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Tv & Filming on the Yorkshire Coast

The Yorkshire Coast and Moors provides fantastic varied landscapes and coastal locations that have been attracting film and TV production companies, music video makers and commercial advertisers for many years.

Recently, Creative England* and Scarborough Borough Council has facilitated the filming of a variety of TV and film productions, including:

  • Victoria, Mammoth Productions
  • Remember Me, Mammoth productions/BBC One
  • Parades End, Mammoth Productions
  • All at Sea, CBB’s
  • Old Jack's Boat Series I, CBB’s
  • Old Jacks Boat Series II, CBB’s
  • Casualty, BBC One
  • Top Gear, BBC
  • Syndicate 3 Rollem Productions/BBC One
  • Emmerdale, ITV
  • Utopia Series II, Kudos productions/Channel 4
  • Altar, Content Media
  • Testament of Youth, Testament Films Ltd
  • Ted Baker SS16, Great Northern Locations

 How do I apply for permission to film in the Borough of Scarborough?

You are advised to contact the filming officer as early as possible to arrange your requirements and to avoid potential delays particularly in the summer season.

For all types of filming with a small crew (10 people or less) please complete the Small Crew Application Form and, together with a valid copy of £5 million Public Liability Insurance, send to [email protected]

On receipt of your application, you will be contacted to discuss any further requirements and fees payable prior to receiving your permissions document.

For larger productions and if you wish to discuss your filming project with the filming officer please phone 01723 232504.

Filming using a Drone/UAS

Applications to film with a Drone/UAS will require a CAA permissions licence for aerial filming. Pilots should be fully licensed and insured including PLI £5 million.

Please use the Small Crew Application Form and, together with a valid copy of £5 million Public Liability Insurance, send to [email protected]

If the Drone filming is part of your film application you do not need to apply separately.

Staying overnight?

Our experienced and knowledgeable Tourism Bureau team can help find and negotiate the right accommodation to suit your individual requirements at no cost to you.

Please complete the Crew Accommodation Form (download needs inserting) and send to [email protected] A member of the team will contact you to discuss the options available, saving you both time and money.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Creative England is dedicated to the growth of the creative industries; investing in talented people and their creative ideas, nurturing the richly diverse games, TV, film and digital media industries. From direct investment and soft loans to business mentoring; Creative England champion the best ideas of talented people and their businesses.

Scarborough Borough Council has signed up to a Film Friendly Partnership Charter with representatives from surrounding local authorities and Creative England. This Charter ensures co-operation and signifies a collective commitment to promote filming in the region, recognising its cultural and economic benefit.

Creative England should be your first point of contact for all filming-related enquiries. Specialising in locations, studios, facilities and crew, Creative England delivers a free and comprehensive support service for productions shooting outside of London.

Once you have discussed your initial requirements, Creative England can liaise with the necessary departments within Scarborough Borough Council to obtain the required permissions or organise site meetings as applicable.

For requests specific to Yorkshire, contact Chris Hordley on 07901 351 197 or

For general enquiries, please contact Creative England’s Production Services team on: +44 (0)208 324 2311or[email protected]

Call to the Borough of Scarborough residents & business owners:

Your property could be just what filmmakers are looking for, be it a cottage or a castle, a suburban semi or stately home. If your property is could accommodate filming, find out more and register on Creative England’s free database.

Creative England’s database is also populated with local facilities and crew. Registration is again free, so whether you are an experienced professional or new entrant, an established business or start-up company, register on the database so productions filming in the region can find you.

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