TV, Film & Literature - Yorkshire Coast

Writers and film-makers have long been attracted to this part of the country. Our literary alumni include Caedmon, reckoned to be one of the first English poets; Anne Brontë, whose The Tenant of Wildfell Hall has thrilled millions of readers, and Bram Stoker, whose Dracula takes his first victim in the lea of Whitby Abbey. These days, Alan Ayckbourn, one of the world’s most performed living playwrights, still premieres his shows at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre. Other well-known writers who have found inspiration on this coast include Winifred Holtby, Leo Walmsley, AS Byatt, Michel Faber and GP Taylor.

And film-makers have followed suit – this coastline of contrasts has been the setting for many TV series and movies over the years, from major film dramas such as Little Voice, A Chorus of Disapproval and the Harry Potter movies and to recent TV series such as Remember Me, starring Michael Palin, family favourites Heartbeat and The Royal, and BBC children’s hits All At Sea and Old Jack’s Boat with Bernard Cribbins.

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