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Quainton on Film

Over the years Quainton has been used as the setting for a number of films, TV programs and music videos.

Description Filming Dates Producer Comment
Otley 1968 Bruce Cohn Curtis Films Ltd.
Open Road Films
Metroland 1972 BBC Details
11 Harrowhouse 1974 Elliott Kastner Productions Details
Arenson International Furniture Advert October 1975 Arenson International Ltd, St Albans Still photos for an advertising brochure for office furniture
Record Album Cover 11th November 1975 TBC Still photos for a record Album Cover - see Quainton News No. 27
Still shoot 1975? - Still photos taken in the Diner
Play School January 1976 BBC Details
Nationwide 30th June 1976 BBC Details
Pop Video - Brotherhood of Man - Goodbye Goodbye 29th December 1978 - Details
Pop Video - The Tourists - So Good to be Back Home 1979 - Details
Country Singer Music Video ? - Country singer on bale of straw in wagon
Doctor Who - Black Orchid 5 October 1981 BBC Details
Jewel in the Crown 1983 Granada Television Details
Pop Video - Locomotion circa 1983 - A cover version of Locomotion originally released by Little Eva in 1962, and was covered by many singers including Kylie Minogue in 1987. This was a less well known release by Paula Ann Bland? (Grangehill?).
Sherlock Holmes - The Masks of Death 1984 Tyburn Film Productions Limited Details
The Unrepeatable Who Dare Wins 1986 - Details
Television Commercial Video 13th February 1989 ???? LCDR No. 9 used on mainly internal shots
The Woman in Black 2nd March 1989 Central Films / ITV Details
Commercial Video 31st March 1989 ???? ????
BBC German Service Video 26th May 1989 BBC German Service Mainly the sights and sounds of the Centre, including an interview with the Centre's Curator
Still Shots 24th July 1989 Evening Standard Still shots of classic cars outside the station at dawn (4 am) on two days for a Evening Standard supplement
Still Shots 13th September 1989 ???? Still photography for a clothing catalogue
The Frog Prince 28th September 1989 ???? Film of Grimm's story for childrens TV. This one day shoot involved the children arriving at the station, carrying a frog over a bridge and taking it for a ride in the train. At some stage the frog was kissed and turned into a prince.
Promotional Filming 26th May 1990 Chiltern Railways Class 165 DMU 165002 visited Quainton, before the Class entered service with Chiltern Railways, to pose next to Metropolitan No. 1 for publicity photos and film. The set came straight to Quainton from the BREL Works
Sherlock Holmes - The Crucifer of Blood October 1990 Agamemnon Films, British Lion Film Corporation Details
- circa 1990 Fujifilm Japanese promotional film for Thomas the Tank Engine
News Insert 10th October 2002 BBC South News insert relating to the Duke of Gloucester's private visit
News Insert circa 2003 BBC South News insert for a visit by Dorothy Wright to see Swanscombe; a locomotive her father drove
Midsomer Murders - Things that go bump in the Night May 2004 ITV Details
Midsomer Murders - Down among the Dead Men 2005 ITV Details
- 2005 Talkback for ITV Part of a series with two young ladies learnt various activities. At Quainton they learnt to prepare, fire and drive GWR 0-6-0PT No. 7715
Jaguar Cars photo shoot circa 2005 Autocar? In Quainton's Up Yard with the new bridge and the green DMU as background
Scrapheap Challenge 21st April 2006 Channel 4 Details
TV Comedy Show circa 2005/6 - Featuring someone tied to the railway line in "traditional manner".
Black Orchid Documentary circa 2008 BBC Details
Bang Goes the Theory 2010 BBC Details
Wartime Farm Christmas 2012 BBC 2 Details
Endeavour 2013 ITV Endeavour is an Inspector Morse prequel, starring Shaun Evans as a younger version of the detective. The filming took place over 2 days in October 2012
Hairy Bikers Restoration Road Show 11th August 2013 BBC As part of a program celebrating 150 years of London Transport. This featured the Hairy Bikers and Metropolitan No. 1 filmed at London Transports Depot. At the time of writing a video clip is available on the BBC website.
Antique Road Trip Autumn 2013 BBC 1 A short piece of filming was done in Rewley Road for the Antique Road Trip which we were told would be broadcast 'sometime in February on a Friday' and that we would be advised when. As far as we know the excerpts filmed at Quainton were never used. Regular viewers will be aware that the format of the show is for 2 different auctioneers each week to visit antique shops in a given area with each of them, on each day, visiting places of interest enroute. Thomas Plant came to Quainton for the filming. We understand that Bletchley Park was also involved when Quainton was being filmed. The filming at Quainton covered interior views of the Churchill Coach and LNWR Diner as well as very rare use of our 3 wheeled velocipede.
Top Gear Filmed 2014 BBC 1 A segment was filmed for Top Gear at Quainton as part of a journey through the south of England. This was due to be shown in March 2015, but was caught up in the suspension and later sacking of Jeremy Clarkson. It has not been shown to date. Only external shots were taken, no locomotives or stock featured in the filming.
Endeavour 2017 ITV Endeavour is an Inspector Morse prequel, starring Shaun Evans as a younger version of the detective. The filming took place in July 2017

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