The A Word is Filming in the Lake District

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The BBC's popular programme, The A Word, has restarted filming in the Lake District.

The drama follows the family of a young boy with autism and stars Dr. Who favourite, Christopher Eccleston. Now shooting its third series, the cast and crew are filming across the Lake District, as well as in Manchester, to put together this top-rated show. Locations used in the previous two series include the Newlands Valley, Thirlmere, and Honister Pass, which features in the opening scene of the very first episode.

The Newlands Valley in the Lake DistrictSet three years on from series two, the Hughes family has broken up, with 10-year-old Joe, the show's main character, travelling between locations to spend time with his now-divorced parents.

Peter Bowker, the multi-award winning writer of the show, says: “It is a joy to be revisiting the world of the A Word, to move the story of the Hughes family on, and to have the opportunity to expand our celebration and examination of diversity and humanity in all its myriad forms."

Cumbrians will also be spotted in the series, with many members of local running clubs taking part in a fictional fell race.

Birkrigg Cottage in the Lake DistrictIf you can't wait for the series to air, take a look at our guide to The A Word's Lake District Filming Locations, or why not book a stay at Birkrigg Cottage, which is heavily featured in series one and two as the Hughes' family home.

The Lake District is a popular filming location, with lots of TV series and popular movies set in the national park. If you're a bit of a movie buff, take a look at our guide to Filming Locations in Cumbria and the Lake District and see if you can book your perfect holiday cottage in locations used for the likes of Star Wars and Swallows and Amazons.

To book your own holiday cottage in the Lake District, take a look at our cottage search.