The sight of film crews in Cornwall is something we've got used to. The county's beautiful coastline regularly feature on our screens. But they're also a big draw for crews from abroad.
For the past few weeks a production company from Germany has been here to make the latest in a series of films based on the works of Cornish author Rosamunde Pilcher.
We're used to Cornwall featuring on Doc Martin and Poldark but here the county is being used as a backdrop for one of the most popular series on German television. It takes about 20 days to film one of the dramas, travelling all over Cornwall for the scenes as Rosamunde Pilcher's romances are mostly based in the Duchy.
We like to shoot here because we can find the sea, very charming landscape and it is what she describes in her books, in her short stories and that's what we want to see and what people, our audience in Germany wants to see.
Their audiences on German broadcaster ZDF rival those here for soaps like Coronation Street - around 7 million people tune in on a Sunday night. It's estimated the films bring 200,000 tourists a year from Germany eager to see the scenes featured on their TV screens.
And it's reckoned they bring in £120 million to the local economy.
German tourists flock to Cornwall each year to spot the locations used in the drama
Estimated income from the Rosamunde Pincher tourists
For the cast it means long periods away from home - but the actors are not complaining.
"It's actually my fourth Pilcher so I've been here three times before and I love it, it's great. We're not allowed to say it but it's a little like going on vacation".