July 2, 2008 Brean
Down to feature in new primetime BBC One drama series
Brean Down will take centre stage in a brand new primetime BBC
One drama series due to hit our TV screens later this month.
episode of Bonekickers was filmed on Brean Down, near the
wartime fort, earlier this year, as
first reported here
heavily-promoted six-part TV series is scheduled to begin in July
and the second episode featuring Brean Down will be broadcast
on BBC One on July 15th.
crowds of spectators watched the filming take place on the Down
in February, as pictured here.
drama is based around a Bath University archaeology team who are
brought together to unearth bodies, books, weapons and other historical
artefacts that lead them to various investigations.
series - from the writers of the hit show Life On Mars
- includes an episode in which a cave on Brean Down is searched
those starring in the show are Julie Graham (Dalziel &
Pascoe and William And Mary), Adrian Lester (Hustle
and Ballet Shoes), Hugh Bonneville (Miss Austen
Regrets and Tsunami) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Spooks
and Doctor Who).
"Brean provided the perfect setting for the sequences
in one of our episodes where the archaeology team search a cave,"
a spokeswoman told Burnham-On-Sea.com on the film set.
is a picturesque location that's perfect for filming."
Hill, the BBC's commissioning editor for independent drama, said
Bonekickers would make history and archaeology "sexy,
accessible and exciting".
has featured in several films and TV shows in recent years, with
Oscar-nominated Elizabeth: The Golden Age starring Cate
Blanchett being the best-known in the summer of
June 2006 and the BBC's Dracula in August