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.  

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Fourth Protocol, The - An assault team is flown in. Orwell Bridge spanning the River Orwell just south of Ipswich in Suffolk.
Fourth Protocol, The

foupr071. An assault team is flown in. Orwell Bridge spanning the River Orwell just south of Ipswich in Suffolk.

Fourth Protocol, The - The helicopters approach their landing site. Orwell Bridge, Suffolk. At the time of filming, the road over the bridge was designated the A45 but has since been renumbered to the A14. Rob Beckwith advises that the three chimney building was the Cliff Quay power station demolished in 1994.
Fourth Protocol, The

foupr072. The helicopters approach their landing site. Orwell Bridge, Suffolk. At the time of filming, the road over the bridge was designated the A45 but has since been renumbered to the A14. Rob Beckwith advises that the three chimney building was the Cliff Quay power station demolished in 1994.

Fourth Protocol, The - The SAS helicopters land. Rob Beckwith advises that this is Ipswich Docks and John Wilson adds
Fourth Protocol, The

foupr073. The SAS helicopters land. Rob Beckwith advises that this is Ipswich Docks and John Wilson adds "This scene shows Cliff Quay in the Port of Ipswich. I was with Suffolk Constabulary on night shift at the time of filming and the helicopter kept me awake during the day".

Fourth Protocol, The - The assault team meet with local police. John Wilson advises that this is the defunct roll on/roll off berth in the wet dock at Ipswich. The mobile Police incident cabin was owned by Suffolk Constabulary and was still in use at the time of his retirement in 2011.
Fourth Protocol, The

foupr074. The assault team meet with local police. John Wilson advises that this is the defunct roll on/roll off berth in the wet dock at Ipswich. The mobile Police incident cabin was owned by Suffolk Constabulary and was still in use at the time of his retirement in 2011.

Fourth Protocol, The - Captain Julian Lyndhurst (Sean Chapman) directs his men before they head off to join Preston. Rob Beckwith tells us that this is Ipswich Docks. John Wilson confirms that this is also the defunct roll on/roll off berth and adds
Fourth Protocol, The

foupr075. Captain Julian Lyndhurst (Sean Chapman) directs his men before they head off to join Preston. Rob Beckwith tells us that this is Ipswich Docks. John Wilson confirms that this is also the defunct roll on/roll off berth and adds "In the background can be seen the old R and W Paul Ltd maltings at the bottom of Felaw Street, where scenes for 'The Angry Silence' were filmed".

Fourth Protocol, The - After Major Petrofsky is killed and the bomb is made safe, Preston drives to find Sir Nigel Irvine. High Street, Eton, Berkshire.  Also seen, from the opposite direction, in 'No Sex Please, We're British'.
Fourth Protocol, The

foupr076. After Major Petrofsky is killed and the bomb is made safe, Preston drives to find Sir Nigel Irvine. High Street, Eton, Berkshire. Also seen, from the opposite direction, in 'No Sex Please, We're British'.

Fourth Protocol, The - Sir Nigel is attending Sir Bernard Hemmings' funeral. Eton College in Eton, Berkshire.
Fourth Protocol, The

foupr077. Sir Nigel is attending Sir Bernard Hemmings' funeral. Eton College in Eton, Berkshire.

Fourth Protocol, The - Preston leaves his Son in the car and heads off to find out why Petrofsky was ordered to be shot during the operation. High Street in Eton.
Fourth Protocol, The

foupr078. Preston leaves his Son in the car and heads off to find out why Petrofsky was ordered to be shot during the operation. High Street in Eton.

Fourth Protocol, The - As Preston nears, Sir Nigel leaves the graveside. Looking towards Eton College Memorial Hall on High Street in Eton, Berkshire.
Fourth Protocol, The

foupr079. As Preston nears, Sir Nigel leaves the graveside. Looking towards Eton College Memorial Hall on High Street in Eton, Berkshire.

Fourth Protocol, The - A group of foreign agents stand near a doorway. Eton College.
Fourth Protocol, The

foupr080. A group of foreign agents stand near a doorway. Eton College.

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