The Coroner: Where is it filmed and who are the cast as Series 1 returns to BBC

The Coroner, BBC
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Where is The Coroner filmed and who are the cast of the BBC crime drama? All you need to know as series 1 returns to our screens once again.

Crime drama fans were gutted when The Coroner was axed by the BBC after just two seasons, but the broadcaster has brought it back on repeat by airing series 1 again.

And to coincide with UK staycations - with many families choosing to holiday in Cornwall with the kids (opens in new tab) or take part in days out in the west (opens in new tab), it's proving to be a hit with viewers once more.

The 10-part series follows the life of a solicitor who returns to the seaside town she left as a teenager to take up the post of coroner, becoming an advocate for the dead as she investigates sudden, violent, or unexplained deaths.

And if you've spotted some familiar places, you might be wondering where The Coroner is filmed.

Where is The Coroner filmed?

The Coroner is filmed in South Devon. It uses many of the towns as a backdrop including Hope Cove, Dartmouth, Torquay, Broadsands Beach, and Paignton.

The show's production office was located at Dartington where some interior scenes were filmed with the Mansion, now a community building, in Totnes which was used as the Coroner's Court with simply a brass plate attached to the brickwork.

Meanwhile, the exterior and interior of Oldway Mansion is used as Lighthaven's town hall.

The Old Customs House in Bayard's Cove, Dartmouth is the location of the Coroners office.

The set for The Black Dog Inn is the derelict Crooked Spaniards Inn, Cargreen, Cornwall. Meanwhile, the tower at Gribben Head, Cornwall featured in the first episode.

Hope Cove

It's just one of the shows on television at the moment with stunning scenery, as HBO's The White Lotus (opens in new tab) also became available to watch in the UK this month.

Who is The Coroner cast?

The Coroner stars Claire Goose (Jane Kennedy), Matt Bardock (DS Davey Higgins), Robert Morgan (Joseph Gravelle), Oliver Gomm (Clint Holman) as the main actors.

Claire previously starred in BBC 1 medical drama Casualty and ITV's The Bill. Matt Bardock is also formerly of Casualty.

The Coroner

They are joined by Grace Hogg-Robinson (Beth Kennedy), Beatie Edney (Judith Kennedy), Phoebe Thomas (Dora Horton), Howard Coggins (Bill Jeffries), Alex Ferns (Nolan Prince), Jenny Galloway (Ethel Blackstone), Delroy Brown (Harvey Campbell) and Ivan Kaye (Mick Sturrock)

The writer has said in the past that she based the characters of Jane and Davey on the unresolved sexual tension between Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracey in the 1949 film Adam’s Rib.

The Coroner

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When is The Coroner on?

The Coroner is currently being re-aired on weekdays on BBC One from 1.45 pm to 2.30 pm.

You can also stream the series on Prime Video.

If you're looking for something else to watch in the meantime, try BBC One's new drama - Vigil. The location where Vigil is filmed (opens in new tab) has become a recent must-visit destination after the first episodes hit screens in August. While Jo Bloom's novel adaptation of Ridley Road (opens in new tab) is coming to the BBC in October and it's set to be a real nail-biting drama.

Looking for something else a little more lighthearted? Married at First Sight is another must-watch series this year. The new season of the UK version airs its new series in August this year. Taking on a different format to previous years, many have raised questions around whether the marriages on Married at First Sight UK are legally binding (opens in new tab) this year.

Catch up on the new series on E4.

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 14 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for Goodto.com, Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.