New BBC drama The Village, filmed in parts of the High Peak including Glossop and Hayfield, pulled in excellent first episode viewing figures.
Digital Spy reports that, the new show starring John Simm and Maxine Peake grabbed 6.35 million viewers (25% audience share) on Easter Sunday, as it began its journey through the whole of the 20th century – all from the point of view of one village.
As well as the good viewing numbers, it was also received favourably by the press. The Arts Desk called it “very watchable” and The Telegraph branded it “the most accomplished new drama of the year so far.” Not everyone was so impressed though, The Daily Mail described it as “a miserable start” and a “misery-fest.”
The first series concentrates on 1914 to 1920 and will last for six episodes. A list of filming locations for specific scenes has been revealed online and can be viewed on Twitter. A John Simm fan blog has some on set filming shots available to view.