The BBC’s post-war film The Children (w/t) is now filming in Northern Ireland, using the region as a stand-in for northern England.
Produced by Wall To Wall Media and based on a true story, the BBC Two feature is set in 1945 and follows 300 child survivors of the Holocaust – and presumed orphans – as they are relocated to Lake Windermere in north-west England for attempted rehabilitation by a team of trauma specialists.
“I feel privileged that we will be bringing this extraordinary, but little-known, story to vivid life through beautifully realised drama and powerful testimony interview,” Tom McDonald, head of commissioning for the BBC's natural history and specialist factual.
“This timely, evocative and emotional film, which reflects our ambitions for History at the BBC, will shine a light on events in such a way that they change how we see not just the past, but the present.”
Northern Ireland is a popular filming location for BBC shoots, but often as a stand-in for other parts of the UK.
Crime drama Line of Duty is among the highest-profile shows to have used Belfast as a base.
See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Northern Ireland.