BBC resumes filming on two major dramas

Insurance remains a stumbling block but scripted productions are slowly getting back up and running in the UK 

By Nia Daniels 27 Jul 2020

BBC resumes filming on two major dramas
Ralf Little in Death In Paradise, BBC

Once of the first major UK dramas to get cameras rolling again following the Covid-19 suspension is The Pursuit of Love, Emily Mortimer’s adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s novel. Filming begins today in and around Bath and Bristol.  

Moonage Pictures and Open Book Productions are partnering on the BBC One 3 x 60, with Mortimer also in the director’s chair. 

Lily James is starring in the mini-series, which is the first in Mitford’s trilogy about the upper-class Radlett family between the wars. Frith Tiplady, Matthew Read and Charles Collier executive produce. 

The Pursuit of Love is one of a swathe of UK high-end TV dramas and feature films that were suspended abruptly when lockdown began in March. 

Also back in production for the BBC is the tenth series of Death in Paradise, which is now filming in its usual locale, Guadeloupe.
Makers Red Planet Pictures has been working closely with industry bodies, other production companies and the BBC to develop a detailed Covid-19 protocol policy, while also incorporating the Guadeloupe advice. 

Red Planet Pictures' joint managing director, Alex Jones, said: “Like every other production company, we have faced huge challenges to get to this point, so we are delighted to be up and running again and extremely grateful to everyone who has helped us get this far, not least the people of Deshaies and the region of Guadeloupe for their assistance. 

“The safety of our cast and crew - as well as our friends in Guadeloupe - is the most important thing to us and our policies have been designed to protect everybody whilst still delivering an amazing series for our tenth year.” 

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