Alnwick ideal for Vera episode

Filming of Vera in Alnwick
Filming of Vera in Alnwick

Another major ITV drama is being filmed in Alnwick and the surrounding area as the region is once again put into the spotlight.

The cast and crew from crime drama Vera have been spotted across the area as the third episode of the fifth series of the programme is filmed predominantly in the town.

Filming of Vera in Alnwick

Filming of Vera in Alnwick

The programme, which is set to be aired later this year and based on the crime novels of Ann Cleeves, is about a murder which occurs in rural Northumberland, but has links to the town.

Location manager Andrew Bainbridge was delighted that it meant they could film in the town.

He said: “I have wanted to put Alnwick on screen for many years and finally the script fitted the town perfectly.

“It has been a real pleasure working in the town.

Filming of Vera in Alnwick

Filming of Vera in Alnwick

“The welcome we have received from all our location owners, the town council and the folk of Alnwick has been fantastic.

“I have no doubt that the episode will look great.”

Last week, they filmed scenes on Fenkle Street using Elemental Tattoo Studio, which is run by Alnwick resident Emma Archbold.

And the programme’s main character, DCI Vera Stanhope, was spotted in Alnwick Market Place during the Thursday market as they filmed there as well.

On Monday, the cast and crew were on Bailiffgate and at the Oddfellow’s Arms and on Tuesday, they were shooting clips by the old Corn Exchange.

Chillingham, Howick Estate and other areas have also been used as well as a taxi office at one of Alnwick’s industrial estates.

Filming resumes again next week when the teams will be at a variety of locations including the Duchess’s Community High School, Alnwick’s St Paul’s RC Church and Mallaburn’s building yard near Longhoughton.

The filming comes after scenes for Downton Abbey and Tales from Northumberland were also shot in the area.