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 - Guns are drawn ready as Preston drives towards a likely building. Marlborough Road at the junction of Queen Street in Old Moulsham, Chelmsford.
Fourth Protocol, The

foupr061. Guns are drawn ready as Preston drives towards a likely building. Marlborough Road at the junction of Queen Street in Old Moulsham, Chelmsford.

foupr061n. The commercial/garage yard buildings have gone but the old cottages visible to the centre still exist. Information and image from Simon Harvey.
(Modern Photo Added: 22-04-2014)

Fourth Protocol, The - The two agents enter a garage yard. Simon advises that the yard buildings stood in Queen Street but the area has been redeveloped.
Fourth Protocol, The

foupr062. The two agents enter a garage yard. Simon advises that the yard buildings stood in Queen Street but the area has been redeveloped.

foupr062n. Simon noticed that the tall apartment block matches very closely in design with the commercial building that it replaced.
(Modern Photo Added: 22-04-2014)

Fourth Protocol, The - As Preston and Banks find Petrofsky's discarded bike, emergency services speed past the garage. Simon tells us that this is Queen Street and that the large victorian building visible to the extreme left stands on New London Road.
Fourth Protocol, The

foupr063. As Preston and Banks find Petrofsky's discarded bike, emergency services speed past the garage. Simon tells us that this is Queen Street and that the large victorian building visible to the extreme left stands on New London Road.

foupr063n. The same street now from Simon.
(Modern Photo Added: 22-04-2014)

Fourth Protocol, The - The pair leave the premises and, after learning of an accident on the main road, realise that they may be able to catch up with their prey. Queen Street, Chelmsford identified by Simon Harvey.
Fourth Protocol, The

foupr064. The pair leave the premises and, after learning of an accident on the main road, realise that they may be able to catch up with their prey. Queen Street, Chelmsford identified by Simon Harvey.

Fourth Protocol, The - Preston and Banks join the traffic queue that Petrofsky is caught in. Chelmer Valley Road, Chelmsford identified on IMDB.
Fourth Protocol, The

foupr065. Preston and Banks join the traffic queue that Petrofsky is caught in. Chelmer Valley Road, Chelmsford identified on IMDB.

Fourth Protocol, The - When Petrofsky is waved past the accident site, Preston and Banks follow via an unconventional route. Chelmer Valley Road, Chelmsford in Essex.
Fourth Protocol, The

foupr066. When Petrofsky is waved past the accident site, Preston and Banks follow via an unconventional route. Chelmer Valley Road, Chelmsford in Essex.

Fourth Protocol, The - Anti nuclear protestors assemble for a march at RAF Baywaters. Unidentified location.
Fourth Protocol, The

foupr067. Anti nuclear protestors assemble for a march at RAF Baywaters. Unidentified location.

Fourth Protocol, The - Petrofsky drives through protestors towards the now completed bomb. Facing Gibsons Green from Dansteed Way in Milton Keynes.
Fourth Protocol, The

foupr068. Petrofsky drives through protestors towards the now completed bomb. Facing Gibsons Green from Dansteed Way in Milton Keynes.

foupr068n. Sarah H took this shot for us at the stated location, from ground level, and admits that with all the trees having grown so much it is hard to decide that it is a match. There seems little reason to doubt. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 30-07-2017)

Fourth Protocol, The - John Preston makes his way towards Petrofsky's house. Looking from Gibsons Green into Tranlands Brigg, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.
Fourth Protocol, The

foupr069. John Preston makes his way towards Petrofsky's house. Looking from Gibsons Green into Tranlands Brigg, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.

foupr069n. Sarah H's photo shows that not only did the timber structure not survive neither did that little window above it. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 30-07-2017)

Fourth Protocol, The - Petrofsky is located. Tranlands Brigg in Milton Keynes MK13.
Fourth Protocol, The

foupr070. Petrofsky is located. Tranlands Brigg in Milton Keynes MK13.

foupr070n. Another photo from Sarah H of that prolific greenery. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 30-07-2017)

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