stars on Berrow beach for filming of new BBC1 wartime drama
film crews were on Berrow beach on Wednesday (October 23rd) to
shoot new scenes for a major BBC1 wartime drama.
six-part series is due to be broadcast next year and will focus
on the lives of medical staff working in a tented field hospital
behind the trenches in France during
World War I.
series features a line-up of well-known stars including Oona Chaplin
(The Hour, Game of Thrones and Quantum Of Solace), Hermione Norris
(Spooks, Cold Feet), Suranne Jones (Scott And Bailey, The Secret
Of Crickley Hall), Kevin Doyle (Downton Abbey, Scott And Bailey)
and Kerry Fox (Shallow Grave, An Angel At My Table).
series is part of the BBC's programming to mark a centenary since
the conflict. Scenes were shot on Berrow beach in September and
again this week.
District Council's Property Manager, Tim Mander, who set up the
filming agreement, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It's great that
the BBC have been back to Berrow Beach this week to film such
a prestigious production and this demonstrates once more Sedgemoor's
reputation as a 'film friendly council'."
at the BBC's recent media launch of the show, Hermione Norris
said: "It's a privilege to be involved in this BBC production
100 years on, bringing the drama of World War I into the hearts
and minds of this generation. Lest we forget."
Jones added: "It's an important period in history, not just
because of the war but because it was a transitional period for
women, liberated in some respect but still shackled by the conventions
and hierarchies of the past."