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BBC’s ‘new Downton’ to film in Fermanagh

Northern Ireland's lush landscapes are set to grace the screen once again in a new BBC period comedy to be filmed here.

With a cast including Harry Potter star Timothy Spall, Blandings is set to shoot in the grand surroundings of Crom Castle, Fermanagh, until early next month.

The new series — written by Guy Andrews and based on the stories of PG Wodehouse — will also star top comedienne Jennifer Saunders, who yesterday met with Tourism Minister Arlene Foster on set.

“The fact that Crom Castle was selected as the venue to film the PG Wodehouse Blandings stories is a real coup for Fermanagh,” said the minister.

“It was great to meet the cast and crew, and to see at first hand the programme being filmed.”

Already being dubbed ‘the new Downton Abbey’, Mrs Foster said the BBC show was yet another amazing opportunity to showcase some of Northern Ireland’s scenery and lakelands.

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