Film crews have again chosen Huddersfield as the setting for a major TV drama.

Crews have been working at Farnley Tyas on the third series of the hit crime drama DCI Banks.

And that follows the launch of the new BBC series Peaky Blinders, which was partly filmed in Armitage Bridge.

 

Blinders depicts gang warfare in Birmingham in the early part of the 20th century.

The Banks’ series is being put together by Left Bank Pictures and they have been filming at Farnley Hey, the award-winning architect-designed house.

Farnley Hey
Farnley Hey
 

Farnley Hey is one of Britain’s most celebrated post-war houses. The four-bedroom home with spectacular views over the Pennines was designed by the architect Peter Womersley in 1954 as a wedding present to his brother.

Maintained in remarkably original condition, it is a magnificent example of mid-century modern architecture.

It was one of the first post-war buildings to be listed (Grade II), supported by English Heritage.

Now it is being used for one of the sets of the new crime series.

DCI Banks will return for a third six-part series starring Stephen Tompkinson, Andrea Lowe and Caroline Catz, ITV have confirmed.

Produced by Left Bank Pictures, the new series will comprise six 60-minute episodes based on three of the internationally successful novels from the pen of author and Banks creator Peter Robinson.

The series has been commissioned for ITV by Director of Drama Commissioning Steve November.

He said: “DCI Banks has become a firm favourite amongst the ITV Drama audience and I’m very pleased we have commissioned a third series.”

Executive producer Andy Harries said: “I’m delighted by the continued success of DCI Banks. Stephen Tompkinson and the whole team have turned a hit series of novels into an international success story that began, like so many of the great TV detectives, on ITV.”

Inside Farnley Hey
Inside Farnley Hey
 

Left Bank Pictures is an award-winning independent television and film production company founded in July 2007 by Andy Harries and Marigo Kehoe.

Netherton scriptwriter Ben Sweet, who runs North Light Studios in Armitage Bridge, is delighted with the continued appeal of the town.

“It is great for Huddersfield that film-makers are choosing locations here.

“It certainly puts the town on the map and I am sure there are more things to come.”

He added: “We have a wealth of talent, great facilities and our locations are second to none.There is a real buzz going on.”