Octopussy

Date: 1983
Director: John Glen
Production Company: United Artists

Stars: Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jordan, Kristina Wayborn, Kabir Bedi, Vijay Armitraj
Location(s): London, Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, India, America

Region(s): , , ,

Storyline:

Bond investigates jewel smuggling, which in turn leads to an anti-Nato bombing plot. SJ

Additional Information:

Not in the grabs but the West German air base was filmed at RAF Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire, as were The Fourth Protocol and World War Z. With thanks to Morris Leach for this information.

 

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Nick Knight provides this capture of 009, having escaped his captors [through Black Park] and arriving at the British Ambassador's residence in East Berlin. In fact the car park of Heatherden Hall, Pinewood with the entrance to the left. (RL)

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And Nick also provides the "now" of Heatherden Hall in a non cinematic role. (RL)

Greenwich, London SE10

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Entrance to the Undershaft of the Painted Hall, Greenwich. (RL)

Sotheby’s, Bond Street

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Now. SJ

Moore with appropriate clues in the corners

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Now with the window moved outward. SJ

Looking across Bond Street

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Replacing the previous photo taken by SJ covered by Mark O'Neill's scaffolding is this one taken by, er, Mark O'N. (SJ)

Taj Mahal from Red Fort, Agra

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Supplied by Teddy Favre-Gilly on a hazier day

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Bond arrives at Ganghor Ghat, Udaipur

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Monsoon Palace

Shiv Niwas Hotel

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Teddy again, taking nows then at the age of 12, probably our youngest Reel Streeter

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old entrance, Shiv Niwas

Lake Palace/Jagmandir

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Same boat, retained as a location attraction. Teddy again

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Arriving at Lake Palace

Lily pond, Lake Palace

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Teddy confirms it

Lake Pichola

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A pretty good match. This Teddy has talent.

Moore and Adams on the upper terrace of Lake Palace

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Teddy is bang on and there are my grabs in the foreground by the tree to help him nail it.

View for the upper terrace onto the lily pond

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Teddy again.

Upper Terrace

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Teddy on the case. A star pupil. Remind me to give him a good Latin grade.

This is Wansford Level Crossing, Old Great North Road, near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, a moment's drive east off the A1.

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And it is remarkably unchanged. SJ

Nene Valley

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The Nene River is rather more serene today. This is the north side of The Nene Valley Steam Railway, also seen in Top Secret! and GoldenEye. SJ

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German town, a set methinks. Ronald Westrenen suggests that this was modelled on Ritterplatz, Braunfels in Hessen.(RL)

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Utah, probably Canyonlands: looks a like a second unit shot

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