Shambles in York went back in time on Thursday night (June 20) as it was transformed into the set of a new US-backed TV drama.
Tom Hollander, best known as the fallible vicar in BBC sitcom Rev, was centre stage as scenes for the pilot show of Knifeman were shot on the ancient street.
Before filming began, technicians had worked to eradicate all signs of modern life.
New signs were replaced with old, including one featuring the three balls of a pawnbroker’s business.
Barrels were placed outside shops and wooden shutters across windows.
As YorkMix revealed exclusively on Tuesday, the new drama has been commissioned by AMC, the hit making American TV company behind Breaking Bad, Mad Men and The Walking Dead.
Knifeman is based on the story of John Hunter, an 18th century medical man with a questionable approach to ethics, as played by Tom Hollander.
His brother Julian is played by Daniel Mays, who has had many film and TV credits including Doctor Who and Atonement. He was also on the Shambles set.
If the one-off show is a hit, it may be made into a series.