The Origins of Dead Man’s Treasure Hunt

The origins of the Dead Man’s Treasure Hunt can be traced back to a car journey in 1986 involving Mike Richardson and Andrew Pixley, two names well known in classic television literary circles. Whilst stuck in traffic just outside London Mike remarked that he’d often wondered where the two grass triangles seen outside the gates of Benstead Hall used in the episode were. Andrew replied along the lines of “Well they must be around here somewhere as they wouldn’t have travelled too far from the studio” and so the search was on. Mike not only found those triangles and the gates but many other locations used in other series too and soon had enough to organise the inaugural Treasure Hunt in June 1987. More than 25 years later the event is still going strong with many locations, both public and private, having been visited and this site will hopefully expand to show the history of the event.