Drama based on Novichok in Salisbury begins filming this week

Drama based on Novichok in Salisbury begins filming this week

Published by Jack Deery at 6:19am 22nd October 2019. (Updated at 8:00am 22nd October 2019)

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The drama will be aired on BBC Two.

The programme has begun its two month long filming this week, but much of the work will not take place in Salisbury. 

The drama is being created by Dancing Ledge Productions who have told Spire FM they believe the filming will mostly happen around Bristol, Weston Super-Mare and London.

The show, commissioned by the BBC, has been called 'Salisbury' and will feature two hour-long episodes looking at how residents reacted to the unfolding crisis and the world’s media descending on their city.

Dancing Ledge CEO, Laurence Bowen, said: 

"This is the story of the poisonings in Salisbury that hasn't been told - the story of a community living through the real life horror of an invisible threat that could and did kill without warning, a story of tragedy but also of resilience, and pride.

It's a real privilege to be involved in its telling."

Sergei and Yulia Skripal
The drama is based on the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal

Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, said:

"The poisonings in Salisbury shocked the nation and had a huge impact on an unsuspecting community.

This drama will capture the bravery, resilience and personal experience of the local people who faced a situation of unimaginable horror, so close to home."

We're still waiting to hear details of the cast and no date for when the drama will be aired has been set yet.


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