TV productions heading to post…

TV productions heading to post…

We recently brought you a round-up of some of the film projects that have recently wrapped, or are about to.

This week it”s the turn of TV – so with the help of Production Intelligence we take a look at various dramas and scripted comedies which are heading for the post-production suite.

The Halcyon

Among the new dramas wrapping around now is The Halcyon – Left Bank Pictures” hefty new period drama for ITV. Set in a glamorous London hotel against the backdrop of the Second World War, it stars Steven Mackintosh, Olivia Williams, Kara Tointon, Alex Jennings, Matt Ryan, Hermione Corfield and Mark Benton.

The Halcyon first appeared on PI way back in November of last year, five months before cameras rolled. Charlotte Jones (Without You) created the show along with lead series writer Jack Lothian and examines the impact of WWII across all levels of society through the eyes of American journalist Joe O”Hara.


Streaming giant Netflix recently joined ITV”s eight-part drama Paranoid, which has been filming in Cheshire, Dusseldorf and Cologne for the last five months. From prolific shingle Red Production Company, the thriller centres on the investigation into the brutal murder of a female doctor in a playground where her toddler is playing.

It stars Indira Varma, Robert Glenister, Neil Stuke, Lesley Sharp and Kevin Doyle.

Production Intelligence first listed Paranoid back in November, five months before the start of principal photography.

The Replacement

This week sees the last few days of filming on Left Bank Pictures” The Replacement, which shot in Glasgow with a mainly Scottish crew.

The 3 x 60 for BBC One centres on an architect in her 30s who falls pregnant but fears the woman chosen for her maternity cover may have a disturbing agenda. Morven Christie and Vicky McClure star.

Vicky McClure

We first detailed the drama on PI in January, four months before pre-production got underway, and updated subscribers with key hires as they came on board including the line producer, production designer and location manager,

Sherlock Series 4

Hartswood Films and BBC One behemoth Sherlock continues to garner critical acclaim and high ratings – Sherlock: The Abominable Bride drew in 8.4m viewers on New Year”s Day.


Filming on Sherlock Series 4 got up and running in April of this year, although it first appeared on Production Intelligence over two years earlier. We returned to report on many aspects of the popular drama, including the fact that Welsh locations were being used for this run, confirming both the London and Wales location managers on board.


A seven-month shoot which began in January has now finished on Hinterland Series 3, the Celtic noir drama with dialogue in both English and Welsh and starring Richard Harrington as Detective Chief Inspector Tom Mathias.


Cardiff-based Fiction Factory Films make the show, in which the Welsh locations provide a brooding, dark backdrop for the crime stories – the series” title in Welsh is Y Gwyll which means dusk. Much of the BBC Cymru Wales/S4C drama is filmed in Ceredigion, with locations including Aberystwyth.

Still Game

Mid-August sees the end of filming on Still Game, the BBC One comedy which returns after a nine-year absence. Steven Canny exec produces the show, which stars its writers Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill as pensioners Jack Jarvis and Victor McDade.

Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill

The series originally ran from 2002-2007 and transferred from BBC Scotland to BBC Two. The new six-part run is for delivery to BBC One and is a BBC in-house production directed by Michael Hines and produced by Jacqueline Sinclair.

Filming has been on location in Glasgow over the last week or two following a four-week recording at Dumbarton Studios.

Three Girls

In March this year PI subscribers first heard about Three Girls, a BBC drama based on the harrowing real events surrounding the grooming and sexual abuse scandal in Rochdale.

Although some of the details were under wraps due to the sensitive subject matter – the BBC press office announced it at the end of June – we provided updates on the casting director, producer and line producer before filming began.

Maxine Peake and Lesley Sharp play two women who were instrumental in getting the victims” voices heard. The three-part drama is from writer Nicole Taylor and is a co-production between BBC Studios and Studio Lambert.

Other returning shows that have recently completed filming include Series 6 of Trollied, which wrapped a seven-week shoot at the Bottle Yard Studios, Bristol; Count Arthur Strong Series 3 which has just recorded at Pinewood Studios and the third series of Disney Channel”s The Evermoor Chronicles from Lime Pictures.


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Vicky McClure photo via Getty Images Ent/Tristan Fewings.

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