Plotlands was a British period drama series was written and created by Jeremy Brock and that aired on BBC1 from 18 May to 22 June 1997. Produced by Wall to Wall for the BBC, it tells the story of several families who live in the fictional town of Plotlands. The series was filmed on location in and around Ashridge.

GenrePeriod drama
Created byJeremy Brock
Directed byJohn Strickland
StarringDavid Ryall
Philip Whitchurch
Richard Lintern
Rebecca Callard
Amanda Abbington
Jade Williams
Saskia Reeves
Richard Cordery
Jamie Glover
Petra Markham
Eve Schickle
Terence Beesley
Richard Amery
Composer(s)John E. Keane
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes6
Executive producer(s)Alex Graham
Matthew Hamilton
Jane Root
Tessa Ross
Producer(s)Louis Marks
Production location(s)Ashridge, Little Gaddesden, Wivenhoe, Hertfordshire, England, UK,
CinematographyDavid Odd
Editor(s)Jerry Leon
Running time51 minutes
Production company(s)Wall to Wall
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Productions UK
Original networkBBC1
Picture format14:9
Audio formatStereo
Original release18 May (1997-05-18) 
22 June 1997 (1997-06-22)



The series won the Royal Television Society award for Best Costume Design Drama.[1]


  1. RTS Awards Archive (March), p. 19 (accessed 2017-03-06).
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