The Village returns to BBC1 on Sunday August 10th for a second series of the epic story following the life of everyman Bert Middleton through the decades of the 20th century.
The first series was set during the bleak years of the First World War but the second series promises to have a much lighter tone as the show follows the character’s progress through the roaring 20s, with jazz, dancing and prosperity on the cards.
Filmed extensively across North Derbyshire’s Peak District, the production received substantial support from Creative England who assisted with filming on location and helped find the local crew and facilities needed to complete the series.
Creative England’s Production Services team were on hand from early pre-production to assist producers at Company Pictures with the facilitation of the filming, hosting meetings between the location manager Faye Newton and local authorities at High Peak Borough Council, Hayfield Parish Council, Derbyshire County Council and Visit Peak District and Derbyshire. “Filming in the Derbyshire area was a beautifully fantastic experience. We were made to feel so welcome,” said Faye, speaking of her time spent working in the Peak District with our team. “Creative England were the hub that brought everyone together to make things happen, we couldn’t have done it without them. I very much look forward to working with them again.”
Filmed extensively on location in Hayfield and Glossop and with temporary studio facilities and production offices set up in New Mills, the production shows off some of Derbyshire’s finest landscapes. Look out too for the National Trust’s Lyme Park near Disley in Cheshire, which was originally made famous as Pemberley in the 90s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and played host to Colin Firth’s infamous lake scene.
Hayfield village is easily recognisable throughout the series and various locations were used including the The Royal Hotel, local cricket pitch and various street scenes as in the photograph above. Locations that also feature heavily include the Old Duke of Norfolk School in Glossop and The Kings Arms Hotel in Chapel-en-le-Frith. Bert’s family farm is located in the beautiful Hope Valley in Edale, where you will also find Edale Train Station which features in the show.
Visitors to the area can find out more about local attractions as well as accommodation and eateries at the Visit Peak District and Derbyshire website. If you require any information regarding filming in Derbyshire, filming in the Peak District or filming in England contact our Production Services team.