An epic screen adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s critically acclaimed gothic novel Jamaica Inn, funded by Screen Yorkshire, premiered in the prime-time evening slot on BBC One, Easter Monday, 21st April 2014 with episodes 2 & 3 screening in the same slot on 22nd & 23rd April. The 3 x 60 minute part TV drama produced by Origin Pictures for BBC One had been adapted by Emma Frost (The White Queen, Consuming Passion) and directed by BAFTA award-winning director Philippa Lowthorpe (Call The Midwife, Five Daughters). Funding from Screen Yorkshire’s Yorkshire Content Fund ensured that a significant part of the production filmed on location in Yorkshire, with filming also taking place in Cornwall, where the novel is set, and Cumbria.
Production offices for Jamaica Inn were based at North Light Studios in Huddersfield. Scenes for the inn itself were filmed at Crow Edge, Penistone in Barnsley. Other Yorkshire locations set to appear in the drama include, St James Church in Bradford, Farnley Tyas, Tong and Keighley.