TV & Film Work

The facilities and locations of the East Somerset Railway are available for TV & Film work.

Please get back to me with who took this picture so I can credit it - thx
Please get back to me with who took this picture so I can credit it - thx

These pictures show a lighting rig going up for the recent filming of an upcoming British war drama, starring Jenny Seagrove, Julian Kostov, Ronan Keating, John Hannah and Amanda Abbington. The filming took in lots of local sites, such as our lovely railway, Cranmore village and Wells to name a few.

Other TV & Film work include -

  • Another Mothers Son, British Film Council Film, Directed by Christopher Menaul and produced by Bill Kenwright (2015)
  • Home away from home - BBC TV series (2014)
  • Escape to the Country - BBC TV series (2012)
  • Turn of the Screw starring Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey) and Sue Johnson - BBC Film (2009)
  • BBC "Inside Out" programme about the steam galas at the ESR and the West Somerset Railway (2003)
  • "Be Freeserve" TV advert for Freeserve (2002)
  • "Maigret" - ITV drama starring Ian Ogilvy (1988)
  • "Flash Back" - ITV drama starring Graham Stark (1986)
  • "Hanover Street" - Film starring Harrison Ford and Lesley Anne Down. Features a motorbike chase, which involves a jump over the cutting near Merryfield Lane, performed by Eddie Kidd.