Another TV drama filmed in Huddersfield has opened to rave reviews.

Critics have hailed Remember Me, a chilling three-part drama starring former Monty Python star Michael Palin and Game of Thrones’ Mark Addy, which opened on BBC 1 on Sunday evening.

The programme was filmed in Huddersfield and Scarborough earlier this year.

And Mark Brooke, director of North Light Film Studios who brought the production to Huddersfield, said it was great for the town.

Click above to see a sneak peak of pictures from episode two of the drama.

Palin, 70, plays elderly Tom Parfitt, a frail Yorkshireman whose admittance to a nursing home triggers a series of inexplicable events. On the day he leaves his home to move into residential care, he witnesses a violent death.

Care assistant Hannah (Jodie Comer - My Mad Fat Diary) and investigating police detective Rob Fairholme (Mark Addy - Games of Thrones, Atlantis), try to unravel the riddle of his mysterious history, and are drawn into an eerie and dangerous world of lost love and betrayal.

A lot of the filming took place at North Light Film Studios in Armitage Bridge and the drama is the third BBC show to be based there in six months. It follows success stories such as Happy Valley, starring Sarah Lancashire, Jamaica Inn and Peaky Blinders.

Location filming for Remember Me took place in Marsden, Slaithwaite, the Holme Valley and at the former Kirklees College site in New North Road earlier this year, with other scenes shot in Scarbrough.

Tom and Roshana
Tom and Roshana
 

Kirklees College students got the chance to meet and work with stars Palin, Addy and Julia Sawahla whilst on the set of Remember Me.

The building was transformed into various scenes for the production, including a hospital, police station and care home. An attic was also built inside the old theatre at Highfields.

The drama marks the first time in more than 20 years that Palin has taken a starring role in a TV drama.

He said: “This is my first lead role in a TV drama series since G.B.H. It’s also a return to Yorkshire, where I was born, brought up and learnt my acting in amateur dramatics.

“I was attracted to Remember Me not only by the northern setting, but also by a good, strong challenging role, something I could really get what remains of my teeth into... I’ve always loved ghost stories, so playing the lead in one is a very exciting prospect.”

Mr Brooke said: “It was great to have the production here in Huddersfield and I thought the dramas was excellent, very atmospheric.

“Seeing Michael Palin back on our screens in a dramatic role was a revelation.

“We are tryng to sell Huddersfield and the rest of Kirklees as a location to TV and film companies and this can only help. Successful dramas show off the town”.