BBC films on location on UK heritage railway for TV period gangster saga
The BBC has filmed on location on a heritage railway in the West Yorkshire region of northern England for a new World War I-era TV gangster saga. Peaky Blinders begins in 1919 and scenes have been shot on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway north-west of Leeds.
Paul Holroyd is Filming Liaison Officer for the Vintage Carriages Trust and spoke to Keighley News: “The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway is an ideal location for producers, packing six stations, two tunnels, two level crossings and several bridges into just under five miles.
“A total of 140 people were involved at the filming location and the unit base. There was also a great deal of preparatory work.”
Sally Joynson is Chief Executive of Screen Yorkshire: “This is the first project to receive investment from the Yorkshire Content Fund and what a project it is."
The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway is an ideal location for producers, packing six stations, two tunnels, two level crossings and several bridges into just under five miles.
Paul Holroyd, Vintage Carriages Trust
She adds: “It is the type of production we are looking to attract to Yorkshire - big budget, epic storyline and with immense talent involved across the project. Peaky Blinders shows how our new fund is attracting productions of scale to the region.”
The Vintage Carriages Trust worked with the Bahamas Locomotive Society and the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Trust to provide a steam locomotive and five period carriages for the shoot.
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