Press & Film

Press & Film

The Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company (DSRRB) welcome press and filming enquiries! We have featured on various films and TV programmes including, among others,

  • UPCOMING: Channel 5, Devon & Cornwall series - Christmas Special
  • UPCOMING: Susan Calman's Grand Day Out
  • UPCOMING: Britain's Scenic Railways
  • Channel 5 Select, WWII documentary
  • BBC2 Top of the Walks (autumn)
  • Europe from Above (S1,E4). Using drone photography, getting a unique view from above
  • BBC Four: From Ice to Fire: The Incredible Science of Temperature presented by physicist Dr Helen Czerski
  • Channel 4: Coastal Railways with Julie Walters
  • BBC2 Great British Menu (with Sue Perkins)
  • The One Show
  • ITV's GMTV with Andi Peters and Piers Morgan (Christmas Train of Lights)
  • ITV's This Morning (Christmas Train of Lights)
  • BBC Impossible Railways
  • The popular children's TV programme Milkshake Monkey
  • BBC2: Inside the Factory documentary series
  • BBC2: Great British Railway Journeys with Michael Portillo
  • ITV's Good Morning Britain
  • The BBC programme 'A Very British Murder'
  • Channel 4, Salvage Hunters
  • Mayflower 400 promotional video
  • Countless Agatha Christie press visits, films and photo shoots

We also play host to local BBC and ITV features, international and national magazine and newspaper journalists, bloggers, filming for adverts, photo charters on the steam railway and the paddle steamer "Kingswear Castle" has also played host to the Miss England finals.

When open, Greenway Halt, the steam train stop for Greenway House & Garden, has been used regularly for filming as is the charming period station of Churston. Both Greenway and Churston have close connections with Dame Agatha Christie and her novels.

In addition, our vessels have also been used in TV programmes and even for filming Hollywood blockbusters (including 'World War Z' with Brad Pitt where our 'Cardiff Castle' was employed whilst filming took place at Falmouth). Our fleet includes the last remaining coal-fired paddle steamer in the UK, the Kingswear Castle. This wonderful vintage vessel is a member of Britain's historic fleet and is officially listed as being of pre-eminent national importance. The 'KC' has created a lot if interest since her return to home waters at the end of 2012 and even hosted the photo shoot for the 2013 Miss England competition.

We also take requests from overseas filming companies. We can work very closely with the local tourist boards to ensure your film crew gets the best filming available.

Please e-mail for all press and filming enquiries.

We do have an extensive image library so if you have something specific in mind, please do contact us. We are happy to help!!


  • Harry Potteresque - Once on the platform we boarded the train (covid restrictions applied) and stepped back in time and themes of Harry Potters Hogwarts express sprang to mind! Brilliant!
  • Steam train - Great little day out - highly recommended. The boat trip up the dart was very good with the captain guiding us and the steam train was great for kids too.
  • Charming - We did a round trip from Totnes to Dartmouth. The trip was wonderful with clean comfortable boat, nice staff and excellent commentary (and nice refreshments). On the return we were treated to an extra spin past the two castles at the mouth of the estuary. Marvelous.

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