Cameras roll again around the UK
Close To Me is a 6-part C4 and Viaplay commission starring Connie Nielson. Written by Angela Pell and based on Amanda Reynolds’ novel, it centres on Jo Harding, who wakes up in hospital with partial amnesia, affecting her memory of the past year.
Simon Nye’s new drama Finding Alice has returned to production, starring Keeley Hawes, Joanna Lumley, Nigel Havers and Jason Merrells. Red Production Company is making the 6 x 60 for ITV in association with Bright Pictures TV, Buddy Club Productions and Genial Productions.
A couple of returners are also back in production – the third series of Joseph Gilgun’s semi-autobiographical Brassic is underway and the long-running forensic drama Silent Witness hits its 24th season.
Brassic is to be delivered as an 8 x 60 for Sky One, and comes from Calamity Films and writer Danny Brocklehurst. Joseph Gilgun, Michelle Keegan and Damien Molony star.
Silent Witness is made in-house by the BBC; Lawrence Till produces the current 7-month shoot.
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