Local Film & Television


Yorkshire is becoming the go to location for TV and film production. Many of which are filmed very near to Rough Top Cottage! Here is our review of some of the well known shows and lesser known films, to be filmed in Yorkshire. 

Happy Valley

This award winning BBC drama is totally filmed in the local area with most of the film locations in Sowerby Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge and Halifax. Written by the acclaimed dramatist Sally Wainwright, Happy Valley stars Sarah Lancashire, as a police sergeant, and James Norton as bad boy Tommy Lee Royce and both the BBC drama and its leading lady won the major BAFTA award 2017 for series 2.

Filming of series 3 should be over the summer of 2019 fro broadcast during the winter months. 

Gentleman Jack

Gentleman Jack is a Sally Waintright adaptation of the true story of a remarkable woman Anne Lister (1791-1840). Anne wrote diaries all her life which give a great insight into her life as a landowner, business woman, mountaineer, intrepid traveller and lesbian.

It is a BBC/HBO production filmed at Shibden Hall in Halifax and it’s promising to take the country by storm! Look out for it and visit Shibden Hall to see the setting and Anne’s home during the mid 19th century.

Gentleman Jack will star Surrane Jones in the leading role and is supported by Timothy West, Gemma Jones and Peter Davison and many more well known actors.

Ackley Bridge

Schools drama series for Channel4 set in a Yorkshire mill town, where a new academy school merges the lives and cultures of the largely divided white and Asian community. Filmed at the former St Catherine’s RC High School in Halifax and out and about on location.

Where is Last Tango in Halifax filmed?

Last Tango in Halifax was filmed near Rough Top Cottage.

Another Sally Wainwright drama about a couple reunited in love after 50 years apart.

Stars Anne Reid and Derek Jacoby with Sarah Lancashire and Nicola Walker. Filmed in Halifax and Hebden Bridge area. Great viewing a real hit!

Look out for The White Lion pub in Hebden Bridge as it features in several scenes.

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