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Cumbria on film
What else has been filmed in Cumbria?
Here's a brief list of all the other films and serials that we know of that have been filmed in and around Cumbria ...
Thomas the Tank Engine
Still successful, this series was created by Reverend W V Awdry in 1946.
Extremely tenuous link to Cumbria - currently the music rights for Bagpuss are held at Fellside Recordings in Workington. They produce the CD of music from the series. Sorry if we got your hopes up with this one.
FilmsMiss Potter (2007)
The Cumbrian landscape is the unbilled star of the Renee Zellweger movie Miss Potter which explores the early life of the author Beatrix Potter. Ewan McGregor plays Beatrix Potter's publisher, Norman Wayne.
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1980)
28 Days Later (2002)
The final scenes from Danny Boyle's horror film were filmed around Ennerdale.
Most of the filming took place in Dorset, where the book was originally set. However, the final scenes were shot around Windermere.The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1997)
Denton Holme and Dickson's chimney at Shaddon Mill in Carlisle feature in this film. It was directed by Mike Figgis who spent his childhood in Carlisle.Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves (1991)
A poacher is running away to escape the men chasing him. He hides from them by climbing up a tree - this scene was shot at Hadrian's Wall near Haltwhistle.
Currently the most-repeated show on terrestrial TV, Porridge was set in HMP Slade, a fictional prison in Cumbria.Wives and Daughters
Levens Hall in Kendal became the Hamley’s family estate for this BBC TV drama. Set in the 1820s, the plot follows Molly and her step-sister Cynthia as they grow up in a village community.Oliver Twist (1999)
In 1999, an ITV crew descended on Alston for the filming of this Dicken's classic. The market town, high in the mountains, was transformed into the fishing village of Bruntmarsh. Quite a feat for a town 1000 feet above sea-level!
Many of the outdoor scenes were filmed around Cumbria.
A half-man half-ape creature is being hunted in Cumbria in this ITV thriller. Chad - the 'chimera' - escaped from a secret government research clinic after killing the staff. He was created by Dr Jenner who was developing a strong slave race of people to serve ordinary humans. Chad progressed too far and objected to being terminated. Peter Carson, a journalist, investigates after his girlfriend is murdered at the clinic.
last updated: 20/05/2008 at 15:50