Pub quiz! How many of our Jurassic Coast films and TV shows can you guess?

by James Tourgout

February 17, 2019 0

As the Jurassic Coast takes another starring role in a film, the Mary Anning story Ammonite, Ocean Rocks has drawn up a ‘top ten’ of movies and TV programmes shot on the world heritage site.

See how many you can figure out. We’ve provided a few clues and answers are at the bottom of the page!


  • Famous film adaptation of one of Lyme’s most famous sons, John Fowles. Iconic scene shot on the Cobb


  • TV ‘whodunnit’ featuring murder, intrigue and West Bay’s mighty cliffs


  • Recent big screen adaptation of Ian McEwan novel which made the 2007 Booker Prize List.


  • Pirate-radio themed comedy shot in Weymouth with Bill Nighy, the late Philip Seymour Hoffman and Nick Frost


  • EastEnders heart-throb Nick Berry turned harbourmaster for this West Bay TV drama


  • Not quite on the coast but not too far away, we couldn’t leave out this classic 1967 Thomas Hardy adaptation. Recently reshot with Carey Mulligan, including scenes at near Bridport


  • Convincing Jane Austen novel shot on location in Lyme Regis in the 1990s


  • Superstar Brad Pitt descended on Lulworth Cove for this 2012 apocalyptic zombie flick


  • Film from the 1960s starring the late Oliver Reed and shot in Weymouth. Shares its name with a seventies punk band!


  • Classic children’s film with some coastal scenes shot near Abbotsbury. Features a flying car……



Answers: 1) The French Lieutenant’s Woman; 2) Broadchurch; 3) On Chesil Beach; 4) The Boat that Rocked; 5) Harbour Lights 6) Far From the Madding Crowd; 7) Persuasion 8) World War Z; 9) The Damned; 10) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

How many did you get? Let us know if you think there are any we’ve missed – yes, we know we forgot the Dambusters!

Posted by: James Tourgout

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