More film crews appear in Weston for BBC drama

PUBLISHED: 11:07 29 March 2019 | UPDATED: 11:24 01 April 2019

Filming BBC Drama Production in Regent Street. Picture: Nick Page Hayman

Filming BBC Drama Production in Regent Street. Picture: Nick Page Hayman

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Film crews have once again been spotted in Weston-super-Mare’s town centre today (Friday).

Filming BBC Drama Production in Regent Street. Picture: Nick Page HaymanFilming BBC Drama Production in Regent Street. Picture: Nick Page Hayman

Keeler Productions has taken over Locking Road Car Park, opposite Tesco, and The Regent Restaurant, in Regent Street, to film a BBC period series The Trial of Christine Keeler, based on the Profumo Affair in the 1960s.

The political scandal originated from a brief relationship between Secretary of State for War, John Profumo, and 19-year-old would-be model Christine Keeler.

1960s period characters filming the BBC Drama Production at The Regent Restaurant, Regent Street.1960s period characters filming the BBC Drama Production at The Regent Restaurant, Regent Street.

Keeler Productions previously filmed in the aforementioned locations in December.

The series will star Sophie Cookson, James Norton, Ellie Bamber, Ben Miles, Emilia Fox and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett.

Filming BBC Drama Production in Regent Street. Picture: Nick Page HaymanFilming BBC Drama Production in Regent Street. Picture: Nick Page Hayman

Actors also descended on Weston this week to film scenes for the adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel Sanditon.

Crews were filming at Sand Point, as well as a number of locations in Clevedon, including the seafront, around Marine Lake, on Salthouse Fields and the prom.

1960s period characters filming the BBC Drama Production at The Regent Restaurant, Regent Street.1960s period characters filming the BBC Drama Production at The Regent Restaurant, Regent Street.

The programme will be directed by Andrea Harkin and is written by Amanda Coe.

TV crews in Locking Road car park. Picture: Lily Newton-BrowneTV crews in Locking Road car park. Picture: Lily Newton-Browne

TV crews in Locking Road car park. Picture: Lily Newton-BrowneTV crews in Locking Road car park. Picture: Lily Newton-Browne

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