One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing

Date: 1975
Director: Robert Stevenson
Production Company: Walt Disney Productions

Stars: Peter Ustinov, Helen Hayes, Joan Sims, Clive Revill, Derek Nimmo, Hugh Burden, Bernard Bresslaw
Location(s): Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, London, Oxfordshire

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A Lord escapes with the formula for a mysterious potion and is captured by agents who have been instructed to retrieve the microfilm.

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Haines (Hugh Burden) meets Lord Edward Southmere (Derek Nimmo) when he arrives back in London after escaping from China with a microfilm.

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Marylebone station in London NW1. (PW)

After Haines is disposed of by an enemy agent, the Queen's Messenger is shown to a waiting car. Looking out of Marylebone station onto Melcombe Place.

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From a similar viewpoint. (PW)

Lord Southmere is driven from the station. London's Marylebone station.

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The same location now. (PW)

The car passes a bus as it leaves the station. Marylebone station has been seen in many features including 'Violent Moment', 'Life at the Top', 'The Day of the Triffids', 'Rotten to the Core', 'Don't Open till Christmas', 'The IPCRESS File' and 'Smashing Time'.

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Melcombe Place outside Marylebone station in NW1. (PW)

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Lord Southmere becomes suspicious as the journey progresses. This looks very much like a studio set. Dave Buckley confirms the studio set by referring us to (RL)

The driver brakes and stops as a nanny crosses the road in front of the car. Cromwell Road, London SW7.

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Outside the Natural History Museum Cromwell Road captured by Peter.

Lord Southmere escapes from the car and heads into the Natural History Museum where he hides the microfilm in a dinosaur skeleton. Cromwell Road, London.

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Peter took these shots taken through railings as you had to join the entrance queue to get inside.

Hnup Wan (Peter Ustinov) arrives at the museum after his men are ejected by Harris (Deryck Guyler) and his colleagues. The main entrance of the Natural History Museum in South Kensington SW7.

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Another picture from Peter, from outside the railings again.

Following Lord Southmere's eventual capture by Hnup Wan's henchmen, Quon (Clive Revill) follows the peer's former nanny, Hettie (Helen Hayes).

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The bridge in Regent's Park is less florally decorative now. SJ

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Nanny Emily (Joan Sims) meets with Hettie, who has been asked to retrieve the microfilm by Lord Southmere. Possibly the Lion Enclosure, The Regent's Park Zoo.

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Hettie arrives home after failing to find the microfilm. Heatherden Hall at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire.

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Hnup Wan and his men set off to steal the dinosaur from the museum. The same studio set seen earlier. It is indeed, see oodm005. (RL)

As part of the plot, boxes are labelled as a delivery for the museum. Looking across the Thames at St Paul's Cathedral from Bankside in London SE1.

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The same place now by Peter.

Hnup Wan leads his men to the museum. Trinity Place, Windsor, Berkshire. The area was used in 'Carry On Cabby'.

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Dave Wood found no postbox now!

The vehicle is heading towards Claremont Road from Trinity Place.

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A newer car but the house is still pink. Image from Dave Wood.

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Clarence Road in Windsor, Berkshire.

Hettie and three other nannies follow the convoy by motorcycle and sidecar.

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Clarence Road, Windsor from Dave Wood.

Clarence Road at the junction with Trinity Place.

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Dave captured Trinity Place with the road now blocked.

Trinity Place facing Claremont Road in Windsor, Berkshire.

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Dave Wood found the same location now.

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After the dinosaur is succesfully removed from the museum, the nannies take the steam lorry with it's load.

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After another chase, Hnup Wan watches as the lorry and dinosaur are carried away by train. Although some sources suggest that this is Didcot Railway Centre, after re-watching the film Jonathan Horswell believes that the steam locomotive and rolling stock used indicate that the location was actually the Bicester Military Railway in Oxfordshire.

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Having escaped their pursuers, the nannies contact Sir Geoffrey Wilkins and head back to London. Holyport Green, south of Maidenhead, Berksire.

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Passing The George public house in Holyport, Windsor and Maidenhead, Berkshire.

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The scenery looks like the Holyport area but this is an unconfirmed location at present.