The BBC were here at Harewood this week filming for a new BBC series based on the 1936 novel ‘South Riding’ by Winifred Holtby.
Harewood House’s facade and Gallery will feature in the series as ‘Maythorpe Hall’.
The book is set in the fictional South Riding of Yorkshire, the real inspiration being the East Riding. The book won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for 1936.
The novel was first adapted for the cinema in 1937 and was later adapted for television in a 1970s production starring Hermione Baddeley, Dorothy Tutin, Nigel Davenport and Judi Bowker. A radio version starring Sarah Lancashire and Philip Glenister has been made for BBC 7 and this latest adaptation by Andrew Davies, starring David Morrissey and Anna Maxwell Martin, is being produced by the BBC to be aired later this year or next…so keep your eyes peeled…!
Read more about the shoot and the series, inlcuding comments from the actors and Andrew Davis on Screen Yorkshire’s website…