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Film & TV Location

Visit the Museum and you may well be walking on the set of one of your favourite films or TV series.

We've highlighted just a few of our favourites below.

If you are interested in filming at our Museum, please see  Hire BCLM to Film 

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Peaky Blinders

BBC Two 1920s Gangster Drama

Series 1, 2, 3 & 4

Find out more and see behind the scenes' images

Peaky Blinders at BCLM

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Stan & Ollie

Hollywood movie, a biopic  on comedy duo Stan Laurel and Ollie Hardy.

Spot scenes of the Museum in the movie trailer before it appears at the cinemas in Jan 2019.

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Celebrity Masterchef

Celebrity MasterChef 2018 will face their toughest challenge yet - cooking a feast for 90 staff and volunteers at Black Country Living Museum .

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Antiques Roadshow

Fiona Bruce and the Antiques Roadshow team visit the Black Country Living Museum 

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Victorian Bakers

Victorian Bakers  sees modern bakers head into the midst of the Industrial Revolution and the 1870s as they film in BCLM’s very own bakery. 

Take a peek behind the scenes

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24 hours in the Past

Tyger Drew-Honey, Miquita Oliver, Ann     Widdecombe, Alistair McGowan, Colin Jackson and Zoe Lucker experience the harsh realities for  workers in the 19th century in this BBC reality TV  show.  

See behind the scenes

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Our Zoo

BBC Drama Series, 2 September 2014

The true story of Matt Charman, the man who created Chester Zoo in the 1930s. 

Find out about Our Zoo

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Arthur & George

ITV's three-part crime drama adaptation of Julian Barnes’ novel of the same name. Stars Martin Clunes. 

 

See behind the scenes

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WPC 56

BBC period police drama series 1, 2 & 3

WPC Gina Dawson, the first woman police constable to serve in her West Midlands hometown in 1956. 

See behind the scenes

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Dancing on the Edge

Stephen Poliakoff’s  explosive 1930s drama following a jazz band in London at a time of huge change.

Transmission date  4 February 2013, BBC

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Land Girls

BBC Series 1, 2 & 3

Drama following the lives and loves of four girls away from home, doing their bit for Britain in the Women's Land Army.   

 

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Hire for film and photography

The Museum welcomes different types of pre-booked filming, including feature films, television dramas, documentaries, interviews and photographic shoots (resource permitting). 

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Find out about all Film & TV shows filmed at Black Country Living Museum

Films

  Stan & Ollie 

To be released in UK cinemas on January 11  2019.


 The Current War, released Jan 2018

The dramatic story of the cutthroat race between electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to determine whose electrical system would power the modern world.

Opening scenes with Horse and carriage filmed  on the Museum's  village streets.


 The Black Prince, film release  2017

'The Black Prince' is a story of Queen Victoria and the Last King of Punjab, Maharajah Duleep Singh.


 

Bikini Blue, Film release 2017

BIKINI BLUE is a UK based Post War drama, where an English-Polish couple look to build a new life in Britain, only for his past to come back to haunt them. 


 

The Boy Who Had It All

Independant film about  England Footballer  Duncan Edwards, filmed  2017

Filmed in various locations around the Museum's village .

Related News

Express & Star:    Scores sign up for Duncan Edwards film premiere


 The  Last Witness

Independent film, 2016 

An ambitious young journalist uncovers the horrific slaughter of 22,000 Polish officers during the Second World War. A secret that has been kept hidden for far too many years.


 

 

TV Drama Series

Peaky Blinders, Series 1,2,3 &  4.   BBC Two 1920s Gangster Drama


 Our Zoo,   BBC Drama Series, 2014. The true story of Matt Charman, the man who created Chester Zoo in the 1930s. 


 Arthur & George,  ITV's three-part crime drama adaptation of Julian Barnes’ novel of the same name. Stars Martin Clunes. 


 WPC 56,   BBC period police drama series 1, 2 & 3

WPC Gina Dawson, the first woman police constable to serve in her West Midlands hometown in 1956. 

 


Dancing on the Edge

Stephen Poliakoff’s  explosive 1930s drama following a jazz band in London at a time of huge change.


 Land Girls, Series 1, 2 & 3 

Drama following the lives and loves of four girls away from home, doing their bit for Britain in the Women's Land Army.   


 Toast, 2010

 BBC1 film on Nigel Slater's life with Hollywood actress Helena Bonham Carter and Ken Stott


  Feast of July, 1995

 Crime  drama.  After an abandoned young woman in late 19th Century England is taken in by a rural couple with three handsome sons, tragic consequences result.


Inspector Morse,  1998

Crime Drama.   Episode: The Wench is Dead


 

Pigeon Summer, 1995

TV Mini series. A young girl breeds racing pigeons in the Midlands during the depression of the 1930s.

 

TV Shows

100 Homes of Britain Channel 4, Raise the Roof Productions 2018


 

Homes under the Hammer, Lion Television, 2018


 Saturday Kitchen, Wine feature filmed in 2017


 BBC Inside Out, filmed over various years from 2011 to present day


 BBC One Show, filmed about Peaky Blinders and Black Country Celebrations in 2016


 The Gadget Show, filmed  showing a Gadget team destination race with  sat navs , 2017


 The House, BBC 2 , 2017


 Weekend Escapes with Warwick Davis


 Most Haunted  and Celebrity Ghost Hunting


 Great British Food Trip with Terry Wogan, 2015


 A Very British Romance, 2015 


 BBC FA Cup Final with Benjamin Zephaniah, 2015


Britain's Got More Talent with Stephen Mulhern, 2014


 Shop Girls, BBC2, 2014


 BBC One Show, 2014


 Great British Bake Off, BBC Episode History of the Muffin  Man, Aug 2013


 Michael Portillo's Great Railway Journeys. BBC Episode Dudley to Bridgnorth, Jan 2013


 Guy Martin's How Britain Worked. Channel 4 , Nov 2012


 Mud Men  with Johnny Vaughan, Episode Thames Shipping, Apr 2012


 

 The Boat that Guy built with Guy Martin, Episode  March 2011, BBC


 Who do you think you are? with Larry Lamb August 2011 


Men of Rock, 2010

 

TV Reality Shows

Celebrity Masterchef,  2018

Cooking a feast for 90 staff and volunteers at Black Country Living Museum.


 Victorian Bakers 

Modern bakers head into the midst of the Industrial Revolution and the 1870s as they film in BCLM’s very own bakery. 


 24 hours in the Past

Celebrities experience the harsh realities for  workers in the 19th century in this BBC reality TV  show.  


 

 

TV Documentaries

History West Midlands, Ice Productions 2018


 

Invented in the West Midlands

 filmed by  GOSH TV, 2017

See on BBC Iplayer


Weapons of War, 2016

See on BBC Four 


 

Mysteries at the Museum, 2015 


 

Womens' Institute , BBC2 2015 


Miracles of the World, BBC 2015


Battlelines, Award winning BBC 2 Deaf community documentary, 2014


Coal and the Modern Age, US TV 2014


The Vertigo Years, Austrian TV, 2013


Industrial Revolution, BBC 2013


The Great British Story - A People History with Michael Wood, Episode The Age of Revolution, July 2012


Children of Titanic


Jack the Ripper, National Geographic 


A History of the World - The Birth of Steam with Adam Hart Davis


 Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age, 1999

Watch as Fred takes you to key factories and structures that spearheaded the industrial revolution and shows us how the machines actually worked.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TV Childrens' Shows

CBBC All Over the Place with Sam & Mark, 2018

CBBC Our School. 2015

CBeebies Nina & the Neurons: Earth Explorers, series Autumn 2013

CBBC  Absolute Genius with Dick & Dom, Episode 7, March 2013

CBBC Hacker Time, series Hacker the Dog: Sherlock Holmes. Aug 2012

Blue Peter's Horrible Histories 2008

Blue Peter - The Victorians 2007

TV Comedy Shows

Cunk on Britain

Comedy series  on BBC2 spoofing the history of Britain. Filmed 2017.

Related News

Radio Times:    BBC reveals details of new five-part Philomena Cunk series Cunk on Britain


 

Live TV

Children in Need Live Show, 2016

See the Choir Live on BBC Iplayer

See the Show at BCLM on  BBC Iplayer

Related News

BCLM:    We're Hosting the Children's Choir for Children in Need!


 

Adverts

 Nationwide 2018

Related News

MarComms News:   Nationwide starts from the very beginning in a new film by VCCP


NHS 70th anniversary, Firewood Productions 2018


 VRTU Healthcare, Dementia film 2018


 Premiership International Films, 2018


 Big Brum Theatre Company, 2018


 

Halfords 2017

filmed in the Museum's village


BBC Inside Out  triler, 2014


Brum Dancefest Trailer, 2014


 

To discuss filming opportunities at Black Country Living Museum, please see  Hire BCLM to Film

Please note, due to demand on resources we are not currently accepting requests for coursework-related filming from students.

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