My Mother and Other Strangers

1431764586862-bbc-ni-our-mother-other-strangers-filmed-in-the-national-trusts-kearney-villageA BBC period drama set here in Northern Ireland during the second world war. The five-part historical drama tells the story of the Coyne family and their neighbours in the fictional village of Moybeg.  The actual village where the series was filmed is a National Trust village called Kearny on the Ards Peninsula.  We do quite a bit of work with the National Trust on their buildings all over the country and we were only too delighted to help prepare Kearney for the cameras. To make it realistic we had to come in and remove any cowls and chimney caps that are not in keeping with the era. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA


Some of the flues were in use, but not all for fires.

You can read the full write up on the National Trust site here. There are loads more photos on their page plus details on how to visit.

The village is a delight and it’s easy to see why the BBC decided to shoot there.   We had to remove all modern chimney fittings carefully label them and store them away for the duration of the shoot before returning them afterwords.

Tune in for the latest episode on  Sunday night 21:00  BBC One.  Read more about the series and catch up on episodes already aired here.


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