BBC to film in Dominican Republic

Dominican RepublicA BBC One adaptation of Andrea Levy’s novel The Long Song is set to film in the Caribbean in early summer.

The 3 x 60 production will film at Pinewood’s Dominican Republic Studios with a team of UK HoDs heading up the shoot.

The director, producer and line producer are listed for subscribers on Production Intelligence along with the filming dates. 

Sarah Williams (who also adapted Levy’s Small Island for TV in 2009) has adapted the novel that centres on July, a young female slave on a Jamaican plantation in the mid-19th century.

Heyday Television is producing with the company’s David Heyman and Rosie Alison joining Williams, Levy and the BBC’s Elizabeth Kilgarriff as executive producers. 

“I’m thrilled to be adapting Andrea's powerful novel. It’s a cracking good story told from a female point of view and also serves as a tribute to the wit, ingenuity and resilience of generations of British slaves in Jamaica”, Williams said of the commission when it was first announced. 

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