The Control Room begins Scottish shoot

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Joanna Vanderham The Control Room, a new BBC One drama from Hartswood Films and writer Nick Leather, has begun filming in Glasgow and environs with Iain De Caestecker and Joanna Vanderham. 

The thriller centres on Gabe (De Caestecker), an ordinary man who works as an emergency call handler for the Scottish Ambulance Service in Glasgow. His world is turned upside down when he receives a desperate life-and-death call from a woman who appears to know him. 

With Gabe under pressure to work out who she is, he makes a decision that threatens to have devastating consequences. The supporting cast includes Sharon Rooney, Daniel Portman, Taj Atwal and Stuart Bowman. Amy Neil directs; Eric Coulter produces. The production is supported by Screen Scotland


iain de caesteckerDe Caestecker said: “The Control Room is one of the most exciting scripts I’ve ever read, I was on the edge of my seat the whole time so I’m thrilled to now be bringing it to life. I’ve always loved working with the BBC and am especially delighted to be filming alongside this fantastic cast and crew in my hometown of Glasgow.”


Vanderham added: “I am so excited for the opportunity to bring Nick Leather’s incredibly complex characters to life. Filming in my home country of Scotland is always special and my research for the character means I’ve been reminiscing about my own adolescence. The BBC create some of the best global programming there is and Amy Neil is going to add The Control Room to their exceptional catalogue. I can’t wait for people to see what we do!”

Photo credits: Iain De Caestecker via Elliot Morgan; Joanna Vanderham via Faye Thomas.

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