Lights, Camera, Landmark

Matthew Sweet visits parts of the man-made landscape which have been used in films over the years.

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0101Battersea Power Station *2008111720090426

Matthew discovers how cinema has used the cavernous interior and decaying brickwork of Battersea Power Station as a symbol of post-industrial decline in films including RocknRolla and The Dark Knight.

Matthew discovers how cinema has used the cavernous interior and decaying brickwork of Battersea Power Station as a symbol of post-industrial decline in films including RocknRolla and The Dark Knight.

How Battersea Power Station has been used as a symbol of post-industrial decline in films.

0102Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin *2008111820090503

Not used as a prison since 1924, from the 1960s onwards it has been used for films such as In the Name of the Father, Michael Collins and The Italian Job.

The prison has been used for films including In the Name of the Father and Michael Collins

0103Lacock, Wiltshire *2008111920090510

Matthew discovers how this Wiltshire village has been used for period dramas such as The Other Boleyn Girl and Pride and Prejudice.

How this Wiltshire village has been used for period dramas such as The Other Boleyn Girl.

0104Alnwick Castle, Northumberland *2008112020090517

Matthew discovers what attracted the makers of Elizabeth, Mary, Queen of Scots and The Virgin Queen to this north-east landmark.

Matthew discovers what attracted the makers of Elizabeth, Mary, Queen of Scots and The Virgin Queen to Alnwick Castle in Northumberland.

Matthew discovers what attracts filmmakers to Alnwick Castle in Northumberland.

0105 LASTGreenwich Old Royal Naval College *2008112120090524

How films such as The Duchess, The Young Victoria and The Golden Compass ensure that this early-18th century Christopher Wren-designed building remains one of London's busiest film locations.

Matthew Sweet visits parts of the man-made landscape which have been used in films over the years.

How this early-18th century building remains one of London's busiest film locations.