Last Tango at Hoghton Tower - As Seen on Screen

As Seen on Screen

As Seen on Screen

Hoghton Tower, with its striking drive, amazing views and impressive architecture, has been the setting for many film and TV productions.

Sherlock Holmes, Life on Mars and Peaky Blinders are some relatively recent examples, but you can trace our big and small screen careers a lot further back.

Walk in the footsteps of Adrian Dunbar, Robbie Coltrane, Derek Jacobi, David Tennent, Lily Cole, Cillian Murphy and Helen McCrory as you explore Hoghton Tower’s lush interiors and big, beautiful backdrops.

Book a guided Tower Tour to hear behind-the-scenes stories from some of your favourite TV shows and mini-series, and see if you can spot us in these iconic series.



2019 – Peaky Blinders, BBC, Season 5
Starring – Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Kate Dickie

2018 – Marrying Mum and Dad CBBC, Presenters – Naomi Wilkinson and Ed Petrie

2017 – Elizabeth I and her Enemies Channel 5 Documentary, Dir. Chris Holt. Starring Lily Cole.

2016 – Henry VIII and his Six Wives Channel 5 Documentary, Dir. Chris Holt.

2014 – The Dare Devil CBBC, Starring Dan Antopolski

2013 – Last Tango in Halifax BBC Drama Series, Dir. Euros Lyn. Starring- Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi.

2007 – Life on Mars BBC Series, Dir. S J Clarkson. Starring John Simm.

2007 – Cold Blood ITV series, Dir. Suri Krishnamma.

2005 – Casanova BBC mini-series, Dir- Russell T Davies. Starring Rose Byrne, David Tennent, Peter O’Toole, and Matt Lucas.

2003 – In Search of Shakespeare – The Lost Years BBC Documentary, Dir. David Wallace.

1996 – The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders Granada TV Movie, Dir. David Attwood. Starring Alex Kingston.

1993 – Cracker – The Mad Woman in the Attic Granada TV Series, Dir. Michael Winterbottom. Starring Robbie Coltrane, Christopher Ecclestone and Adrian Dunbar.

1991 – Sherlock Holmes – The Disappearance of Lady Carfax Granada TV series, Dir. John Madden.

1989 – Bert Rigby, You’re a Fool Film Dir. Carl Reiner. Starring Robbie Coltrane and Robert Lindsay.

1989 – Confessional ITV series, Dir. Gordon Flemyng. Starring Robert Lindsay.

1987 – Treasure Hunt Game Show, starring Anneka Rice

1986 – Lost Empires Granada TV series, Dir. Alan Grint. Starring Colin Firth and Laurence Olivier.

1980 – Roots of England BBC2 Documentary series

1977 – The Witches of Pendle BBC movie, Dir. Anthea Browne-Wilkinson

1953 – Historic Houses of England BBC Documentary series


Photo credit: BBC/Red Production Company/Ben Blackall

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