Finn Atkins as Charlotte Bronte and Charlie Murphy as her sister Anne, filming a scene in Micklegate. Photographs: Dan Edwards and Richard McDougall
Finn Atkins as Charlotte Bronte and Charlie Murphy as her sister Anne, filming a scene in Micklegate. Photographs: Dan Edwards and Richard McDougall

The cobbles are lost under sawdust, and some of its famous pubs look very different.

This was Micklegate on Thursday (May 19), looking just it did in the early Victorian era.

Those wizards at the BBC had turned back the clock as filming of an epic new TV drama about the Brontë family.

To Walk Invisible is a two-hour drama about the Bronte sisters: Emily, played by Chloe Pirrie (An Inspector Calls), Charlotte – played by Finn Atkins (Vera) and Anne, who is played by Charlie Murphy (Happy Valley).

Game Of Thrones star Jonathan Pryce plays their father Patrick. It is written and directed by Happy Valley creator Sally Wainwright.

The drama is in the early days of filming, and no date has been set for transmission of the two-hour film.

Much of it will be filmed in Yorkshire. “This is such an exciting and ambitious project, and we have already had a huge amount of interest in it,” said Sally Wainwright.

“Something about the lives of these three brilliant, talented Yorkshire women seems to touch people at a very deep level.”

Writer and director of To Walk Invisible, Sally Wainwright
Writer and director of To Walk Invisible, Sally Wainwright

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Taxi for Ms Brontë…

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A new, old look for Micklegate. Photograph: Richard McDougall

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The royal street revisited

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