FILM : Fourth Protocol, The
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Fourth Protocol, The 1987 Michael Caine, Pierce Brosnan, Joanna Cassidy, Ian Richardson Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Finland, Kent, London, Oxfordshire, Suffolk, West Midlands
Director : John Mackenzie   Production Company : Fourth Protocol  Region : LONDON E-G,SOUTH EAST E-L,MIDLANDS

At the request of the KGB Chairman, an agent is sent to Britain on a secret mission with the aim of exploding a nuclear device near an American airbase.

Sarah H who has provided some "now" shots for us has advised that some of the scenes in what was (at the time) her aunt and uncles house in Milton Keynes. Situated on the corner of where Coleshill Place and Downley Avenue meet. The road side frontage was never seen in the film, only the rear glass-fronted side that cannot now be seen from the road because of the trees. It was called the "Ideal Home Solar House" and was one of a number of energy-efficient show homes commissioned to be built around Milton Keynes in 1981 with a view to the future of housing. The house is the one that Preston (Michael Caine) takes over in order to spy on the house of Petrofsky (Pierce Brosnan). Even though it looks as if the two houses overlook one another, they are streets apart in real life. The interior shots were definitely taken from inside their house. Sarah admits that she might be wrong, but for the purposes of the record seems to remember a mock-up of the Solar House being built.  

Screen captures uploaded by Phil Wilkinson.

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Fourth Protocol, The - John Preston also got off the train. Colchester station, Colchester.
Fourth Protocol, The

foupr051. John Preston also got off the train. Colchester station, Colchester.

Fourth Protocol, The - Barry Banks (Matthew Marsh) continues surveillance after Winkler was followed by Preston to the Dolphin Cafe in Maldon. Steve Cook identifies this as Saltcote Sailing Club on Wharf Road, Heybridge near Maldon, Essex.
Fourth Protocol, The

foupr052. Barry Banks (Matthew Marsh) continues surveillance after Winkler was followed by Preston to the Dolphin Cafe in Maldon. Steve Cook identifies this as Saltcote Sailing Club on Wharf Road, Heybridge near Maldon, Essex.

Fourth Protocol, The - Winkler leaves the waterside cafe after servicing the secret Soviet transmitter inside. Saltcote Sailing Club near Maldon found by Steve Cook.
Fourth Protocol, The

foupr053. Winkler leaves the waterside cafe after servicing the secret Soviet transmitter inside. Saltcote Sailing Club near Maldon found by Steve Cook.

Fourth Protocol, The - Preston stays on watch after Winkler departs. Steve Cook advises Saltcote Sailing Club. More information at http://www.saltcotesailingclub.co.uk/Fourth%20Protocol.html
Fourth Protocol, The

foupr054. Preston stays on watch after Winkler departs. Steve Cook advises Saltcote Sailing Club. More information at http://www.saltcotesailingclub.co.uk/Fourth%20Protocol.html

Fourth Protocol, The - Petrofsky soon leaves after sending a message from the transmitter at the cafe. Saltcote Sailing Club located by Steve.
Fourth Protocol, The

foupr055. Petrofsky soon leaves after sending a message from the transmitter at the cafe. Saltcote Sailing Club located by Steve.

Fourth Protocol, The - Preston and Banks follow after a homing device is attached to Petrofsky's motorbike. Saltcote Sailing Club, Heybridge, Maldon, Essex identified by Steve Cook.
Fourth Protocol, The

foupr056. Preston and Banks follow after a homing device is attached to Petrofsky's motorbike. Saltcote Sailing Club, Heybridge, Maldon, Essex identified by Steve Cook.

Fourth Protocol, The - Petrofsky rides at high speed over a railway bridge towards Ipswich.
Fourth Protocol, The

foupr057. Petrofsky rides at high speed over a railway bridge towards Ipswich.

fourpr057n. Kevin Bailey says that this is the A505 in Luton as it approaches a roundabout with the bike subsequently turning left into St Mary's Road. He adds that there is no railway under the flyover and provides a slightly off angle Google Earth capture to evidence the location. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 24-07-2017)

Fourth Protocol, The - A roundabout is negotiated as Petrofsky heads into town.
Fourth Protocol, The

foupr058. A roundabout is negotiated as Petrofsky heads into town.

foupr058n. Kevin provides this Google capture of the roundabout and the view along St Mary's Road, Luton saying that the brick building on the left is the university. He promises that the church is really hiding behind the trees. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 24-07-2017)

Fourth Protocol, The - When the homing device shows that the motorcycle has stopped, Preston and Banks close in. Simon Harvey identifies this as Goldlay Road at the junction with Manor Road (on the left of the picture) in Old Moulsham, Chelmsford.
Fourth Protocol, The

foupr059. When the homing device shows that the motorcycle has stopped, Preston and Banks close in. Simon Harvey identifies this as Goldlay Road at the junction with Manor Road (on the left of the picture) in Old Moulsham, Chelmsford.

foupr059n. Simon took this picture of the same location now from ground level.
(Modern Photo Added: 22-04-2014)

Fourth Protocol, The - The two slowly make their way through the streets towards their target.
Fourth Protocol, The

foupr060. The two slowly make their way through the streets towards their target.

foupr060n. Goldlay Road with the van turning left into Parker Road located and captured by Simon Harvey.
(Modern Photo Added: 22-04-2014)

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