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News: Pirate TV

The third series of the BBC’s Poldark comes to UK screens in June. The 18th century story of passion and pirating set in the West Country has fans of the drama visiting the filming locations.

Part of the new series was filmed in the Somerset town of Wells, with its town hall standing in as a bank and the market square featuring, appropriately, as a market. The famous Cathedral Green also appeared as a backdrop. The series is also filmed in Poldark’s home county of Cornwall, in various  locations including St Agnes Head – close to author Winston Graham’s home – as well as Botallack, Gwennap Head, and Penberth.

While filming can mean blocked streets and inconvenience for locals, the recompense is that their houses become more valuable. A study carried out by MyHomeMove revealed that an appearance in a TV programme can add thousands to property values. Shows such as Poldark and Downton Abbey, known for their scenic settings, added up to 6% to the value of properties in the areas where they were filmed.pirate-tv-2

For a Poldark tour of the West Country click here