CLIMACTIC scenes for Death Comes To Pemberley, the sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, were shot in the Eye of York, at a specially constructed gallows.

Eliza Mellor, producer of Death Comes To Pemberley, said: “The gallows are a particularly dramatic scene from Death Comes To Pemberley, which is being made by Origin Pictures and is due to air on the BBC this Christmas.

“We filmed the scene outside York Crown Court because the surrounding buildings are perfectly in keeping with the time period. We’ve been thoroughly welcomed in York and are having a wonderful time filming in the area.”

Filming has also taken place at theTreasurer’s House, Castle Howard, Chatsworth House, and Harewood House, with more scenes expected to be shot this week.

The series is based on Baroness PD James’ novel telling the story of Elizabeth and Mr Darcy, five years into their marriage.

It features Matthew Goode, the star of films such as the superhero epic Watchmen and this year’s critically acclaimed drama, Stoker, Trevor Eve, the star of Shoestring and Waking The Dead and Jenna-Louise Coleman, who features in the latest series of Doctor Who.