Filming of 'A Christmas Carol'

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Roger Hirson's 1984 adaptation of Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol', filmed in Shrewsbury, is still thought to be the definitive Christmas film. We take a nostalgic look back at the making of a classic.

Many will recognise this scene, which recreates the look of 18th century London streets, shot outside the Music Hall next to what is now Pockets on the right. nextpageroyal-infirmary-entrance.jpg

The town's old Royal Infirmary was used extensively throughout the film. In this sequence, film extras gather outside in Victorian costume.nextpageroyal-infirmary-street-scene.jpg

A snowball fight scene at the beginning of the film, outside the old Royal Infirmary. The iconic building is now St Mary's Shopping Parade.nextpagebetween-takes.jpg

Members of the cast after a quick costume change. Some may recognise the parking area behind the Music Hall in the background.nextpagestreet-and-shops.jpg

Film crews and local suppliers deck out the shops near to the old St Chad's Church and walls to recreate the look of an authentic Victorian street. nextpagestreet-scene-by-square.jpg

A chilly street scene filmed in the town's main Square, opposite the timbered building which is now Ask restaurant.nextpagescrooge-house.jpg

A horse and cart in the street in Claremont, near the Quarry Park.nextpagegeorge-c-scott.jpg

The acclaimed actor George C. Scott, who many fans agree was "born to play the character of Scrooge", undergoes a wardrobe fix before filming scenes outside his residence in the Claremont area.nextpagetiny-tim-scene.jpg

Tiny Tim, played by Anthony Walters, during the scene where he waits for his father Bob Cratchit to finish work.

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