June 28, 2022

By Chloe Roden

With feature film and high-end TV production currently booming across the English regions, we’ve taken a look at some notable productions making use of England’s diverse locations and outstanding studio facilities. Explore our list below to see what’s been filming in England, outside of London, across April – June this year!  

North West

Nolly – Quay Street Productions / ITV  

Where? Space Studios Manchester, Salford and Bolton

From It’s a Sin and A Very English Scandal writer Russel T Davies, this upcoming 3-part series sees Helena Bonham Carter play Crossroads star Noele Gordon. Production started at Space Studios Manchester in May.  

Helena Bonham Carter as Noele Gordon © Quay Street Productions 

Waterloo Road Season 11 – BBC

Where? Greater Manchester

Waterloo Road is coming back to our screens! After a seven-year break, the school drama is returning to BBC1 and BBC iPlayer with an all-new cast and storyline.  

The Full Monty – Disney+

Where? Sheffield and Manchester

The original cast of The Full Monty are returning to a Disney + series of the same name. It’s expected to release next year… 25 years after the original 1997 film!  

Ralph and Katie – BBC / Tiger Aspect Productions 

Where? Manchester and the Lake District

The spin-off of smash hit The A Word is breaking ground as the first production in British TV to be written by, directed by and starring disabled talent. Filming wrapped in Manchester in April of this year and the finished product is expected on BBC1 later this year. 

To learn more about Ralph and Katie, read our blog Ralph and Katie: Redefining Representation.  

Leon Harrop and Sarah Gordy as Ralph and Katie © Jules Hussey


Firebrand – Magnolia Mae Films / Brouhaha Entertainment 

Where? Derbyshie

Based on the novel Queen’s Gambit by Elizabeth Fremantle, Jude Law and Alicia Vikander star in Firebrand, a historical drama centred around Henry VIII’s marriage to Catherine Parr.  

South West

Dungeons and Dragons: Honour Among Thieves – Entertainment One / Paramount Pictures  

Where? Somerset

An on-screen adaptation of Dungeons and Dragons is in production, with an all-star cast including Chris Pine, Rege-Jean Page, Hugh Grant and Michelle Rodriguez. It’s set for release in March 2023! 

Rain Dogs – Sid Gentle Films Ltd / BBC / HBO 

Where? Bristol

From the production company behind Killing Eve, Rain Dogs is a brand-new BBC series using Bristol as its backdrop. 

Doctor Who – 60th Anniversary Special – BBC  

Where? Bristol

David Tennant, Catherine Tate and Neil Patrick Harris are starring in the highly anticipated 60th anniversary celebration of Doctor Who, which stopped off in central Bristol in June this year.  

East & South East

Fast and Furious 10 (Fast X)Fireball Films Ltd / Universal Pictures 

Where? Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, Hertfordshire   

The production behind the Fast and Furious franchise are no strangers to England, having stopped off in some fantastic English locations for Fast and Furious 9 . Filming for the next instalment of the franchise is underway at the masterful Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden.  

For behind-the-scenes insights into Fast and Furious 9, read our Filming in England production blog.  

Nathalie Emmanuel and Vin Diesel © 2021 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved

Boys in the BoatMGM / United Artists/ Smokehouse Pictures 

Where? Winnersh Film Studios, Berkshire  

Following the story of the rowing team who represented the US at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, Boys in the Boat is directed by George Clooney and the first production to be based at Stage Fifty’s brand-new Winnersh Film Studios. 

Loki Season 2 – Marvel / Disney + 

Where? Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire  

The Tom Hiddleston fronted Marvel series has started production for its second season, based at the one and only Pinewood Studios!  

The Crown Season 5 – Left Bank Pictures, Sony Pictures Television / Netflix  

Where? Elstree Studios, Hertfordshire  

The iconic British series returns for season 5, based at the fantastic Elstree Studios! 

Dominic West – The Crown S5 © Netflix


North East

The Old Oak – Sixteen Films 

Where? County Durham 

Ken Loach returns to the North East with his next feature film The Old Oak, which has been filming around County Durham. This is third feature to use the North East as it’s base following I, Daniel Blake and Sorry We Missed You filmed around Newcastle.

Vera Series 12 – ITV Studios 

Where? Northumberland   

This much loved ITV crime series with Brenda Blethyn returns to the gorgeous area of Northumberland once again for its twelfth series.


All Creatures Great and Small S3 – Playground Entertainment  

Where? Yorkshire Dales  

The series is back filming its third series – and what better backdrop than the beautiful Yorkshire Dales?  

Starve AcreBFI/ BBC

Where? West Yorkshire  

Adapted from Andrew Michael Hurley’s eery novel, Starve Acre is a BFI backed horror film which will star Matt Smith.  

Happy Valley Series 3Lookout Point for BBC

Where? West Yorkshire  

The third and final series of this BAFTA-Winning crime drama was back filming in Yorkshire and completed in May.


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