The Southern Oxfordshire town of Wallingford is no stranger to appearing on both the big and small screen. In fact, in recent years it’s barely been off - with everything from British TV drama to Hollywood blockbusters using this prime location for filming. Of course, it is perhaps best known for featuring in a huge number of Midsomer Murders episodes, with its quintessential English charm being a perfect fit for the style of the show, doubling up as Causton.
So, perhaps it is no great surprise that they’ve been filming a new BBC feature in the town recently. Starring comedians Harry Hill, David Mitchell and Ben Miller, the Norman Hunter novel Professor Branestawm is being adapted for a TV movie.
The market place was transformed and transported back in time with the help of a few vintage cars. It was chosen for the very same reason that it’s become so famous for on Midsomer: its timeless English charm.
Professor Branestawm is due for release over the festive season, so keep your eyes peeled for it cropping up in the schedules.
However, the choice of location for the filming is not the only location. Actor David Mitchell, famous for Peep Show and BBC1’s Would I Lie to You? Has plenty of local knowledge, having attended school in nearby Abingdon.
It seems like Southern Oxfordshire locations are still proving to be a very big hit with location scouts and directors. And visiting the area, it’s easy to see why.