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BBC One Sherwood: Parts of Nottinghamshire where drama was filmed on double murder

todayJune 11, 2022

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A new drama called Sherwood is set to hit TV screens soon after being filmed in various locations across Nottinghamshire. The show is based around murders which took place near the village of Annesley Woodhouse back in 2004.

Sherwood is, though, a fictional drama, inspired by the two tragic events which shocked the small community where writer James Graham was staying all those years ago, having returned from studying in Yorkshire. In July of 2004, Robert Boyer had shot ex-miner Keith ‘Froggy’ Frogson with a crossbow on his doorstep, before hacking him to death with a sword and setting fire to his home – with his victim’s daughter and her husband still inside.

Later that month, Terry Rodgers was living in his daughter Chanel’s home in Huthwaite when he shot her four times, just weeks after her wedding. Both Boyer and Rodgers went into hiding in the same woodland, leading to a huge police search and presence in the former mining village as they searched for them.

Stars ‘fascinated’ by real story behind double murder drama – read more here.

The BBC has confirmed filming took place in Nottinghamshire locations such as in the village of Annesley, at Newstead Abbey and also at Newstead station. The show will air on BBC One at 9pm on Monday, June 13, and will be a six-part series. The second episode will air a day later, on Tuesday, June 14 – all episodes are around an hour long. Filming started during the summer of last year.

The show will follow two police officers – one from the local force and one from the Met Police – as they try to solve two “shocking and unexpected” murders. A description of the show reads: “Inspired in part by real events, set in a Nottinghamshire mining village at the heart of Sherwood lie two shocking and unexpected killings that shatter an already fractured community and spark a massive manhunt.



Newstead Abbey
Newstead Abbey

“As suspicion and antipathy build – both between lifelong neighbours and towards the police forces who descend on the town – the tragic killings threaten to inflame historic divisions sparked during the miners’ strike three decades before.

“Sherwood is at once a compelling, contemporary crime drama that explores for the first time the controversial deployment of so-called ‘spycops’ around Britain, and a distinctly human story of a community forced to re-examine the terrible events of decades ago, for which it still bears the scars.”

James Graham tweeted: “BBC1 – 9pm. Drama from the Red Wall, inspired by true stories from my home town. We’re giving you two hits a week, Monday & Tuesday. No full series drop on iPlayer – you’re going to have to turn each time, sorry not sorry.”

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