January 18, 2011
beach to be turned into BBC TV film set today
is to be transformed into a film set on Wednesday (January 19th)
when the BBC records an episode of a major primetime drama series.
A helicopter and outside broadcast unit will be used to film
the beach scenes for the BBC1 programme on Wednesday, prompting
the temporary closure of the beach to the public
The film crews will be using a large area of the beach, which
will be closed for a day, along with an area two miles south of
the beach car park.
Tim Mander, Sedgemoor District Council's Property Manager, who
negotiates filming rights, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Not
only does the granting of such rights generate income into the
council coffers, it also benefits the local economy as well as
giving national exposure to this beautiful beach."
is clear that the BBC are attracted both by the outstanding natural
beauty of Berrow beach, its accessibility and the co-operation
that the council offers."
Some of the scenes will be filmed from a helicopter, as the BBC
tries to record a dream sequence on a deserted beach.
Marshals will be in place on the beach and in the sand dunes
to keep the beach clear as filming takes place between 8am and
"The BBC would greatly appreciate it if for this day only
you could use other parts of the beach which will not be affected.
They apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused,"
added Mr Mander.