The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin (2024)

Noel Fielding as Dick Turpin stands in front of a medieval castle wall. Behind him are various metal crates, barrels and amphorae. He is wearing a black velvet medieval coat, red waistcoat, black ruffled shirt, silver necklace with a star, silver square signet ring and black bicorne with a feather cockade.

Noel Fielding in The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin © Apple TV+

Creator: Claire Downes, Ian Jarvis, Stuart Lane
Starring:
Noel Fielding, Hugh Bonneville, Ellie White, Tamsin Greig, Asim Chaudry, Joe Wilkinson
Production Company:
Big Talk Productions
Kent Locations Used:
Bygone Farm, Chiddingstone, Fort Amherst, Penshurst, High Rocks

The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin (2024) is a six-part comedy series following lovable rogue Dick Turpin who unwillingly becomes head of a band of outlaws intent on outwitting the corrupt lawman Jonathan Wilde.

The series was created by Claire Downes, Ian Jarvis and Stuart Lane (The Job Lot, Carters Get Rich) and stars Noel Fielding (The Mighty Boosh, Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy) as Dick Turpin and Hugh Bonneville (The Gold (2023), Muppets Most Wanted (2014)) as Jonathan Wilde. Supporting cast includes Ellie White (Wonka, Ellie & Natasia), Tamsin Greig (The Amazing Mr Blunden (2021), Belgravia (2020)), Asim Chaudry (People Just Do Nothing, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch) and Joe Wilkinson (After Life, The Cockfields).

Production visited various locations in Kent to film for the medieval series. Bygone Farm doubles for Dick’s hometown of Hempstead in Essex throughout the series. Other locations featured include the picturesque village of Chiddingstone, Fort Amherst, Leicester Square in Penshurst village and High Rocks.

Built in medieval style, Bygone Farm is an extraordinary farm location and a perfect double for an ancient medieval farm of village. The farm features a courtyard, oak barn, traditional farmhouse, stables, and 50 acres of rolling parkland. There are also various vintage farm tools, machinery and farmyard props available including an old plough, oak barrels and a traditional horse cart.

Chiddingstone is one of the oldest and most picturesque villages in Kent. A beautiful example of a Tudor one-street village, over 70% of the buildings are more than 200 years old and many feature half-timbered sides, gables and stone-hung red-tiled roofs. Previous productions to have filmed in the village include, A Room With a View (1986) and The Larkins (2021-2022).

Built during Napoleonic times to defend Medway from a land-based attack, Fort Amherst consists of two run-down period outbuildings, cannons, defensive ditches, dressed period guard quarters, and atmospheric underground tunnels. Recent productions to have filmed there include The Witcher Series 3 (2023), The Nevers (2021) and Darkest Hour (2018).

Penshurst village is situated in the Tonbridge & Malling district. Tonbridge is a riverside town with picturesque castle, churches and historic buildings. Other productions to have filmed there include PRU (2022), Making Noise Quietly (2019) and Missing (2009-2010).

Once a Stone Age camp, the High Rocks are magnificent sandstone rocks interlinked with bridges in a tranquil woodland setting. Situated within the High Rocks complex there are four oak beam function rooms, each with its own bar and dance floor. Britannia Series 3 (2021) filmed at the High Rocks.

The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin (2024) will release on Apple TV+ on Friday 1st March 2024.

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