The Young Visiters

Date: 2003
Director: David Yates
Production Company: BBC Drama Group

Stars: Jim Broadbent, Hugh Laurie, Lyndsey Marshal
Location(s): Buckinghamshire, Lincolnshire, East Sussex

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Alfred Salteena, an elderly bumbling gentleman, invites 17-year-old Ethel Monticue to stay with him. Alfred falls for Ethel, but on visiting a friend, Ethel is attracted to Alfred’s friend.

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Screen captures by Ray Edwards

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In the opening scenes we see Alfred Salteena (Jim Broadbent) walking through the subway at "Blackfriers" station. This is the subway at Horsted Keynes Railway station, Haywards Heath in West Sussex on the preserved Bluebell Railway.

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Alfred emerging from the subway at "Blackfriers".

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Having emerged from the subway, Alfred makes for the exit . . .

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. . . via the footbridge followed by other gentlemen on their way home.

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Another shot of Alfred and the following gentlemen crossing the footbridge at "Blackfriers". This is also on the preserved Bluebell Railway, but it is at Sheffield Park railway station, Uckfield, East Sussex.

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Having cycled from the station, Alfred arrives outside his home . . .

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. . . along with all the other following gentlemen.

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Later on, Ethel Monticue (Lyndsey Marshal) arrives at Alfred's house.

Horses and carriage arrive outside Alfred's home.

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Off to visit his friend, Alfred and Ethel arrive at "Rickamere".

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At "Rickamere", Alfred leans out of the train window, whilst a group of railway porters sing a short medley. This is the Bluebell Railway's Sheffield Park railway station, Uckfield in East Sussex, TN22.

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Outside "Rickamere" station, Alfred and Ethel wait in their carriage for their luggage to be loaded. This is outside Sheffield Park railway station, Uckfield.

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Passing by workers in the field, Alfred and Ethel arrive at "Rickamere House". Looking towards Harlaxton Manor, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG32.

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"Rickamere House" is, in reality, Harlaxton Manor near Grantham.

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Ethel and Lord Bernard Clark go boating on the lake. West Wycombe Park in Buckinghamshire with the Temple of Music in the left background. Various features in the park appear in 'Give My Regards To Broad Street', 'Another Country', 'To the Devil a Daughter' and 'The Music Lovers'.

The scene is set with this view of St Paul's Cathedral, London EC4.

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Recycling a shot from a few years ago, Peter manages to provide this unobstructed view.

Ethel seen here clambering up the steps on her way to her wedding.

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With due reverence, Peter took this one from the top of the steps.

After the wedding, Lord Bernard Clark (Hugh Laurie) and Ethel leave with smiles.

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The same steps by Peter.

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Alfred, after being ordained by Queen Victoria, takes up his new seat . . . on a horse!