Thornely Manor Interior.

It’s been almost 30 years since Beesthorpe Hall in Nottinghamshire was turned into a rundown, derelict looking country manor.  Many fans of the show have visited what is an iconic building to Auf Wiedersehen Pet fans, but not many have seen it being  transformed into Thornely Manor. I have put together a collection of Behind the Scenes pictures, some screen caps and also  some up to date pictures from May 2012. Enjoy seeing the inside Beesthorpe Hall being transformed in Thornely Manor.   Many thanks to Colin Matthews previous owner of Beesthorpe Hall  Copyright: The following images, articles and text are copyright awpet.com.

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One of the first inside shots we saw of Thornley Manor was the upstairs landing.   This location in the Hall was used a couple of times, in the scene when Ally is showing Dennis the Manor, and when Neville goes  looking for Oz. As you can see below from the colour of the woodwork, everything was painted brown, to make it look horrible,  old and in need of a lick of paint. The famous staircase below, where many shots of the lads working happened. As you can see,  everything was painted dark brown, and the layer of wood paneling that Dennis and Neville are seen ripping off, was another  false addition. The layer of paneling underneath is original, as you can see from the recent picture. Once filming was complete,  everything was returned to its original state, well, almost...... 
The kitchen featured heavily in scenes at Thornely Manor, and in many episodes, from Barry making a cup of ‘Rosie Lee’ and Oz  wanting to ‘Rub a bit of brass’ himself. When the lads first turn up at Thornley Manor in ‘A Law For The Rich’, the kitchen scenes we  see were not filmed in Beesthorpe Hall. Bunny Hall kitchen was used for these scenes, which is on the same private estate as Sir  James’ barn. The kitchen in Beesthorpe Hall was stripped out totally leaving nothing but the Aga. As you can see the false wall that  was built for the lads to knock down, was to hide the Aga.   The owners had meals with the cast and crew when the kitchen was out of use. 
Beesthorpe Hall early 1985.
Thornely Manor on-screen 4th April 1986
One of the most memorable scenes from Series 2 has to be Arthur Tiger Pringle getting caught at Thornely Manor. This scene was  filmed in the same room as the lads sleep in if you remember, and the room was done out to look palatial and expensive. Below  we have a making of shot, where the room is getting prepared for shooting. The wallpaper is hanging off, and the woodwork is  painted the same old, dirty brown colour. 

Thornely Manor Interior.

It’s been almost 30 years since Beesthorpe Hall in Nottinghamshire was turned into a rundown, derelict looking country manor. Many fans of the show have visited what is an iconic building to Auf Wiedersehen Pet fans, but not many have seen it being transformed into Thornely Manor. I have put together a collection of Behind the Scenes pictures, some screen caps and also some up to date pictures from May 2012. Enjoy seeing the inside Beesthorpe Hall being transformed in Thornely Manor. Many thanks to Colin Matthews previous owner of Beesthorpe Hall Copyright: Images, articles and text are copyright awpet.com.
One of the first inside shots we saw of Thornley Manor was the upstairs landing. This location in the Hall was used a couple of times, in the scene when Ally is showing Dennis the Manor, and when Neville goes looking for Oz. As you can see below from the colour of the woodwork, everything was painted brown, to make it look horrible, old and in need of a lick of paint. The famous staircase below, where many shots of the lads working happened. As you can see, everything was painted dark brown, and the layer of wood paneling that Dennis and Neville are seen ripping off, was another false addition. The layer of paneling underneath is original, as you can see from the recent picture. Once filming was complete, everything was returned to its original state, well, almost......
The kitchen featured heavily in scenes at Thornely Manor, and in many episodes, from Barry making a cup of ‘Rosie Lee’ and Oz wanting to ‘Rub a bit of brass’ himself. When the lads first turn up at Thornley Manor in ‘A Law For The Rich’, the kitchen scenes we see were not filmed in Beesthorpe Hall. Bunny Hall kitchen was used for these scenes, which is on the same private estate as Sir James’ barn. The kitchen in Beesthorpe Hall was stripped out totally leaving nothing but the Aga. As you can see the false wall that was built for the lads to knock down, was to hide the Aga. The owners had meals with the cast and crew when the kitchen was out of use.
Beesthorpe Hall early 1985.
Thornely Manor on-screen 4th April 1986
One of the most memorable scenes from Series 2 has to  be Arthur Tiger Pringle getting caught at Thornely Manor.  This scene was filmed in the same room as the lads sleep  in if you remember, and the room was done out to look  palatial and expensive. Below we have a making of shot,  where the room is getting prepared for shooting. The  wallpaper is hanging off, and the woodwork is painted the  same old, dirty brown colour. 
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