Peak Practice: when Crich became Cardale

The BBC television programme Peak Practice was on air between 1993 and 2002. It was based around a fictional village in the Peak District called Cardale. The first eleven series were filmed in and around Crich which was transformed into Cardale for the filming. Local homes were used as part of the filming including – Chestnut Bank, Fritchley which was used as the practice called “The Beeches”; Archway House, Crich, was Beth Glover’s house; Melkridge House, Fritchley was Jack Kerruish’s house.
Shops were temporarily renamed and the Market Place was once transformed into an out-door market.

Market Place transformed to include an "open market"

Photos courtesy Sue Wetton

Peak Practice filming in Crich

Peak Practice filming in Crich

Peak Practice filming in Crich

Peak Practice filming in Crich

Peak Practice filming in Crich

Peak Practice filming in Crich

Peak Practice filming in Crich

Peak Practice filming in Crich

Peak Practice filming in Crich

Hub 3 became a gentleman's outfitters

Peak Practice filming in Crich

Peak Practice filming in Crich

The Junior School was renamed Cardale Junior

Peak Practice filming in Crich

A house in the Market Place became a bric-a-brac shop

Peak Practice filming in Crich

The bakery was renamed

Peak Practice filming in Crich

Peak Practice filming in Crich

Crich Health Centre was renamed Braiswell Health Centre

Peak Practice filming in Crich

Peak Practice filming in Crich

Chestnut Bank at Frichley became the surgery "The Beeches"

Peak Practice filming in Crich


 

Photos courtesy Hilary Welby

Welby's Paper Shop became Cardale News

Filming of Peak Practice

Filming of Peak Practice

Filming of Peak Practice

Filming of Peak Practice

Hilary and Ian Weby inside their "new Cardale News"

Filming of Peak Practice

Filming of Peak Practice

Filming of Peak Practice

Cast Members outside Cardale News

Filming of Peak Practice

For one episode pigs entered the Market Place

Filming of Peak Practice

 


 

Photos courtesy Dawson Longdon

Longdon's Stores, by the Cross, was renamed Cardale Stores

Filming of Peak Practice

Filming of Peak Practice

Filming of Peak Practice


 

Photos courtesy Ron Savage

Filming of Peak Practice

Filming of Peak Practice

Filming of Peak Practice

Filming of Peak Practice