Filmed in the Cotswolds

Tea Time Tidbit for the week of June 17, 2019

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Some of the cast of Father Brown,
including Nancy Carroll as Lady Felicia

Father Brown is just one of several series that is filmed in the glorious Cotswolds – an area of Britain that encompasses five counties; Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire. Famous for its quintessential English villages, market towns and grand country homes - not to mention the castles – the Cotswolds provides a perfect backdrop.

Another series set in the Cotswolds is the long-running mystery Midsomer Murders where Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby’s home in fictional Causton is actually in the market town of Wallingford in Oxfordshire. The Tudor drama Wolf Hall was filmed in Gloucester, as was the 19th century drama, Lark Rise to Candleford, which was set in Oxfordshire. Meanwhile, you might recall Agatha Raisin moved from London to the Cotswolds, with Wiltshire being the location for that series.

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Chevenage House in Tetworth

The Cotswolds is so perfect a filming location that it’s even used when a series is supposedly set in another part of the U.K. Poldark for instance is synonymous with Cornwall, but the Poldark family home Trenwith House, in reality, is Chavenage House near Tetbury in Gloucestershire.

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Yew Treet Far

The fictional Yorkshire estate of Downton Abbey is another series that is largely filmed in the Cotswolds. The village of Bampton in Oxfordshire is where the Downton village scenes are filmed and Coggs Manor Farm, in the neighboring market town of Witney, is better known as Yew Tree Farm, where Lady Edith’s illegitimate daughter was brought up.

Father Brown fans, by the way, should be sure to tune into the series on Thursday, June 20th, at 9pm, when Lady Felicia, played by Nancy Carroll, will be making a rare appearance.

Episode one in the fourth series of Poldark on Masterpiece airs Sunday, June 23rd at 8pm. It’s followed by another series set in Oxfordshire, Endeavour, which airs at 9pm.

To contact Heather:
E-mail: heather@mpt.org
Address: Afternoon Tea
Maryland Public Television
11767 Owings Mills Blvd.
Owings Mills, MD 21117

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