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5 times Eastwood Park has been on TV

5 times Eastwood Park has been on TV

Want to get a feel for our house and grounds beyond photos, why don’t you watch us on your TV ? Eastwood Park has been fortunate to be used as a filming location for several TV programmes over the years, so why not see if you can spot us in…

  1. McDonald and Dodds

This IT drama aired in March 2020. Starring Jason Watkins (The Crown, The Lost Honour of Christopher Jeffries, W1A) and Tala Gouveia (Cold Feet), plus other household names such as Hugh Dennis, James Murray, Freddie Fox and Michele Dotrice, the detective drama followed DCI McDonald and partner, DS Dodds when “called to the Mara Retreat, a private rehabilitation clinic, to investigate the mysterious death of a wealthy patient.”

Film crews took over the Eastwood Park estate for three in September 2019 which poses in the episode as the scene of the crime – The Mara Retreat. For those familiar with Eastwood Park keep your eyes peeled for several areas of our house and grounds used for filming. A number of spaces also had a TV ‘makeover’ – can you spot where?

  1. Skins

A sure sign of growing up as a teenager in the early 2000s was watching the gritty Bristol-based teen drama Skins. Eastwood Park featured as the psychiatric hospital Effy is a patient in in series 4 (hmm, are we sensing a theme here?)

  1. Escape to the Country

Ok, hands up – who secretly loves Escape to the Country? The team are known to pop by Eastwood Park when filming in the local area and use our Terrace as a backdrop– and with stunning views of the Berkeley Vale all around, who can blame them? We’re not sure of the exact episodes we feature in but why not start with the Gloucestershire ones and work from there – there are 20 series to keep you occupied! 

  1. Mistresses

Back in 2010, BBC filmed popular drama Mistresses at Eastwood Park, following the lives of four female friends and their involvement in an array of illicit and complex relationships. A member of our team (who shall remain anonymous!) often reminisces about the time they took lunch out onto the Terrace on a beautiful summer’s day, only to see the horrified looks on everyone’s faces as they realised they’d wandered into the middle of a film set. Oops! 

  1. Casualty & Holby City

Who remembers when these two classics of British TV were filmed in Bristol? Many of our customers don’t realise that as well as being a popular events venue, Eastwood Park doubles as a training centre for medical engineers, with a number of ‘hospital environments’ around the estate. This includes a mock operating theatre, which when not in use for training, used to be used as a location for Casualty and Holby City. Who knew?!

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