PICTURE GALLERY: 13 TV and film hits shot in Doncaster

Several scenes from hit mining and music movie Brassed Off were shot in Doncaster.

Several scenes from hit mining and music movie Brassed Off were shot in Doncaster.

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Filming on the new series of Still Open All Hours is due to draw to a close today - with the Doncaster shot comedy show due back on screens at Christmas.

As studio filming for the Balby cornershop sitcom ends, we've taken a look back at 13 TV and film hits that have been shot in Doncaster over the decades.

1. Open All Hours/Still Open All Hours

The Beautique hairdressing salon on the corner of Lister Avenue and Scarth Avenue in Balby served as Arkwright's shop from 1973-1985 in the original series and cameras have been back every year since 2013 for the rehashed version.

2. Brassed Off

The hit movie about a colliery band's struggles against a backdrop of pit closures was largely filmed in Grimethorpe - but Doncaster Minster, the old Doncaster College site in Church View and Hatfield Colliery were all used for scenes.

Open All Hours has had a long association with Doncaster.

Open All Hours has had a long association with Doncaster.

3. Whatever Happened To Harold Smith?

This largely forgotten comedy love story from 1999 had a stellar cast - Tom Courtenay, Lulu, Stephen Fry, David Thewlis and James Corden - and several scenes were recorded in Hexthorpe.

4. Red Riding

This three part crime thriller drama starring David Morrissey and the late Warren Clarke was set against the backdrop of the Yorkshire Ripper murders - Stainforth was used for some of the sequences.

Scenes from This Is England were filmed in Conisbrough.

Scenes from This Is England were filmed in Conisbrough.

5. Shotgun Dave Rides East

In 2003, long before he became the twelfth incarnation of Doctor Who, Scottish actor Peter Capaldi made a short film based in Doncaster with Tim Dantay about two men attempting to canoe to the Ukraine.

6. Four Lions

Controversial comedian Chris Morris directed this 2010 black comedy film about a group of Sheffield-based jihadists. Some of the movie was shot at Robin Hood Airport.

Channel 4 used Stainforth for crime thriller drama Red Riding. Pictured is the late Warren Clarke.

Channel 4 used Stainforth for crime thriller drama Red Riding. Pictured is the late Warren Clarke.

7. Come Fly With Me

The airport was also the setting for 2010 comedy series Come Fly With Me, a spoof documentary about airline and airport workers, starring comics David Walliams and Matt Lucas.

8. Among Giants

Brassed Off star, the late Pete Postlethwaite, featured in this 1998 movie about electricity pylon painters. The now demolised Thorpe Marsh power station was used as a location.

9. This Is England

Shane Meadows ongoing, gritty drama about the lives of a group of friends has been filmed across South Yorkshire in its various guises - Conisbrough's Ivanhoe WMC was one of the locations.

Long before Doctor Who, actor Peter Capaldi filmed a short movie in Doncaster called Shotgun Dave Rides East.

Long before Doctor Who, actor Peter Capaldi filmed a short movie in Doncaster called Shotgun Dave Rides East.

10. Prometheus

The 1998 film created by playwright Tony Harrison focused on political and social issues by the fall of the working class in England and was shown on Channel 4. Thorpe Marsh was used in some scenes.

11. Stone, Scissors, Paper

Ken Stott and Juliet Stevenson teamed up for this romantic BBC television drama which was filmed in and around Sprotbrough Lock in 1997.

12. The Library

Shot all over Doncaster, this locally made film about the occult included Hall Cross school, the Transport Interchange and even the former Sunny Bar offices of the Free Press among its locations.

13. Elton John's Made In England video

The Rocket Man wanted to portray English life in this 1995 song - and the former Queen pub in Sunny Bar and two pensioners gossiping over a fence in Elmfield Road, Hyde Park both feature.

Prometheus was filmed at Thorpe Marsh power station.

Prometheus was filmed at Thorpe Marsh power station.

Among Giants with Pete Postlethwaite was another film shot partly in Doncaster.

Among Giants with Pete Postlethwaite was another film shot partly in Doncaster.

Scenes from the David Walliams and Matt Lucas comedy Come Fly With Me were filmed at Robin Hood Airport.

Scenes from the David Walliams and Matt Lucas comedy Come Fly With Me were filmed at Robin Hood Airport.

David Thewlis in Whatever Happened To Harold Smith, part of which was filmed in Hexthorpe.

David Thewlis in Whatever Happened To Harold Smith, part of which was filmed in Hexthorpe.

Four Lions was another movie which used Robin Hood as a backdrop.

Four Lions was another movie which used Robin Hood as a backdrop.

Stone, Scissors, Paper with Juliet Stevenson and Ken Stott.

Stone, Scissors, Paper with Juliet Stevenson and Ken Stott.