Arley Hall, the Gardens and the Estate has been used as a location for a wide variety of filming from news stories on BBC Breakfast News to Disney productions.
Among some of the productions filmed at Arley have been the BBC’s Peaky Blinders, Antiques Road Show, Body Farm, Great British Garden Revival, Songs of Praise, Our Zoo and we have been the link setting for Inside Out North West several times. ITV’s Coronation Street, Cold Feet, The Voice, Tonight with Trevor McDonald, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Cold Blood, The Forsythe Saga, Midwinter of the Spirit and Britannia High. Channel 4’s Hollyoaks and of course our involvment with Disney UK for Evermoor. Additionally we have also been the venue for the Manchester United Football Clubs Christmas message and CBBC’s Mr Tumble, Who Let The Dogs Out and Marrying Mum & Dad!
Filming Exhibition in The Hall
Are you passionate about Peaky Blinders? Or maybe you are crazy about Coronation Street? Well you might be interested in our new exhibition, which throws the spotlight on those shows and many more that have been filmed at Arley since the 1980s.
Open from Tuesday 4th June 2019 and features behind the scenes images, stills from the programmes and anecdotes from Arley staff who watched the dramas unfold.
You will be able to visit the exhibition room whenever the hall is open, usually that’s Tuesdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays – unless the latest filming gets in the way!
ITV’s The Voice filmed its trailer to promote the new series in our Library!
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Filmed at Arley, season three sees Tommy Shelby pulled into the glamorous and dangerous world of international intrigue in 1920s Britain, putting his entire organisation and family at risk, and forcing him to question everything about his own ambitions and desires.
Paddy Considine (Pride) joins the cast as the representative of a force beyond anything Shelby has previously encountered.
Also joining for filming of season three, Dina Korzun (Last Resort), Jan Bijvoet (Cordon) are refugees from a foreign conflict who desperately need Tommy Shelby’s help.
Creator Steven Knight, who has confirmed that the series will open on Tommy Shelby’s wedding day, writes all episodes. He said, “I am genuinely thrilled at the prospect of season three. I think it will be the best yet. Lots of things familiar but lots of things are new. It’s still a Birmingham story and it always will be. Now, it has international consequences. I can’t wait to see it myself.”
Cillian Murphy (Inception), Helen McCrory, (Skyfall), Paul Anderson (Legend), Sophie Rundle (An Inspector Calls), and Joe Cole (Pressure) all reprise their roles in the Shelby family and Joe Cole is once again joined by his real-life brother, Finn Cole (Inspector Lewis) as his on-screen cousin, Michael.
Belgian director, Tim Mielants, whose series, Cordon was recently remade in the US as Containment, will direct all episodes and Simon Maloney makes his debut as producer.
Cillian Murphy said, “It’s the sign of a great show when by the second or third season it’s richer than ever. The writing this year is the strongest it’s ever been. It’s off the charts.”
Ordered by BBC Two Controller Kim Shillinglaw and Polly Hill, Peaky Blinders is a Caryn Mandabach and Tiger Aspect Production for BBC Two, executive produced by Steven Knight, Caryn Mandabach, Will Gould, Jamie Glazebrook, Frith Tiplady, Cillian Murphy and, for the BBC, Matthew Read.
Coronation Street has filmed several times at Arley and used our chapel for both a wedding and Deirdre Barlow’s funeral.
ITV Midwinter of the Spirit
First in a new three-part supernatural thriller. Priest and trainee exorcist Merrily Watkins is asked by the police for her help in solving a baffling and gruesome murder. The Old Parsonage and The Hall were used in the filming.
Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners – Country House Rescue
Channel 4 series in which Arley was used as the Country house to aspire to in this series about cleaning up run down country houses.
Close To The Enemy
Filming is taking place at Arley for the new six-part BBC2 Stephen Poliakoff drama.
BBC TV Series Filmed at Arley
Arley Hall appeared in the well received BBC drama about the founder of Chester Zoo.
Evermoor, about an American teen who is uprooted from her city home in the US for a new start in England, will be filmed at Arley Hall. It will be produced by Liverpool-based Lime Pictures, the company behind Hollyoaks and The Only Way is Essex. Due to air this autumn, it will be the first UK production to be shown on the Disney Channel.
Chris did some filming in the Herbaceous Border for the BBC2 series Great British Garden Revivals.
Photoshoots at Arley
Arley also offers a setting for photoshoots which have included Mamas & Papas, Citroen, BMW, Lexus and Matalan.