BBC crime series being filmed in Dagenham

PUBLISHED: 16:23 23 September 2015 | UPDATED: 16:29 23 September 2015

Crews set up for the shoot

Crews set up for the shoot


BBC film crews are shooting scenes for a new crime drama around the borough.

Filming is taking place across the boroughFilming is taking place across the borough

Filming for New Blood, a seven-part series set in modern London which focuses on two junior detectives just starting out in their careers, is taking place all this week.

Many scenes for the thriller – which has been penned by author and Foyle’s War screenwriter Anthony Horowitz – have been shot in Trinidad Gardens in Barking where crews have been present since Monday.

A house on the street has been their focus with scenes filmed in the garden and at the front of the property.

“We saw quite a heated discussion in the middle of the banjo [cul-de-sac] between the two main characters and there was quite a lot of knocking on the door,” a resident of the road, who didn’t want to be named, told the Post.

Anthony Horowitz has written the new drama (Picture: Ian West/PA)Anthony Horowitz has written the new drama (Picture: Ian West/PA)

“We have seen a lot of rushing here and there but they [the crews] have been really good as there’s not been much noise.

“In between takes the actors have been wearing green parkas to keep warm.”

But although the 49-year-old said she was looking forward to seeing her street on the silver screen, she admitted that it would depend on how it is portrayed.

“It’s nice that they’re filming here but it depends on whether they’re acting like it’s a posh area or downtrodden,” she joked.

Yesterday, inside shots were filmed at the old Sanofi Aventis site in Rainham Road South, Dagenham.

Crews have also been spotted at The Pipe Major in Yewtree Avenue, Dagenham, and the Mcdonald’s in Whalebone Lane South, Becontree.

Speaking when the series was announced, Horowitz said: “This is a show about the so-called Y generation – young people starting out in their careers, the powerless against the powerful.”

Newcomers Mark Strepan and Ben Tavassoli play the lead roles.

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