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Dalgliesh filming locations: Where was the Channel 5 drama filmed?

PD JAMES’ best-selling Inspector Dalgliesh Mysteries are being brought to life on Channel 5. But some viewers may wonder where the new series Dalgliesh was actually filmed. Where is Dalgliesh set? The series is set in mid-1970s England and follows Inspector Adam Dalgliesh, a detective and widower, as he strives to solve unusual murders. Filming […] ...

PD JAMES’ best-selling Inspector Dalgliesh Mysteries are being brought to life on Channel 5.

But some viewers may wonder where the new series Dalgliesh was actually filmed.

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Where is Dalgliesh set?

The series is set in mid-1970s England and follows Inspector Adam Dalgliesh, a detective and widower, as he strives to solve unusual murders.

Filming was initially set to start in December 2020 but was delayed due to the pandemic and will consist of three two-part films.

Each part follows the stories of three of PD James’s books.

According to Channel 5’s synopsis of the drama, the series “follows Dalgliesh’s career to present day as he solves unusual murders and reveals buried secrets”.

Where was Dalgliesh filmed?

Belfast

Despite being set in England the series was entirely filmed in Belfast.

The streets around the old Belfast Telegraph building were transformed into a film set back in June 2021.

Sixmilewater Park

This substantial park is located in the town of Ballyclare in Northern Ireland.

A Caravan Park is available for any member of the public wishing to stay closer to the park and is open between April 30, 2021, and October 1, 2021.

The Park site also features a Duck Pond Observation Deck for any nature enthusiast to enjoy.

Union Street

Dalgliesh filming crews and actors were spotted in Union Street, in Belfast city centre.

In June, 2021, it was reported that the street had been completely transformed into what looked like a 1970’s market for the purpose of the Channel 5 series.

Donegall Street

The Irish News building situated on Donegall Street, in Belfast, was also chosen for the filming of Dalgliesh.

The Edwardian building was turned into a 1970’s train station for the detective drama.

On June 2, 2021, Irish News reported that the location had been at the core of an outdoor shoot.

What happens in Dalgliesh?

Beginning in the mid 1970s in England, the series follows Inspector Adam Dalgliesh, a reserved, enigmatic detective and widower who is still grieving his wife’s death, and struggles to form new romantic attachments as a result.

The three stories to be adapted are:

  • Shroud For A Nightingale
  • The Black Tower
  • A Taste For Death

In Shroud For A Nightingale, the story focuses on the young women of Nightingale House, where they learn to nurse the sick.

However, when a student is killed, Dalgliesh, played by Doctor Foster actor Bertie Carvel, must hunt down a murderer who seems to believe that murder is a cure for all ills.

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Jeremy Irvine in Dalgliesh[/caption]

How can I watch Dalgliesh?

Dalgliesh will premiere on Thursday November 4, 2021 at 9pm on Channel 5 and My5.

There are six episodes in the series.

The second part of the first story will then be aired on Friday, November 5, 2021, at the same time on Channel 5.

The second story will hit the screens on November 11 and 12, 2021.

The third and final story will be broadcasted on November 18 and 19, 2021, also at 9pm.

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