'Escape to the Country' film at Soulton Hall

<p>'Escape to the Country' film at Soulton Hall</p>

The popular teatime BBC Two property programme ‘Escape to the Country’ recently departed from Soulton Hall in Wem following a week in residence, and also filming.

Jules Hudson - who also presents for BBC Country File - was hosting the show, and was assisting a couple seeking to re-locate to the Shropshire area.  The picture above shows Jules Hudson in the centre, with the couple, members of the Ashton family and the film crew outside Soulton Hall.

While staying, Jules, an architecture graduate, took a particular interest in the archaeological remains of the terraced  medieval gardens, as well as the historic Tudor and pre-Tudor Soulton Hall.

Several sequences in the filming took place at Soulton Hall, and in the surrounding farm. 

Linking sequences were filmed in a rapeseed field, as well as in a wheat crop.

Further filming took place in the White Garden and the Walled Garden; during these sequences, viewers will be updated about the progress of the house hunting, and the developing attitudes to the houses under consideration.

Ann Ashton, owner of Soulton Hall, said:         

“It was a great pleasure to welcome all those involved in this project here over the past week.  The gardens were performing exceptionally well when the filming took place, and Soulton Farm was at its most vibrant with bluebells out in the woodland, and a magnificent display from the oilseed fields,”

Filming for ‘The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe’ and ‘Tonight with Trevor MacDonald’, as well as for Japans and German channels has taken place at Soulton Hall previously.

‘Escape to the Country’ is a Talkback Thames production, and the programme is expected to air in September 2011 on BBC Two. 

For further information visit www.soultonhall.co.uk

Date Posted: 12th May 2011

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