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Hot Fuzz

Hot Fuzz was filmed in Wells

Showbiz Somerset

Check out our list of movies and TV programmes that have been filmed in the county to find out just how showbiz Somerset is. Lights, camera, and... action!

If you know of any film and TV locations in Somerset that we've missed, let us know by using the form at the bottom of this page.


  • Bertie & Elizabeth - 2002
  • Beau Brummell - 2006
  • Darwin - 2001
  • Dr Dolittle - 1967
  • Murder in Mind - 2004
  • Northanger Abbey - 1987
  • Other People's Children - 2000
  • Persuasion - 1994 and 2006
  • Ten Days to D-Day - 2004
  • The Famous Five - 1995-6
  • The Remains of the Day - 1993
  • Vanity Fair - 2004

Berrow Beach

  • Aquila - 1997
  • French and Saunders: Baywatch sketch - 1996
  • Sarah's Smile - 2004
Other People's Children in Bath

Other People's Children in Bath

Bossington Beach

  • Killing Me Softly - 2002
  • Land Girls - 1997

Brean Down

  • The Golden Age - 2006


  • Chocolat - 2000

Brympton D'Evercy

  • Restoration - 1994


  • Ghost Train - 1931


  • Cider with Rosie - 1998
To the Manor Born

To the Manor Born at Cricket St Thomas

Cricket St Thomas

  • To the Manor Born - 1979-81


  • Land Girls - 1997
  • Tess of the D'Urbervilles - 1997

Dunster Castle

  • The Famous Five - 1995-6

East Coker

  • Emma - 1995


  • The Titfield Thunderbolt - 1952

Glastonbury Festival

  • Glastonbury - 2006

Glastonbury Tor

  • All the Little Animals - 1998
French and Saunders on Berrow Beach

French and Saunders' Baywatch spoof

Kilve Beach

  • (Video for) Bryan Adams: (Everything I Do) I Do it For You - 1991


  • Some Mothers Do 'Av 'Em - part of the Scottish Country Dancing episode in Series Three - 1978
  • The House of Elliot - 1991-93

Monkton Combe

  • The Titfield Thunderbolt - 1952

Montacute House

  • Elizabeth - 1999
  • Sense & Sensibility - 1995
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles - 2000
  • The Libertine - 2004

Norton St Philip

  • Moll Flanders - 1996


  • Berkeley Square - 1997


  • Pandaemonium - 1999


  • The Monocled Mutineer - 1986
Doctor Who at Wookey Hole Caves

Doctor Who at Wookey Hole Caves


  • Blake's 7 - 1978 to 1981
  • Doctor Who: The Lazarus Experiment - 2007
  • Hot Fuzz - 2006
  • The Golden Age - 2006
  • The Libertine - 2004


  • Shoestring
  • Pride & Predjudice TV series with Colin Firth
  • Only Fools and Horses

West Somerset Railway

  • A Hard Day's Night - 1964
  • Allies at War - 2002
  • Miss Marple: The Mirror Cracked - 1992
  • Poirot: The Cornish Mystery - 1989
  • The House of Elliot - 1991 to 93
  • The Land Girls - 1997
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - 1988

Wookey Hole

  • Blake's 7 - 1978-81
  • Doctor Who: Revenge of the Cybermen - 1975
  • Pandaemonium - 1999
  • The Wicker Man - 1972-3

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Have Your Say

Let us know of any film and TV programmes that have been filmed in Somerset that we've missed.

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Sam Allen
Dunster was used as a location (supposedly in Cornwall) in "The Cornish Mystery" - an episode of Poirot with David Suchet made in 1989 or 1990.

Derek Phillips
The Flockton Flyer a fictional TV series about a family living on an old railway line with a steam loco was filmed on the West Somerset Railway

Rosine Paull
Drayton Langport was the location for Westward TV's April Fool Spoof "Spigott" about a village which refused to go decimal in 1973. It was produced by Douglas Neil. I remember it well as I took part as "Mrs Cooper" the village postmistress!

TV series "Maid Marion " filmed in & around Hawkcombe Woods, Porlock about 1996/7

What about East Harptree -Barbara Cartland - BBC 2007Lion, Whitch & Wardrobe - BBC TV Version 80'sRobin Hood - HTV 70's

Rob Henson
Pirates of the Caribbean - MontacuteFour Weddings and A Funeral - Norton Sub Hamdon and Ilminster bypass.

Eric Rowlands
Alfred Hitchcock's 1928 black and white silent film "The Farmer's Wife" was shot in the Selworthy and Luccombe area.

What about Monty python's North Minehead By Election, filmed in Minehead

K. Warren
Pandaemonium - 1999 Scenes were shot at Bagborough House, West Bagborough

Brympton D'Evercy was also the location for Chocolat.

Martin Cooke
There is one more film you shouls add to the list, Canterbury Tales filmed in the City sometime in he seventies

I'm sure parts of 'The Hole' were filmed at Downside school, Stratton-on-the-fosse.

mrs croaker
hellooooo i am the ghost hunter!!!!!!!!!!!! DARCY SPEAKING! luvya mrs croaker

Spencer Hall
Catch Us If You Can (Dave Clark Five 1965) Bath, Burgh Island, that abandoned village used by the army for target practice. Casualty - Everywhere in Bristol The stairwell in House of Elliot was filmed in the building next to Aardman Animations set which burnt down. Giblet Boys was filmed around Kingswood. Teachers was based at Merrywood School but renamed Summertime or some similar nonsense. Note claims for "The Wickerman" at Wookey Hole but no mention of the cave appears in the credits

Eric Rowlands
re: TV/Films in Somerset, Luccombe, near Minehead was used as a location for both The Jumbo Spencer Reform Club (Childrens serial) in 1976, and for the BBC's Invisible Man in 1984.

'The Ghost Hunter' [CBBC show] involving a victorian shoe-shine boy. much of the 2nd series was filmed on catherine hill in the centre of FROME [the scenes were that of back in victorian England as they had a time machine]

tim snaden
the young ones vivians head on the train track in pill north somerset in the episode about university challenge/ bambi

Tim King
'He Knew He Was Right' BBC TV 2004 - Wells and Williton Station on the West Somerset Railway. The WSR was not used to film the Harry Potter movies but did see a visit by loco 'Taw Valley' in red Hogwarts livery having just hauled a book promotion train around Britain with J.K.Rowling on board. The loco in the movies is Olton Hall of GWR origin. Robin Hood Prince of Thieves was not filmed in the Quantocks but Bryan Adams pop video of 'Everything I Do' was - at Holford Glen and Kilve Beach.


I'm pretty sure Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves was filmed on the Quantocks. I lived nearby when they were shooting.

Pam Cook
The cast of 'Casualty' were in Yeovil to film a scene about a boy trapped in a sewer. I believe it was shown in June last year (2004) Wessex Water (Yeovil)allowed them to film it using one of their 'training' sewers. Wessex Water donated the cost of the screening to St Margaret's Hospice Yeovil where I was the Nurse Manager. Simon MacCorkindale presented the cheque to us.

The big swop
a low budget filmed in Clevedon, had em up in arms. all about wife swopping and when it was premiered at the curzone it was picketed by locals about 1990ish

In the seventies Canterbury Tales was filmed in Wells

I'm sure Casualty, which is based in Bristol, uses locations in Somerset for some of its stories. I can remember a story where the paramedics rescued someone from a flat beach with sand dunes. I'm sure that was Berrow Beach.

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