Setting for a TV series

In 1993, Brown Rigg, with the use of several props, was used as the setting for a prisoner of war camp spoof TV drama called ‘Stalag Luft’, starring Stephen Fry, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Geoffrey Palmer and Hugh Bonneville.

Locals were offered £30 a day to take on a role as a prisoner or German guard. Unfortunately, the drama was never continued beyond the pilot episode, making Brown Rigg’s spell as a film location short. Some of the areas used in the filming can still be seen today.