Earlier this year, the BBC announced that “a three-part special, a unique and original take on Charles Dickens’ iconic ghost story” was on its way – and the new adaptation of the timeless classic ‘A Christmas Carol’, written by Steven Knight, is being filmed right here in Warwick!

Starring Guy Pearce, Andy Serkis, Stephen Graham and Charlotte Riley, and being produced by FX Productions, Scott Free, Hardy Son & Baker for BBC One, there’s no doubt that this will be a very special adaptation indeed.

Leycester House took its name from the Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick, and the hospital has so far been one of the main buildings used for filming, with a whole section of the town having been transported back to the 1800s.

Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, said: “We’re incredibly excited that filming has begun on Steve Knight’s brilliant interpretation of A Christmas Carol, with Nick Murphy directing a phenomenal cast in what promises to be an iconic version of the classic tale.”

Steven Knight: “This production of A Christmas Carol will respectfully present what we believe to be a timely interpretation of a timeless story.”

To see a few photos of filming so far, have a look at this article on the Leamington Courier website.

Are you ready for what’s set to be ‘a haunting, hallucinatory, spine-tingling immersion into Scrooge’s dark night of the soul’? Here at Leycester House, we certainly are!