TV and Film

 Welcome to our TV and Film page that features LYR Trust in TV and Film.

Golden Age of Steam Railways

'The Golden Age of Steam Railways' is a BBC Four TV series regularly repeated on BBC and cable TV channels. This features early years of the Worth Valley including an interview with Richard Greenwood accompanying some of his films covering the purchase, restoration and operation of 51218 from the 1960's.  We are expecting this to be repeated, for information - click here

Testament of Youth

'Testament of Youth' – this film was on general release in 2015 and featured all our carriages.. 
A BBC Films production of the First World War memoir of Vera Britain, of which more detail can be found on BBC website
click here.  You will see some of our photos taken during the production in 2014 under the 'galleries' for each carriage - these could not be displayed at the time of filming in March 2014.

Peaky Binders

Peaky Blinders' Club Carriage 47 and Bogie Brake 1474 were used for this BBC Two TV six-part drama first series about a Birmingham gang, shown in late 2013.   47 featured prominently as Winston Churchill's mobile office in the first and last episodes of that series.  Further information about repeat showings available from the BBC website - click here.  The first series can also be watched at small cost on Amazon Video

South Riding

Our carriage 279 took part in filming in 2010 for the BBC TV drama ‘South Riding’, a new three-part adaptation of the novel by Winifred Holtby about the lives, loves and politics of a 1930s Yorkshire community, first shown in 2011 on BBC One.

An airfield site in North Yorkshire was used to recreate 'The Shacks', an area near the sea cliffs at Skipsea in East Yorkshire, although some scenes were filmed at The Shacks.

The interior filming was carried out in a recreation of 279 in a Leeds studio, which included a skylight, so 279 itself featured a temporary skylight for the filming.

Below are some photos covering the removal of 279 from Oxenhope and at the filming location.

See the BBC website for a brief feature on South Riding which features the Shacks and 279 - click here