Thirteen Calderdale locations that have been used in television and film
For some there’s nothing more exciting than being sat at home watching a film or TV programme and spotting your town in the heart of the action.
Calderdale has become a hub for film crews to use as the backdrop for a number of TV dramas and well known films. With Sally Wainwright favourites Happy Valley along with the upcoming Gentleman Jack being set and filmed in the borough, and a new series of Ackley Bridge, based in Halifax, to look forward to this year, here are just a few of the locations in Calderdale to have been featured on our screens.
Todmorden has welcomed film cameras to different locations in the town for decades. Most notable shows include crime series Juliet Bravo, which aired between 1981 and 1985, League of Gentleman and it has also popped up in Happy Valley.
The picturesque village of Heptonstall has played a part in TV shows and films over the years. Its been used in 2016 ITV drama Jericho, the remake of Swallows and Amazons and the Mike Leigh directed movie, Peterloo.
The White Lion in Hebden Bridge has featured in a couple of Sally Wainwright dramas over the last few years. It was used in the very first episode of Happy Valley and also appeared briefly in Last Tango in Halifax.
The iconic Piece Hall in Halifax has been visited by cameras since the major refurbishment 18 months ago but it has played a starring role before that. Used in cult film Rita, Sue and Bob Too it was also featured in Brassed Off.