The second series of the BBC1 drama the Coroner premiers on BBC1 Monday 21st November 14:15pm.
The Coroner is filmed on location across South Devon using many South Devon towns as a backdrop, including locations such as Totnes, Dartmouth, Hope Cove and Brixham.
Day-time drama The Coroner, starring Claire Goose and Matt Bardock, is based in the fictional world of Lighthaven, based on Salcombe, South Devon.
The show follows Jane (Claire Goose), a high flying solicitor, who after a failed relationship, returns to the small seaside town she escaped as a teenager to take up the post of Coroner. She finds herself forced to work with Davey (Matt Bardock), the boy who broke her heart and is now local Detective Sergeant.
The second series sees Jane once again joining forces with her former childhood sweetheart Detective Sergeant Davey Higgins (Matt Bardock), this time to investigate a lethal skydiving accident, a killer big cat on the moors and the discovery of a baby’s remains, among other sudden or unexplained deaths.
Sandra Maclver, producer on the series, has said ‘Devon is very much a character in the series and wherever possible it should feature and so should the water whether it’s the coast or river’. ‘If there is water around it should be in shot, so you’ll often see it.’
The 7th Character in the Coroner is Devon, watch a wonderful short video by the BBC about the location used in the show and during filming.
Filming locations featured in The Coroner include:
Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you can stay in some great accommodation in the area, with excellent restaurants and bars in which to sample the local cuisine. Salcombe is a vibrant, busy little town that still manages to retain that unique Devon charm.
This unique and charming market town sits in the heart of South Devon and has an international reputation for its lively and diverse community. The atmosphere is cosmopolitan but with a distinctly rustic West Country flavour, and this makes it a remarkable place to visit for its heritage, culture and very attractive setting.
Lukesland House and Gardens
‘A hidden gem’ ‘One of the finest gardens of its kind in the South West’. Wonderful family-run woodland garden with 24 acres of flowering shrubs, wild flowers and rare trees in Dartmoor National Park. It is in the beautiful setting of small valley around Addicombe Brook with lakes, numerous waterfalls and pools.
Situated at the mouth of the River Dart, opposite the picturesque village of Kingswear, you’ll find the historical town of Dartmouth. With its enchanting streets and scenic river location you have to go a long way to find a town as pretty.
Bantham is shallow and sandy so it’s great for families with kids who want to do a little swimming or paddling. You can see Bigbury Bay and Burgh Island from the beach - a couple of interesting locations that are well worth a visit. You can get to Burgh Island by taking a ride on the famous ‘sea-tractor’, which the kids will love.
A sheltered, sandy beach in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) which is popular with families. The beach is backed by rocky cliffs and the villages of Inner and Outer Hope.
Brixham is a large and active fishing port and harbour with fishing boats coming and going daily. This makes it one of the best places to try delicious fresh seafood.