THE BRONTË Parsonage is to star in two popular TV property shows.

Film crews for Escape To The Country and A Place In The Sun descended on the Haworth museum on the same day.

Nicki Chapman, presenter of BBC’s Escape to the Country, visited the museum to record a feature for a West Yorkshire episode of the show.

Principal curator Ann Dinsdale talked to Nicki about the Brontë family and their life in Haworth before showing her around the museum.

Nicki also wrote a sentence from Wuthering Heights as part of a year-long project to create a new handwritten manuscript of Emily Brontë’s famous novel.

Rebecca Yorke, head of communications and marketing at the museum said: “We welcome many production companies to the museum but staff were particularly excited about Escape to the Country coming to film.

“As sometimes happens, filming overran slightly but Nicki was completely charming and chatted to the visitors who were waiting to explore the house.

“By complete coincidence, the crew from A Place In The Sun came later the same day to take some shots of the parsonage exterior for an episode also featuring Haworth.”

Escape to the Country and A Place in the Sun will be aired later this year.

Escape To The Country, created by Talkback Thames, is a usually has some popular daytime TV show which airs internationally in syndication as well as being screened on BBC1 and BBC2.

The show, which has run for around 15 years, explores various locations and properties in the United Kingdom.

The idea of the series is that an individual or family wants to relocate from their current city home to a more peaceful, rural retreat.

The show's presenter suggests a handful of houses for the family to view, including one 'mystery house' which is something unique about it that the buyer will either love or hate.

The family also gets to sample local delights, gain historical knowledge and visit local attractions to get a feel for the area they are planning to move to.

Another version of the series, entitled Escape To The Continent, is based on exotic international locations like Portugal and Malta.

The original series of A Place In The Sun was presented by Amanda Lamb and helped British property hunters find their dream homes abroad.

The programme became so popular that three spin-off series were launched – Winter Sun, Summer Sun and Home or Away?.