Television cameras and crew coming to the Crags

Actor Trevor Eve is to appear in the new BBC television drama Death Comes to Pemberley, which will be partly filmed at Hardcastle Crags
Actor Trevor Eve is to appear in the new BBC television drama Death Comes to Pemberley, which will be partly filmed at Hardcastle Crags

It will be a case of lights, camera, action, as Hardcastle Crags provides the backdrop for a new television drama.

The cameras will start rolling at the estate, run by the National Trust, from Wednesday, August 7, to Friday, August 9.

The cast and crew will be filming the new BBC television drama Death Comes to Pemberley, which is the sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

Judith Patrick, countryside property manager for Hardcastle Crags and Gibson Mill, said: “The team and I are so pleased that the BBC have included Hardcastle Crags as a location for filming this production.

“Yorkshire is very picturesque and we’re very proud to be a part of the project.”

The BBC is making use of the beautiful woodland area surrounding Gibson Mill and a quaint waterfall just past the building as a backdrop for various scenes in the three-part series, thought to air this Christmas.

Based on PD James’s novel the story tells the tale of Elizabeth and Mr Darcy five years into their marriage, the plot surrounds the character of Lydia Wyckham whose husband is killed, creating chaos in Pemberley.

The actors involved include Matthew Goode, star of Watchmen and Brideshead Revisited, Trevor Eve, star of Waking the Dead and Jenna Louise Coleman from the latest series of Doctor Who.

For more information, call 01422 844518 or email hardcastlecrags@nationaltrust.org.uk.