Where is The Midwich Cuckoos filmed? Sky Series Location Guide


The Midwich Cuckoos is now showing on Sky, and it’s the latest chilling adaptation of John Wyndham’s classic sci-fi novel.

The series stars Keeley Hawes and Max Beesley and tells the story of a sleepy English town that is struck by an incredible supernatural event, when every woman of childbearing age suddenly becomes pregnant.

But is Midwich a real city? And if not, where was the series actually shot?

Read on for everything you need to know about The Midwich Cuckoos filming locations.

Is Midwich a real city?

Midwich Cuckoo Clocks. Sky / DAVID APPLEBY

You’ll be relieved to know that no, Midwich isn’t a real place. It is an entirely fictional location created by John Wyndham for his science fiction novel, which was originally a village.

However, in the new series it has become a small English suburban town and is described as “liberal and ambitious, populated by well-to-do families and streets. A place where not much happens”.

That’s not the only change from the novel, as the action has also been updated to the present day, rather than set in the 1950s.

Where was The Midwich Cuckoos filmed?

Synnøve Karlsen as Cassie Stone in The Midwich Cuckoos.

Synnøve Karlsen as Cassie Stone in The Midwich Cuckoos. Sky / DAVID APPLEBY

The series was primarily filmed in the market town of Amersham in Buckinghamshire, which in the past has been used to film series such as Midsomer Murders and The Vicar of Dibley.

The production team also used St Albans, a cathedral town in Hertfordshire, for filming, particularly on St Stephen’s Avenue. This is a few miles from where Village of the Damned, a film adaptation of The Midwich Cuckoos, was filmed in 1960.

Alice Troughton, a director on the show, told the Express that the locations used for the show might be too remote, as it needed to feel like Keeley Hawes’ character Susannah could “get on a train and she’s in a glamorous restaurant and she would.” do this”.

She also added that it brings the whole situation “closer to home” and “makes it more believable that Sam and Zoë would want to move there.”

The Midwich Cuckoos continue weekly on Thursdays at 9pm on Sky Max and NOW – subscribe to Sky TV here.

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