Keighley locations for a BBC drama

A major BBC drama filmed partly in Keighley is being screened on Easter Monday.

The adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s gothic novel Jamaica Inn begins at 9pm on BBC One.

The drama, which tells of a young woman who moves to the windswept Cornish moors in 1821, will be shown in three 60-minute episodes.

Funding from Screen Yorkshire’s Yorkshire Content Fund ensured that a significant part of the production was filmed in Yorkshire, including Keighley, Barnsley and Bradford.

Screen Yorkshire spokesman Hugo Heppell described the adaptation as “visceral and authentic”.

Jamaica Inn follows spirited Mary Yellan as she moves in with her aunt only to find her firmly under the spell of the domineering husband Joss.

Heavy-drinker Joss is head of a gang of men who smuggle along the stretch of the Cornish coastline.


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