From Downton Abbey to the filming of Vera

Brenda Blethyn as DCI Vera Stanhope.
Brenda Blethyn as DCI Vera Stanhope.

This week ITV’s Downton Abbey is being filmed in Alnwick and next week it’s the turn of crime drama Vera.

The programme, based on books by Ann Cleeves and set in the county, will be shooting scenes during the week in the Northumberland town.

Filming will be taking place on the corner of Fenkle Street and Narrowgate on Thursday (August 14) from 7am to 10am. Traffic management will be in place.

Details of other locations and times to follow.