A FILM crew visited a heritage railway’s headquarters yesterday to shoot scenes for a low-budget independent film.

One in Ten features former Coronation Street actress Joanne Froggatt as a soldier struggling to readjust to civilian life after serving in Iraq.

Scenes featuring Miss Froggatt, who played a teenage mother in the ITV soap and has also featured in TV shows Robin Hood and Life on Mars, were filmed on Wensleydale Railway, at Leeming Bar station, near Bedale, North Yorkshire.

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It is a return to home territory for Miss Froggatt, 30, who was born in Littlebeck, near Whitby.

Other locations in the region to feature in One in Ten include moors around Stanhope, County Durham, and Fenham, Newcastle.

The film is being made by graduates of the National Film and Television School, in Buckinghamshire.

Producer Michelle Eastwood said: “The aim is to get One in Ten into cinemas some By Andy Walker andy.walker@nne.co.uk time next year. We are all quite new to the industry – most of the crew are in their 20s and 30s – but it is quite an ambitious project.”

Main character Suzy, played by Miss Froggatt, returns from Iraq with post-traumatic stress disorder, which starts to affect those around her.

The cast and crew are midway through a six-week shooting schedule in the region.

Miss Eastwood thanked Wensleydale Railway officials for letting the crew use the line for filming.

She said: “The railway has been brilliant. We have been able to use the facilities and we got a big discount.

“It is really difficult to film on public trains because of the amount of people.

“Using the Wensleydale Railway is fantastic because we get the place to ourselves, which gives us more control.

“The surroundings are amazing as well.”

■ The railway will run a jazz, blues and ale train on Saturday, November 28. The train will leave Leeming Bar at 7.30pm and travel to Redmire and back. There will be live music and a bar on the train.

Tickets are £15, to include a light buffet. Book on 0845-450-5474.