A team of builders employed by the production company, began work on turning Beesthorpe Hall into Thornley Manor in late 1984, and spent several months turning this beautiful house into a run down old Victorian country house.There were many ways to turn this lived in family home into a the run down Thornley Manor as we see it on screen. The front gardens were cordoned off and left to grow, false bricks were stuck all over the front of the property, and a false Victorian Tower was added to the rear of the property.Many interior rooms were used for filming including the kitchen, which was fully emptied, with a false wall built to hide the existing Aga. Wallpaper was added to walls, and made to peel to give it that aging look. Doors were also removed and older looking added to add to the feel of it being run down and old. Another house in the area was also used for internal shots, and I hope to have pictures of this in the near future.