Salisbury Cathedral Close has been transformed into a wintry scene today as the shoot of a new BBC period drama continues.

On the fourth and final day of filming in the city, the set of Great Expectations looked rather different.

Some of the foliage in Myles Place had been given a frosted effect.

Four actors dressed in period clothes were clearly visible in the field by the Harnham Gate while they were waiting for their cues.

They were walking back and forth across the wintry scene.

One actor on horseback made his way close to the boundary and back.

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Many fans lined up along the boundary of the field hoping to catch a glimpse of some well-known actors.

The crew continued to lay down sections of fake snow across the field while other crew members stood around the edges using special effects to create billowing mist.

This instantly added to the atmosphere and in Dickens' novel, penned in 1860-1861, there is an emphasis on the sinister and menacing Gothic setting.

Dickens' novel follows orphan Pip as a young boy in 1812 all the way into his adult life in 1840 where during times of great social change, he finds he has a mysterious and wealthy benefactor.

There has been much secrecy about the BBC’s and FX’s adaptation, starring Olivia Colman as Miss Havisham and Fionn Whitehead as main character Pip. 

Tom Hardy is one of the executive producers.

Other cast members include Ashley Thomas, Johnny Harris, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Hayley Squires, Owen McDonnell, Trystan Gravelle and Matt Berry.

Filming in the Close began on Monday and finished today.

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