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March 30, 2023

By Chloe Roden

Film and high-end TV production has got off to a tremendous start this year, with crews setting up to shoot in some fantastic spots across the English Regions. From spooky thrillers to period dramas, explore our roundup of some of the exciting productions which have been shooting in England, outside of London, through January to March this year.   

North West

A Gentleman in Moscow – Entertainment One / Paramount+ 

Where? Bolton, Greater Manchester 

Ewan McGregor is starring in a TV adaptation of Amor Towles’ bestselling novel A Gentleman in Moscow, with the cast and crew filming in the ever-popular location of Bolton in Greater Manchester.


Boiling Point TV SeriesAscendant Fox / Matriarch Productions / BBC  

Where? Space Studios, Manchester  

One-shot masterpiece Boiling Point was received with great acclaim when it was released in 2021 – following this, a spin-off TV adaptation of Boiling Point has entered production, starring Stephen Graham and based at Space Studios in Manchester.  

Fool Me Once – Netflix / Quay Street Productions 

Where? Manchester  

Netflix are bringing us another Harlen Coben adaptation after the gripping Stay Close and The Stranger. Fool Me Once has been filming in Manchester and stars Michelle Keegan and Richard Armitage. 

Brassic  Series 5 – Clerkenwell Films / Sky UK 

Where? Lancashire 

The fifth series of much-loved comedy series Brassic wrapped earlier this year, which filmed in Blackpool and around the wider Lancashire area.   


This Town – Kudos / BBC 

Where? Digbeth Loc. Film and TV studio, Birmingham 

Based at the brand new Digbeth Loc. Film and TV Studio in Birmingham, This Town is another series written by Steven Knight which is set in Wolverhampton and Birmingham. 

Steven Knight’s Peaky Blinders Series 6 © BBC/Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd/Matt Squire

South West

The Killing Kind Paramount + / Eleventh Hour Films 

Where? The Bottle Yard Studios, Bristol 

The Killing Kind is an upcoming adaptation of Jane Casey’s 2022 breakthrough legal thriller novel of the same name, recently announced to be in production filming at The Bottle Yard in Bristol.  

Ruby Speaking – Yellow Door Productions / ITVX

Where? Bristol

Set in a Bristol call centre, comedian Jayde Adams stars as Ruby in this upcoming off-beat comedy which has been filming in locations across the city this year!

Rivals – Happy Prince TV / Disney+ 

Where? TBY2, Bristol 

Rivals is a TV adaptation from Disney+ based on Jilly Cooper’s novel of the same name, starring a phenomenal cast which includes David Tennant, Aidan Turner and Danny Dyer.

The cast of Rivals © Disney +

East & South East

Ghosts Series 5 – Monumental Television / BBC 

Where? West Horsley Place, Surrey  

Popular sitcom Ghosts is returning for a fifth series, which started production in January this year. West Horsley Place in Surrey has been the home of Ghosts since its start in 2019, doubling for the spooky Button House! 

Mary and George – Hera Pictures / AMC+  

Where? Kent  

Mary and George will see Julianne Moore star as the Countess of Buckingham in a series which chronicles the infamous Countess’ twisted power and influence. 

The Devil’s Hour Series 2 – Hartswood Films / Amazon Studios  

Where? Farnborough Film Studios, Hampshire  

After a phenomenal first series, The Devil’s Hour is returning to newly established Farnborough Film Studios to film series 2 of the hit Amazon thriller starring Jessica Raine.   

Jessica Raine behind-the-scenes of Series 1 of The Devil’s Hour © Amazon Studios

North East

Jackdaw – Netflix  

Where? Tees Valley  

Although little has been revealed about the intriguing project so far, crews for the action feature Jackdaw have been setting up in Tees Valley!  


Blitz – New Regency Productions / Apple TV + 

Where? Hull, East Yorkshire  

Steve McQueen is taking on another era of British history with Blitz, a historical drama starring Saoirse Ronan, Harris Dickinson, Erin Keyyman and Stephen Graham. The production has been filming at various locations in Hull, East Yorkshire, as well as some other exciting spots across the regions. 

Across the English regions, Creative England’s Filming in England team are on hand to facilitate high-end TV and feature film productions, working with local and regional partners.  For more information on the support we offer, please visit