In pictures: Cranford at Lacock
The popular BBC1 period drama Cranford is filming once again in 2009 at the National Trust owned village of Lacock near Chippenham.
Cranford is based on the books of author Elizabeth Gaskell. The filming is for a two-part Cranford special due to be shown at Christmas 2009.
The BAFTA and Emmy Award winning show, set in the 19th Century, stars Judi Dench, Imelda Staunton and Julia Mackenzie.
As Lacock is so unspoiled or modernised, very little work has to be done by the series' set dressers in order to turn the clock back 150 years.
"It [Lacock] is perfect for us because there are no television aerials or telephone wires, most of it's unchanged so we don't have to take all the signs of the modern age down," said Cranford producer Sue Birtwistle.
A television crew in town can lead to some upheaval, but the residents of Lacock are delighted to have the crew and cast filming in their streets.
Period drama production tends to need lots of extras. In Lacock, some of the local residents have been given the opportunity to take part in the production.
"Acting is what I want to do so this has been good in getting stuff on my CV and learning how TV and film works," said Natasha Banks, an local extra from Chippenham.
Although this special edition of Cranford is being filmed in the height of summer as the story is set at Christmas fake snow was liberally applied to the Lacock location.
A short-time later, Lacock is transformed from a summer village to a festive winter's day. You can see the Cranford special during the BBC's 2009 Christmas line-up.