Corsham stands in for Cornwall in BBC's Poldark remake

A flavour of 18th-century Cornwall will be coming to Corsham next week, when the High Street is transformed for a BBC film crew.

Shooting for the remake of Poldark, the period drama which set hearts racing in the 1970s will take place outside the Town Hall from Tuesday to Wednesday, May 6 to 8, when the road will be closed to all traffic.

The far end of the High Street will be shut from Monday evening until Friday morning, when horses and carriages will take the place of cars, and the road will be transformed to match the period Cornish setting.

Traffic may also be held for up to three minutes at a time on Priory Street, to prevent cars appearing in the background of the shot.

The remake, which stars The Hobbit actor Aidan Turner as mine owner Ross Poldark, will be shown on BBC1 next year.


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