Spotlight – Old Crown Court, Aylesbury

Designed by local architect Thomas Harris and built in the Palladian style the Old Crown Court in Aylesbury was completed in 1740. The Court is steeped in history and is famously known for holding the Aylesbury Assizes trail of the Great Train robbery in 1964. The court remained in use until 2018 when the Crown Court moved to magistrates’ court building.

Interior view of Old Crown Court, Aylesbury

Since its closure, the building and its Court room has become a popular filming location; although many local residents will recall that the exterior being featured in the BBC series Judge John Deed in the early 2000s and the Court rooms even featured in the Miss Marple Series – Murder Most Foul in 1964.

Interior view of Court 2 at Old Crown Court, Aylesbury

The interior consists of two court rooms and a number of ancillary spaces providing plenty of space for productions to provide green rooms, crowd holding space close to the shoot location. If you are interested in filming at Aylesbury Crown Court, please contact the Buckinghamshire Film Office.

Recent credits include:

My Policeman

Released: 2022
Director: Michael Grandage
Writers: Ron Nyswaner and Bethan Roberts
Filming equipment outside the Old Crown Court, Aylesbury

A tale of forbidden romance and changing social conv

entions, My Policeman follows the relationships between three people, policeman Tom (Harry Styles/Linus Roache), teacher Marion (Emma Corrin/Gina McKee) and museum curator Patrick (David Dawson/Rupert Everett) and their emotional journey spanning decades.

Available to stream on Amazon Prime

Man vs Bee

Released: 2022
Creators: Rowan Atkinson, William Davies
Starring: Rowan Atkinson
Trevor Bingley (Rowan Atkinson) in Court
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Bumbling dad Trevor tries to get the best of a cunning bee while

house-sitting a posh mansion — but only unleashes more chaos in this comedy series.

Available to stream on Netflix

Murder, they Hope (Series 2 – The Unusual Suspects)

Released: 2022
Writer: Jason Cook
Starring: Johnny Vegas, Sian Gibson, Lee Mack
Johnny Vegas, Sian Gibson and Lee Mack filming at the Old Crown Court, Aylesbury for Murder they Hope
©UKTV/Theo Whiteman


Big crimes, big laughs, woefully inadequate investigative ability – Sian Gibson, Johnny Vegas and an all-star cast return as private investigators battling obsessive figurine collectors, pasty poisoners, and a crazy serial killer with a coach tour fetish.

With Terry and Gemma’s relationship on the rocks, Terry is forced to reconnect with his old friend Willy Watkins, leaving Gemma to investigate crimes solo – until Monica gets in on the act. Their hunt leads them to things in Terry’s past.

The Walk-In

Released: 2022
Starring: Stephen Graham, Andrew Ellis, Leanne Best

Four men appear in Court

A journalist tries to uncover the plans of a neo-Nazi organization that has been involved in the murder of an MP.

Available to stream on ITVX

The Following Events are based on a Pack of Lies

Released: 2023
Creators: Ginny Skinner, Penelope Skinner
Starring: Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Alistair Petrie, Rebekah Staton

Cherry Picker lighting Court room at Aylesbury Crown Court

Two very different women, Alice, a would-be designer, and Cheryl, a best-selling fantasy author, become trapped in a triangle of epic proportions with Rob, a conman posing as an ecopreneur who may or may not be trying to destroy them both.

Available to stream on BBC iPlayer


Released: 2023
Creator: Hania Elkington
Starring: Maria Almeida, Manon Azem, Elizabeth Berrington

Man and woman on tennis court

Set in the world of elite tennis, the drama portrays Justine Pearce as a one-time rising star whose sudden success at 17 took her and her coach Glenn Lapthorn to the semifinals of the French Open.

Available to stream on Amazon Prime

The Gold

Released: 2023
Creator: Neil Forsyth
Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Jack Lowden, Emun Elliott

Image of Police Cells at Aylesbury Crown Court

Six armed men steal £26m worth of gold from the Brink’s-Mat security depot and set about trying to dispose of the bullion. DCI Brian Boyce (Hugh Bonneville) sets up a police Task Force to investigate.

Available to stream on BBC iPlayer

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