9 Must-Watch TV Shows Filmed in Calderdale/Halifax, UK to Binge on Right Now
Looking for something to binge-watch while staying at our serviced apartments in Calderdale/Halifax? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of nine TV shows that were filmed in the area and are available to watch now. From crime dramas to comedies, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Happy Valley - Series 1-2 - Netflix and BritBox Happy Valley follows police sergeant Catherine Cawood as she goes after the criminals of Calderdale. This thrilling and dramatic crime drama has won high praise and is a great TV show to watch.
Gentleman Jack - Series 1 - BBC IPlayer Escape back to the past with this BBC/HBO period drama. Gentleman Jack follows the life of Halifax diarist and 19th century landowner Anne Lister as she looks to open a coal mine and find herself a wife.
Last Tango in Halifax - Series 1-5 - BBC IPlayer An uplifting series, Last Tango in Halifax follows childhood sweethearts Alan and Celia as they reconnect 60 years on. Filmed at a number of Calderdale spots, have fun spotting familiar locations!
Ackley Bridge - Series 1-3 - All4 A school drama with many funny moments, Ackley Bridge has three series for you to binge. The series follows a school in a fictional Yorkshire town with its diverse staff and students.
Life on Mars - Series 1-2 - BBC IPlayer This drama starring John Simm follows a detective who gets involved in a car accident in 2006. When he wakes up, he finds himself in the year 1973. Scenes were filmed at Todmorden Hippodrome.
Meet the Richardsons - Series 1 - UKTV A fictional window into the frustrated marriage of Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont, who play exaggerated versions of themselves in their home and work lives, surrounded by their celebrity friends and their Hebden Bridge neighbours.
The Moorside - Series 1 - BritBox This BBC drama based on the kidnapping of Shannon Matthews from Dewsbury was filmed in Halifax with areas in Siddal and Halifax town centre recognisable to Calderdale residents.
DCI Banks - Series 1-5 - BritBox Being filmed at a number of Calderdale locations in its early series, DCI Banks follows Yorkshire DCI Alan Banks on his quests to solve crimes.
League of Gentlemen - Series 1-3 - BBC IPlayer This dark, surreal comedy series following the lives of dozens of strange inhabitants of the small, fictional town of Royston Vasey has used parts of the Calder Valley for filming.
In addition to these TV shows, Calderdale has provided atmospheric backdrops for many film productions. Places of interest include the iconic Piece Hall, originally built as a sales centre for textiles, Shibden Hall which once belonged to the famous diarist Anne Lister and is now a museum in the middle of the lovely Shibden Park, and Wainhouse Tower. You can spot some of these locations in the TV shows and films mentioned above.
Whether you’re in the mood for a thrilling crime drama or a heartwarming romance, there’s a TV show for you to enjoy while staying at our serviced apartments in Calderdale/Halifax.back to articles