Victoria & Abdul, 2017. Starring Judi Dench and Ali Fazal. This box office hit, based on Queen Victoria’s friendship with a young Indian clerk, features Osborne House.

Fragile, 2005. Horror movie starring Calista Flockhart & Richard Roxburgh. Based at a fictional hospital, the film features footage of Red Funnel at East Cowes, Ryde Pier and the Military Road.

Guest House Paradiso, 1999. Starring Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson and Bill Nighy is a black comedy set in Britain’s worst guest house. It was a spin-off of the popular comedy ‘Bottom’, and features footage of the Military Road and Brook Chine.

The Winslow Boy, 1999. Period drama by David Mamet, based on the Terence Ratigan Play set before World War I, starring Nigel Hawthorne, Rebecca Pidgeon, Gemma Jones, Jeremy Northam, Matthew Pidgeon. Partly filmed on the Isle of Wight. 

Mrs Brown, 1997. Starring Judi Dench & Billy Connolly as Queen Victoria and her close friendship with John Brown after the death of her husband. Set in and around Osborne House, with views of the Military Road and Compton Bay.

Message To Love, 1996. Documentary about the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, featuring original footage of Jimi Hendrix, Leonard Cohen, Moody Blues, Joan Baez; the festival site at Tapnell Farm and surrounding areas.

That’ll be the Day, 1973 starring David Essex and Ringo Starr. Coming of age drama set in the late 50s and early 60s. Scenes filmed at Puckpool holiday camp and other bygone Island locations including Sandown High School, the Rex Cinema and Shanklin Pier.

Something to Hide, 1972. Starring Peter Finch and Shirley Winter. British thriller set in and around Bembridge Harbour. A man experiencing marital strife picks up a hitch-hiker and things take a turn for the worse. 


The Cockfields, 2019. Three-part sitcom appearing on the Gold Channel, featuring panel show favourite Joe Wilkinson, Diane Morgan, Sue Johnston, Bobby Ball, Nigel Havers. Filmed on the Isle of Wight and featuring Wightlink car ferry, the Military Road, beautiful countryside and downland walks.

BBC’s Coast has featured the Isle of Wight over years: at the Needles, Brook Chine, Alum Bay, Freshwater Bay, Osborne House, Cowes and the Round the Island Yacht Race.

The popular BBC series Countryfile has featured the Island a number of times. In 2018 the programme focussed on the Island’s Jurassic coastal areas, and in 2016 featured Ventnor Botanic Gardens, Adgestone vineyard, Bouldner Forest and Carisbrooke Castle.

Escape to the Country, 2018. Featured the Isle of Wight a number of times, including properties for sale at Newbridge, Luccombe and Limerstone.

Antiques Roadshow and Antiques Road Trip have both visited the Isle of Wight a number of times, including Osborne House in 2017 and Ventnor Winter Gardens in a previous episode. 

Top Gear, 2002. Featuring Jeremy Clarkson and team at Cowes High St, the Military Road and Freshwater Bay.

Reach for the Moon, 2000. Miniseries starring Lynda Bellingham and Jonathan Kerrigan. Filming included locations at Carisbrooke High School, Godshill and Shanklin.

Lady Chatterley, 1993. TV miniseries by Ken Russel, starring Sean Bean and Joely Richardson and features footage of the picturesque village of Bonchurch.

Annika, 1984. Miniseries starring Jesse Birdsall. Set at seaside locations on the Island, a young deckchair attendant meets a Swedish exchange student.