Brideshead in “Yorkshirewood”

The Yorkshire Post in a recent article recounts the large number of films and TV series that have been set or filmed in Yorkshire, giving much of the credit for this to an agency called Screen Yorkshire. The most recent examples are the filming of a theatrical version of Dad’s Army and the second series of a TV serial called Happy Valley. They then list their choice of the top 25 TV shows filmed in Yorkshire. The 1981 TV series of Brideshead Revisited ranks as number 2:

2 – Brideshead Revisited

Granada’s 1981 adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s 1945 novel remains a tour de force of British television, largely as a result of a great script, fine performances by its leading actors Jeremy Irons and Anthony Andrews, and the sumptuous setting of Castle Howard near York.

Probably because they are only ranking TV programs, they don’t mention the 2008 Ecosse/Miramax theatrical film version of Brideshead which was also filmed at Castle Howard. Among the other programs listed are the long running series Emmerdale (at #1) and Last of the Summer Wine as well as All Creatures Great and Small, At Home with the Braithwaites and Last Tango in Halifax.

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