TV Programmes/Films set in Durham

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Elizabeth (1998)  Raby Castle is one of Durham’s award-winning visitor attractions. And in 1998 the film Elizabeth starring Cate Blanchett became an award-winning film (BAFTA Best British film). So when the two come together it is an irresistible mix.

Raby Castle is one of Durham’s award-winning visitor attractions. And in 1998 the film Elizabeth starring Cate Blanchett became an award-winning film (BAFTA Best British film). So when the two come together it is an irresistible mix.

Lambton Castle was the unique setting for BBC series 'The Paradise'

Lambton Estate near Chester-le-Street may open for tourists

The characters in a Catherine Cookson (1906-1998) novel know all about hard work and the struggle to forge a living in tough, physical conditions. So when the television producers of the Cookson novel ‘Dinner of Herbs’ were looking for a location which was as gritty and as interesting as the characters in the storyline, Killhope Lead Mining Museum fitted the bill perfectly.

From gardens and ghosts to photo opportunities and picnic spots, find out what's not to be missed on a visit to Durham in our 'top lists below.

Get Carter (1971)  The one which started it all. Realistic, sinister and influential the Get Carter film set the standards for future British crime films. Set in north east England and partly filmed in Durham the story tracks London gangster Jack Carter (Michael Caine) on his quest to uncover the real story behind his brother’s seemingly accidental death

From gardens and ghosts to photo opportunities and picnic spots, find out what's not to be missed on a visit to Durham in our 'top lists below.

Blast Beach on Durham's heritage coast was the setting for Alien 3 in 1992

From gardens and ghosts to photo opportunities and picnic spots, find out what's not to be missed on a visit to Durham in our 'top lists below.

What list of 21st century film favourites would dare omit the Harry Potter movies based on the hugely successful book series by authoress J K Rowling?

What list of century film favourites would dare omit the Harry Potter movies based on the hugely successful book series by authoress J K Rowling?

George Gently was shot on location in Durham City

From gardens and ghosts to photo opportunities and picnic spots, find out what's not to be missed on a visit to Durham in our 'top lists below.

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