A BROMSGROVE open air museum has appeared in a commemorative episode of a soap opera marking the outbreak of the First World War.

The commemorate episode of Doctors was shown on Friday, (July 18), and featured Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, in Stoke Heath.

The episode, entitled Foreign Fields, traced the story of Howard Bellamy, one of the programme’s leading characters who served in the First World War and was reported as having "fled the battlefield".

Determined to clear his ancestor’s name, Howard sets out to investigate the circumstances of his great-grandfather’s death and to prove he was not a coward.

The filming took place over two days across Avoncroft Museum’s 19 acre site, including the wooded picnic area and the 16th century Threshing Barn.

Museum director, Simon Carter, said: "We were absolutely thrilled to be asked to act as a location for the BBC.

"We have such a wide collection of buildings from so many different periods that we can accommodate lots of different types of filming and we are finding that this is a growing area of our business."

The programme is available on BBC iplayer until Friday.