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Essex on the Big and Small Screen
Clockwork Mice (1995) - Poignant drama starring Art Malik and Ian Hart. Shot at Chipping Ongar.
Essex Boys (2002) - Gangland thriller starring Sean Bean and Alex Kingston. Filming took place at Brightlingsea, Jaywick, Clacton and Southend.
The Fourth Protocol (1987) - Spy thriller starring Michael Caine and Pierce Brosnan. Shot in Essex at Colchester and Chelmsford (where there is a memorable car chase scene).
Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994) - Romantic Comedy, with scenes shot at St. Clement’s Church, West Thurrock.
Golden Eye (1995) - James Bond adventure, with scenes shot Stansted Airport.
Killing Dad (1989) - Drama starring Richard E. Grant. Filmed at the Pier and Palace Hotels in Southend.
Brothers In Trouble (BBC) - Immigration drama, shot at Clacton and Mistley Quay.
Eastenders (BBC) - Soap opera, which has featured both Southend-on Sea and Clacton-on-Sea in past episodes.
Hi-de-Hi (BBC) - Comedy series centred around Maplins Holiday Camp. Scenes for the show were filmed on the Essex Sunshine coast at Dovercourt.
Ivanhoe (BBC) - Classic adventure tale, filmed at Hedingham castle, Castle Hedingham.
Jonathan Creek (BBC) - Comedy drama. One episode featured Stansted airport.
Lady Audley's Secret (ITV) - Scandalous Victorian tale of a mans obsession with a woman. Ingatestone Hall became Audley’s house, which is where the novel was actually written.
Lovejoy (BBC) - Based on the books by Essex writer Jonathan Gash, this comedy drama was set around the adventures of antiques rouge ‘Lovejoy’ played by Ian McShane. Filmed throughout Essex including Braintree, Chelmsford, Coggeshall, Colchester, Finchingfield, Gosfield Hall, Halstead, Hedingham Castle, Ingatestone Hall, Kelvedon, Layer Marney Tower, Maldon, Moyns Park, Saffron Walden, Thaxted and Wakes Colne.
The Thinker, Kat, has writen some short entries on Meanings of unusual place names in Essex and Strange Essex stories - part 1 , part 2 and part 3 (There may be more, I've not finished reading that thread, or most of the other threads).
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