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Peak Practice
This popular drama series was filmed on location in Derbyshire and not only that, it was actually devised by a local playwright, Lucy Gannon.

Crich, in the Derbyshire Dales, was used as the backdrop for village life, although numerous other locations made appearances in the drama.

Such as:

Crich Tramway Museum - used by the production team as their base during filming.

The Manor Public House, South Wingfield - home to Chloe, James and their family.

Kirk Ireton - the setting for Jack and Beth's Wedding.

Belper Mill - seen as the Police Station, in later episodes.

Wirksworth - was seen in the first series.

Derby Cathedral, Railway Station and Bus Station have also featured.

Stig of the Dump
Darley Dale, Whatstandwell and Alderwasley were used as filming locations for this BBC adaptation. The writer, Peter Tabern, also lives in the county.

Nanny
The Choir of St Oswald's Church in Ashbourne featured in this BBC series and the very impressive facade of Vernon Street in Derby City Centre was also featured.

The Full Monty
Much of the film was made in Sheffield, but some of it was filmed at a former colliery site in Shirebrook.

The League Of Gentlemen
The television comedy 'The League of Gentlemen' is filmed in Hadfield, a small village near Glossop, High Peak.

Jane Eyre
When Franco Zeffirelli reworked this classic Charlotte Bronte novel he chose Derbyshire as one of its filming locations. Large sections were shot at Haddon Hall, near Bakewell. Wingfield Manor and The Red House Stables, near Matlock were also used.

The Rainbow
The Midland Railway Centre in Butterley and Hardwick Hall are amongst some of the many locations that were used in the adaptation of this classic D.H. Lawrence novel.

Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen wrote this novel whilst staying in Bakewell, Derbyshire - and there are many instances mentioned in the book, which local people believe to have been based on actual places and events.

  • Longnor - the fictional village of Lambton (featured in the novel) is believed to be Bakewell, but is in fact Longnor, near Buxton.
  • Chatsworth House - was used as the fictional Pemberley House; the residence of Mr Darcy
  • Sudbury Hall - was used to provide the interior shots of the fictional Pemberley House.
  • Lyme Hall - this stately home situated near Buxton and provided the exterior shots of the fictional Pemberley House.

Goodbye, Mr Chips
Two versions of this classic tale were filmed in Repton, South Derbyshire. Repton School provided the setting so to did many other parts of the village.


Chronicles of Narnia
Wingfield Manor, Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall were all used as a backdrop in the adaptation of this classic children's book.

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