Keighley locations for a BBC drama

First published in Keighley

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.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree