Until April 2009 filming took place on location at Goathland, at the YTV studios in Leeds, and at a number of locations situated near to the studios. Goathland Station was transformed into Aidensfield for railway sequences.
The Goathland Hotel was used for external filming as the Aidensfield Arms, though interior shots were latterly usually filmed in a reproduction set in the studios at Leeds.
Whilst not featuring in later episodes storylines, the character Claude Greengrass (played by Bill Maynard) was extremely popular. The farm used as the character’s home is Brow House Farm, located on the west side of the road leaving the village in the direction of Pickering (about ¼ mile from the Church).
Goathland Garage was used as Bernie Scripps’ Garage and Funeral Parlour.