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Stig of the Dump
Stig's home was in Dukes Quarry, Whatstandwell
Darley Dale, Whatstandwell and Alderwasley are just three of the locations you may have spotted in this adaptation brought to you by CBBC.
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Stig's home is set in Dukes Quarry, Whatstandwell. The village is also the home of the Derbyshire yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur.
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The Popular Children's story Stig of the Dump returned to our screens in 2002 with much of it filmed in Derbyshire.

Please note: We get lots of queries asking if the series is available on DVD, or if it is to be shown again.

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Stig Of The Dump was written by Peter Tabern, who also lives in the county, and is based on the book by Clive King.

Last seen on British television in 1981, Stig won new hearts in this modern retelling of the famous tale.

Geoffrey Palmer who played grandad in the series
Geoffrey Palmer
When their mother goes on holiday with her new boyfriend, Barney (Thomas Sangster) and his sister Lou (Perdita Weeks) are sent to their grandparents (Geoffrey Palmer and Phyllida Law) for the summer months.

However, the siblings’ fear of being bored quickly evaporates when Barney is chased into the forest by local bullies, the infamous Snarget brothers.

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In a desperate bid to escape, Barney falls over the edge of a quarry pit, through a grass roof and straight into the home of a prehistoric man. Barney befriends this unusual-looking character and names him Stig (Robert Tannion).

There were plenty of places in the Peak District you may have seen along the way.

In particular:

The house where Barney and Lou's Grandparents live was one of the main locations for the series. It is actually in Darley Dale. Drive along Whitworth Road and you may spot it.

The quarry where much of the series was set is Dukes Quarry in Whatstandwell. This is Stig's home and is central to the plot.

In Episode Three, the pub was actually the Bear Inn at Alderwasley.

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