Comeback, The

Date: 1978
Director: Pete Walker
Production Company: Peter Walker (Heritage) Ltd.

Stars: Jack Jones, Pamela Stephenson, David Doyle, Sheila Keith, Bill Owen, Holly Palance, Peter Turner, Richard Johnson
Location(s): London, Sussex, Surrey

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Singer, striving for a comeback after a messy marriage and divorce, holes up in a ghostly mansion. SJ

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A spring day over the Thames which will help to establish the rooftop from which it was filmed.

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A pan to the right from the Thames to bring Guy's hospital into view.

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And panning further right, now looking south.

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And this is Palance approaching her former marital home with Jones while being watched from the roof by her assailant-to-be.

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Palance admires the view from the flat, but hang on, isn't that St James's Park looking towards Barbican? A bit of trickery here.

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Meanwhile Jones drives to "Foxwarren Park" to work on his new album. And there really is a Foxwarren Park and House off Redhill Road near Cobham, Surrey.

Jones, doing a remarkable Robert Redford impression, chats up Stephenson - and who wouldn't - outside the recording studio.

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Looking south to Fulham Road from Roland Gardens, SW7. SJ

Dinner is arranged.

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And this lane is called Thistle Grove, found by Bill Rice. A little bit of rebuilding here. SJ

Jones looks back wistfully with an agonising sign behind him.

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And this is looking north towards Roland Gardens. That van would not move but at least its colour matches the sleeker design in the "then". SJ

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Stephenson awaits her date with Jones.

The Tattershall Castle. At the time of filming the vessel was semi-permanently moored on the Thames in front of the Savoy WC2.

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Peter took this shot which is similar to the screen capture but without the Tattershall Castle, which has moved up river.

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Jones and Stephenson on the boat for their date.

A day out in Saltdean halfway between Brighton and Newhaven, East Sussex.

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A day out in Saltdean now. SD

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The entrance to Jones' flat as Turner enters to his doom.

Meanwhile Jones and Stephenson continue their picnic at Saltdean.

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Now. The beach in the foreground was built up in the late 1990's to prevent storm waves reaching the sea wall. SD

They become close in the car when it starts to rain.

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No rain today. SD

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Then they visit Doyle's house.

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Doyle collects Jones after therapy from Johnson at a private clinic.

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And Owen continues to tend the garden at "Foxwarren."