Having been used as a filming location for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the Harry Potter movies and Doctor Who, tourism bods have decided it’s high time they started cashing in on the Forest of Dean’s special showbiz ties. Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism has just created a Film and TV Trail, dubbed the ‘star track’, which it hopes will attract movie lovers and bring up to £35 million to the area in the next three years.
Visitors will be led through the trees to famous filming locations, which presumably will comprise another bunch of trees. You can already anticipate the bubbling rage that'll fill the stomach of some poor American with a bumbag, when he realises that Harry Potter and Darth Vader don't actually hang out there. At least he'll have his downloaded maps to cry into.
The embargo for Star Wars: The Force Awakens reviews lifted this morning, and we’ve rounded up the movies buffs’ verdicts. If you’re a Star Wars fan, you should be very excited indeed. This one sounds like a cracker. [WDP]