Cold Feet star says he loves North Yorkshire

Actor John Thompson.
Actor John Thompson.

The cast of a new BBC costume drama have been saying how much they loved Bettys' goodies - and North Yorkshire in general.

The Moonstone, a brand new adaptation of Wilkie Collins’ beloved mystery novel, will be launched on BBC One Daytime on October 31.
Star actor John Thomson of BAFTA-winning comedy drama Cold Feet fame, who plays the Sergeant Cuff, said he really loved Northallerton and would like to come back.
His co-star Sarah Hadland of Miranda fame, who plays the pious and hilarious Miss Clack, said she had become a big fan of Bettys’ fat rascals during the filming of the new series.
Film crews descended on historic historic Thornton Watlass Hall near Bedale during the summer to shoot the new adaptation of a book which has been described as the "first and greatest of English detective novels."
Actor and comedian Thomson said: “I’ve worked on a wonderful variety of projects over the years, but have secretly always wanted to be part of a big BBC costume drama. I’m incredibly excited to be in it.”
Shooting at the Grade I listed Georgian country house took place over several weeks.

The hero of this classic story, Franklin Blake, is played by Joshua Silver.
The five-part series will be broadcast at 2.15pm over five consecutive afternoons on BBC One Daytime, as part of the BBC’s #LoveToRead campaign.