Movies and TV in 2012

Great DixterMovies or TV programmes using British and Irish stately homes as filming locations,
screened for the first time in 2012 (in reverse airing date order):

Downton Abbey (TV drama, Series 3Christmas episode)
Filmed at Highclere Castle in Hampshire, England &
Inveraray Castle, Scotland. Written by Lord Julian Fellowes.
ITV1, Christmas Day, Tues, 25 Dec, 8.45pm-10.45pm.

The Paradise DVD (10 Dec).

Antiques Roadshow TV Series 35BBC1 with Fiona Bruce, Wightwick Manor (9 Dec).

Richard E Grant’s Hotel Secrets TV episode 1.7 ‘Ireland’ – SKY Atlantic, at Ashford Castle & Ballyfin (9pm, 6 Dec).

Great Expectations cinema – filmed at Englefield House, Wrotham & Swakeleys (30 Nov).

Gambit (Cinema) – trailer, filmed at Compton Verney & Tyringham Hall (21 Nov).

Downton Abbey DVD Series 3 (5 Nov).

Parade’s End DVD (8 Oct).

Hunted (TV drama 8-part series) – BBC1, filmed at Englefield House (4 Oct-22 Nov).

The Paradise  (TV drama series, 8 episodes)
Filmed at Lambton Castle and its neighbour Biddick Hall in
County Durham, England. About the opening of the first department store. BBC1, Tues, 25 Sep to 13 Nov, 9-10pm.

Antiques To The Rescue  (TV reality series, 3 episodes)
Presented by John Foster who uncovers valuables to be sold.
1. Borris House, Ireland, 2. The Haining, Scotland, 3. Marston Hall, Lincolnshire. BBC2, Wed, 19, 26 Sep, 3 Oct, 8-9pm.

Downton Abbey  (TV drama, Series 3, 9 episodes)
Filmed at Highclere Castle in Hampshire, England.
Written by Lord Julian Fellowes.
ITV1, Sundays, 9pm, 16 Sep – 4 Nov, & Christmas episode.

A Summer In Wales TV 8-part reality series – BBC1, incl Bryngwyn Hall (10 Sep5 Oct).

Anna Karenina (Cinema) partly filmed at Ham House, Surrey (7 Sep).

Flog It! TV Series 11 – BBC2, filmed at houses, 1st 37 of 60 episodes (3 Sep to 21 Dec).

Inspector George Gently (TV BBC series) ep 5.2 Gently with Class, Biddick Hall (2 Sep).

Parade’s End  (TV drama series, 5 episodes)
Filmed at Duncombe Park in North Yorkshire, Dorton House in Kent, and Harpsden Court in Oxfordshire. Set in England 1911-9.
BBC2, Fridays, 24, 31 Aug, 7, 14, 21 Sep, 9-10pm.

The Dark Knight Rises – Batman  (Cinema)
Filmed at Wollaton Hall in Nottinghamshire as the exteriors of Wayne Manor, and at Osterley Park in West London as the interiors (see featurette). Released on 20 July in the UK.

Restoration Home  (TV reality, Series 26 episodes)
Each episode visits a different type of home, with the only relevant episode being on the Old Manor in Norfolk (episode 2.4 on 8 Aug). BBC2, Wed, 18, 25 July, 1, 8, 1522 Aug, 8-9pm.

All In The Best Possible Taste  (TV documen, last episode)
Grayson Perry analyses the continuing hold that upper-class taste still has on our imagination, visiting Frampton Court, Chavenage House, Berkeley Castle & the Marquess of Bath of Longleat House
Channel 4, Tues, 19 June, 10-11.05pm (episode 1.3 only).

Country House Rescue  (TV reality, Series 4, 6 episodes)
Simon Davis replaces Ruth Watson (1st 3 series), episodes:
1. Colebrooke Park,  2. Chapel Cleeve3. Bantry House,
4. Great Fulford5. Meldon Park6. Craufurdland Castle,
Channel 4, Thur, 14, 21, 28 June, & 5, 12, 19 July, 8-9pm.

Prince Charles – The Royal Restoration  (TV documentary)
Presented by Alan Titchmarsh, follows Prince Charles and his team as they try to save Dumfries House, East Ayrshire, Scotland.
ITV1, Tues, 29 May, 9-10pm.

Lewis TV series, episode 6.1 The Soul of Genius – ITV, Chenies Manor House (16 May).

Titanic: Blood and Steel (TV 12-part mini-series) some scenes filmed at Howth Castle & Palmerstown House (for sale), the History channel, from Sun 13 May, 9-10pm.

Chatsworth  (TV reality series, 3 episodes)
Behind-the-scenes life in the house, filmed over 6 months,
at Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England.
BBC1, Monday 14, 2128 May, 9-10pm.

Dark Shadows  (Cinema)
Partially filmed at Beckenham Place in Kent, England.
Photos taken during filming (Collinwood was a built film set),
aerial view. Released in cinemas in the UK on 11 May.

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (Cinema) – filmed at Ardverikie House (20 Apr).

The Guest Wing  (TV reality series, 6 episodes)
(retitled Weekend Aristocrats outside UK)
Behind-the-scenes with 4 houses‘ paying guests: Carlton Towers, Chillingham Castle, Maunsel House & Muncaster Castle, press,
Sky Atlantic, Thur 12, 1926 Apr & 3, 10, 17 May, 8-9pm.

Game of Thrones (TV drama series 2)
Filmed in Northern Ireland at Shane’s Castle and Castle Ward (Clearsky), and in Scotland at Doune Castle.
Sky Atlantic, 10 episodes, Mon 9pm, 2 Apr to 4 Jun.

She-Wolves: England’s Early Queens (BBC4 documentary) many houses, 7, 14, & 21 Mar.

The Woman in Black (Cinema) filmed at Cotterstock Hall in Northhamptonshire (10 Feb).

Midsomer Murders (ITV Series 15, episode 1) The Dark RiderKnebworth House (1 Feb).

Great Expectations  (DVD – TV drama 3-part series)

Filmed at Holdenby House, Langleybury Manor, Osterley Park, Syon House, Mottisfont Abbey, & on the Luton Hoo estate.

DVD released on 30 Jan (TV series aired on BBC1 in Dec 2011).

Flog It! TV Series 10 (cont) – BBC2, house filming, last 29 of 76 episodes (2 Jan to 15 Feb).

The Royal Bodyguard  (TV comedy series, 6 episodes)
Staring Sir David Jason and filmed at Basildon Park, Ham House,
Gaddesden Estate (not Place), and Ashridge Estate (not School),
BBC1, Mon 26 Dec, 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Jan, 9.00-9.30pm.

Great Expectations  (TV drama 3-part series)
Filmed at Holdenby House, Langleybury Manor, Osterley Park, Syon House, Mottisfont Abbey, & on the Luton Hoo estate.
BBC1, Tues 27, Wed 28, & Thur 29 Dec 2011, 9-10pm.

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