After In The Club ends - 13 other TV and movie hits filmed in Doncaster

The final episode of Kay Mellor's babies and pregnancy drama, which drew to a close on BBC1 on Tuesday helped to put Doncaster in the national TV spotlight once more.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 9th June 2016, 10:49 am
Updated Monday, 13th June 2016, 12:09 pm
Hermione Norris (right) in In The Club.

A key scene from the six-part drama was shot at Doncaster's Robin Hood Airport - with character Roanna Wilson, played by Hermione Norris, mowing down her ex-flame Jonathan Lambert (Neil Pearson) in the airport's car park and apparently leaving him unable to walk again.

As the drama draws to a close, we've taken a look back at 13 TV and film hits that have been shot in Doncaster over the decades.

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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.

Brassed Off

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.

Whatever Happened To Harold Smith?

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.

Red Riding

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

Elton John's Made In England video.

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.

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.

Peter Capaldi in Shotgun Dave Rides East.
Come Fly With Me.
Still Open All Hours.
Brassed Off
Whatever Happened To Harold Smith?
Red Riding
Elton John's Made In England video.
Peter Capaldi in Shotgun Dave Rides East.
Come Fly With Me.