan's Mansion in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Cockfosters (Piccadilly Line)/High Barnet (Northern Line)


GLOBAL WORLDWIDE PRODUCTS/ARTHUR'S LOCKUP - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
FOURTH WAY NR ATLAS ROAD, WEMBLEY INDUSTRIAL PARK, HA9

Location found by: nry

At 06m10s, Arthur pulls up to his new warehouse in his Rolls-Royce. The building in the background on Atlas Way is still very similar.

Global Worldwide Products in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman' Global Worldwide Products in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman'

Much of this area has been demolished but we catch a glimpse of another building on Fourth Way just before 20 minutes when Terry looks for Arthur at the location.

Global Worldwide Products in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman' Global Worldwide Products in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Wembley Park (Metropolitan/Jubilee Line)


PRESTIGE SECURITY - CHISHOLM'S NEW EMPLOYER - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
ENTERPRISE CAR HIRE (PREVIOUSLY 'NMT HOUSE'), PHOENIX WAY, HOUNSLOW, TW5

Location found by: jno

At 08m30s, we see Chisholm arrive at work for his new employer 'Prestige Security'.

Prestige Security in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman' Prestige Security in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman'

Later in the episode, Rycott & Jones pay their old colleague a visit and they are seen leaving NMT House just after 35 minutes into the episode.

Prestige Security in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman' Prestige Security in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman'

This location also features in #5.6 The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood.

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Hounslow West (Piccadilly Line)


POLICE STATION - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
EMPIRE WAY, WEMBLEY PARK, WEMBLEY, HA9 0RE

Location found by: jno

At 12m22s, we see the first glimpse of the police station used throughout series 7, sadly demolished and now replaced by the 'Raglan Court' apartment block.

Police Station in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman' Police Station in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Wembley Park (Metropolitan/Jubilee Line)


DAVE'S HOUSE - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
WAVENDON AVENUE (OPPOSITE HADLEY GARDENS), CHISWICK, W4 4NT

Location found by: nry

At 16m22s, Dave returns to his house where he is letting Terry stay for a while.

Dave's House in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman' Dave's House in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman'

This location also features in #7.2 Days Of Fines & Closures.

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Closest Station: Chiswick Park (District Line)


RYCOTT & JONES SPOT THE APV - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
ALBION WAY/NORTH END ROAD, WEMBLEY, HA9

Location found by: nry

At 35m35s - returning from seeing Chisholm, Rycott and Jones pull over at the end of Albion Way, close to Wembley Stadium.

Rycott & Jones pull over in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman' Rycott & Jones pull over in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman'

While at the junction they see Arthur and Terry driving along North End Road.

Rycott & Jones pull over in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman' Rycott & Jones pull over in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman'

Rycott & Jones then cause a major obstruction on the road and follow Arthur & Terry along North End Road.

Rycott & Jones pull over in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman' Rycott & Jones pull over in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Wembley Park (Metropolitan/Jubilee Line)


DIXON CALLS CAPLAN - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
REAR ENTRANCE, M4 SERVICES (WESTBOUND), HESTON, TW5 9NB

Location found by: jno

Located in walking distance from Prestige Security, at 40m41s, Dixon (played by Mark McManus) calls Caplan from this location to tell him the job is on.

Dixon calls Caplan in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman' Dixon calls Caplan in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman'

This location also features in #5.6 The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood.

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Hounslow West (Piccadilly Line)


TERRY & ANGIE GO FOR LUNCH - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
LA DORDOGNE RESTAURANT, 5 DEVONSHIRE ROAD, CHISWICK, W4 2HD

Location found by: nry

Just after 43 minutes we see Terry and Angie here as they go for lunch together. It is here that Angie tells Terry she is an undercover police officer.

Terry & Angie go for lunch in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman' Terry & Angie go for lunch in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman'

At 45m04s, they leave the restaurant and as they drive off we catch a glimpse of the other side of the road.

Terry & Angie go for lunch in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman' Terry & Angie go for lunch in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman'

This location also features in #9.6 Gone With The Winchester.

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Turnham Green (District/Piccadilly Line)


CHISHOLM MAINTAINS AERIAL SURVEILLANCE - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
AERIAL VIEWS OF TOLPITS LANE (A4145)/MOOR INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, WATFORD, HERTS

Location found by: nry

Just before 54 minutes we see the security convoy travelling along Tolpits Lane as Chisholm hovers above.

Chisholm maintains aerial surveilllance in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman' Chisholm maintains aerial surveilllance in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman'

At 56m12s we see another view of Tolpits Lane, near the Moor, Vale and Peerglow Industrial Estates and Old's Approach.

Chisholm maintains aerial surveilllance in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman' Chisholm maintains aerial surveilllance in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Watford (Metropolitan Line)


THE CONVOY COLLECTS THE GOLD - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, OLD'S APPROACH, WATFORD, HERTS

Location found by: nry

At 57m13s we see the convoy driving along Old's Approach in the middle of the industrial estate.

Collecting the gold in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman' Collecting the gold in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman'

Moments later the convoy turns left into the 'Hampton & Lowther' industrial unit, known more recently as Watford Timber.

Collecting the gold in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman' Collecting the gold in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Watford (Metropolitan Line)


DELIVERING THE GOLD - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
A404 LONDON ROAD, NR BATCHWORTH PARK GOLF CLUB, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE, WD3 1JS

Location found by: Stuart at signalbox.org

At 1h01m28s, the convoy is driving at this location with Chisholm hovering overhead.

Delivering the gold in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman' Delivering the gold in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Moor Park (Metropolitan Line)


RYCOTT & ANGIE MAKE A PHONE CALL - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
(OUTSIDE) THE WHITE HORSE PUB, BATH ROAD, WEST DRAYTON, UB7 0EE

Location found by: nry

At 1h02m15s, Rycott & Angie make a call while Terry and Taff stay in the Range Rover.

Rycott & Angie make a call in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman' Rycott & Angie make a call in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman'

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Closest Station: Heathrow Terminal 5 (Piccadilly Line/Heathrow Express)


SCOTLAND YARD BUILDING - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
BROADWAY, SW1H 0BG

Location found by: nry

Just before 1h12m Arthur and Terry leave Scotland Yard and consider the future while walking along Broadway.

Scotland Yard Building in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman' Scotland Yard Building in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: St James's Park (District/Circle Line)


Last updated by : 18th February 2016 by jno

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