Bramley End (Turville) in Went the Day Well? (film still from Went the Day Well?)

Went the Day Well? (1942)

Alberto Cavalcanti’s remarkable 1942 propaganda film Went the Day Well? tells the story of a small English village that finds itself unexpectedly overrun by Nazis (but not by Christopher Lee).

The village chosen for filming was Turville in Buckinghamshire. Today it still has a population of only 311, and is a popular filming location, especially for detective shows: Inspector Morse, Midsomer Murders, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries and Jonathan Creek have all been filmed here.

Turville also provided exteriors for The Vicar of Dibley, and other big-screen appearances include Ealing’s Dead of Night (also directed by Cavalvanti), and more recently, An Education.

2 Responses to “Bramley End (Turville) in Went the Day Well?”

  1. brian quinnell

    i do hope that it has not changed that much over the years

  2. bill jones

    A great little film this, I have the dvd, I like the scene were the lady is driving an austin seven with a duff window winder, there are still lots of these charming little cars on the road even now, in fact I own one my self, the window winder works fine haha

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