Drama finds ideal locations right here

14th January 2012.'Bird sanctuary planned for Duncombe Park, Helmsley.'Pictured the house at Duncombe Park .'Picture by Gerard Binks.
14th January 2012.'Bird sanctuary planned for Duncombe Park, Helmsley.'Pictured the house at Duncombe Park .'Picture by Gerard Binks.
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Two of North Yorkshire’s most stunning locations provide the backdrop for the sumptuous new period drama – Parade’s End – on BBC 2.

The North York Moors National Park, near Scarborough, and Duncombe Park in Ryedale were both used in the filming of the series.

Undated BBC Handout Photo from Parades End. See PA Feature TV Cumberbatch. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/BBC. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature TV Cumberbatch.

Undated BBC Handout Photo from Parades End. See PA Feature TV Cumberbatch. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/BBC. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature TV Cumberbatch.

Parade’s End is a five-part period drama adapted for the screen by Sir Tom Stoppard from the novels by Ford Madox Ford. It is on Fridays.

It is set in the dying years of the Edwardian era leading up to the First World War, and stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall.

Jake Duncombe from Duncombe Park, said: “Filming is great fun.

“Filming not only creates great excitement, but also brings local benefits and contributes substantially to the local economy. We look forward to further filming opportunities.”

Creative England, which promotes film activity of all kinds , now aims to provide a ‘one stop shop’ for productions, to assist them in finding everything from suitable locations for filming, to freelance crew and facilities companies.

The organisation is also encouraging property owners or managers interested in filming to register their property details.

A range of properties is sought, from stately homes, grand manor houses and mansions to large family homes, remote farm houses, and country cottages; from coastal properties, industrial mills and factories to sleek city centre offices, apartments and penthouses.

Jake Duncombe said: “We are very pleased to join Creative England’s new national film location library.”

Chris Hordley, Creative England’s production liaison manager for Yorkshire, said: “This is an exciting time for filming in Yorkshire. Creative England’s new location database marks a brand new chapter for filming in the English regions, for the first time ever Yorkshire film locations will be given a national platform. This demonstrates Creative England’s long term commitment to support filming in Yorkshire; and we will grow our library of unique Yorkshire locations year upon year.”

The region is no stranger to film and television fame. Castle Howard, also in Ryedale, was the setting for Brideshead Revisited.

Scarborough was used as a location for Little Voice, The Royal and Brides in the Bath.

It also featured in Heartbeat, still being shown on ITV 3. The police drama was based in Goathland and also used Whitby as a location.