Hardcastle Crags is a backgrop for BBC drama

BBC filming new drama, Death Comes to Pemberley, at Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge.
BBC filming new drama, Death Comes to Pemberley, at Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge.

Hardcastle Crags and Gibson Mill are being used by film crews as the perfect backdrop for a new TV production.

Cameras have been rolling at the National Trust estate in Hebden Bridge for the BBC drama Death Comes to Pemberley - the sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

BBC filming new drama, Death Comes to Pemberley, at Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge.

BBC filming new drama, Death Comes to Pemberley, at Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge.

The BBC are using the woodland area surrounding Gibson Mill and a quaint waterfall just past the building for various scenes in the three-part series expected to air this Christmas.

Based on PD James’s novel the story tells the tale of Elizabeth and Mr Darcy five years into their marriage, the plot surrounds the character of Lydia Wyckham (Jenna Coleman) whose husband is killed, creating chaos in Pemberley.

Judith Patrick, countryside property manager for Hardcastle Crags and Gibson Mill, said: “The team and I are so pleased that the BBC have included Hardcastle Crags as a location for filming this production. Yorkshire is very picturesque and we’re so proud to be a part of the project.”

The actors involved include Matthew Goode, star of Watchmen and Brideshead Revisited, Trevor Eve, star of Shoestring and Waking the Dead and Jenna Louise Coleman from Doctor Who.