Soudley Ponds


Other TV Programmes filmed in Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

New Worlds (2014)

Produced by: Channel 4
Starring: Pip Carter, Phil Cheadle

A drama series about settlers to America in the 17th century, New Worlds constructed a fort on the open picnic ground and populated the set with actors bearing muskets and actors sporting mohicans as part of their portrayal of native Americans.

Beechenhurst has a large open ground bordered by a treeline. It could almost be the eastern seaboard of America and the kind of site where pioneers might settle which is exactly how Beechenhurst was recently used when Channel 4 tv series New Worlds arrived for filming.

The Dare Devil (2013 – Ongoing)

Produced by: CBBC
Starring: Dan Antopolski

This CBBC production seeks out to put willing contestants to the test with devilish dares.

Digging in their passions, fears and phobias this popular children’s programme was once filmed at The National Diving Activity Centre in Chepstow.

Tess of the D’Urbervilles (2008)

Produced by: BBC
Starring: Gemma Arterton, Eddie Redmayne, Ruth Jones

TV mini-series adaptation of one of Thomas Hardy’s novels, Tess of the D’Urbervilles produced by the BBC detailing low-born country girl whose family find they have noble connections.

Some scenes in the mini-series were filmed in the Forest of Dean at Soudley Ponds.

Primeval (2007-2011)

Produced by: Impossible Pictures ITV
Starring: Andrew Lee Potts, Hannah Spearritt, Ben Miller

Primeval is a popular television drama series that portrays unexplained holes in the fabric of time and space, allowing dangerous creatures from the past to walk the earth once more.

This primeval production was produced by the BBC and was filmed in various locations in the Forest of Dean.

Robin of Sherwood (1984-1986)

Produced by: ITV
Starring: Michael Praed (series 1 & 2) and Jason Connery (series 3)

Way back in the 1980s, ITV produced a hugely popular Saturday evening TV series entitled Robin of Sherwood. For a number of episodes, Chepstow Castle served as a key location.

The very first episode Robin Hood and the Sorcerer showcased the castle as it did the episodes The Enchantment and The Inheritance. In the series the castle was a setting known as Castle Belleme named for the character Baron Simon de Belleme, a nobleman and sorcerer.


Film & TV

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