Crosby beach is set to star in a flagship BBC drama this week.
Scenes for the hard-hitting series Good Cop were shot near Mariners Road, Blundellsands, at the home of Antony Gormley’s famous Another Place artwork.
The four-part drama starts on BBC1 on Thursday, August 30, at 9pm, with the Crosby scenes appearing in the first episode.
Sefton Council’s Coast and Countryside team facilitated the filming shoot which took place last Autumn. Together with the council’s Corporate Communications team and the Liverpool Film Office, they work together to promote the borough’s coastline as an ideal location for filming and photo shoots.
Recent years have seen film shoots for Alfie starring Jude Law and Frank Cottrell Boyce’s Millions. There have also been TV visits by Coronation Street, the BBC’s Countryfile and Alan Titchmarsh’s British Isles: A Natural History.
Rebecca Hodgson, Producer of Good Cop, said: “The coastline is incredibly atmospheric – if you look one way, you see pure nature, if you look the other way you see the industrial world of big boats and Liverpool.
“One day while we were filming our lead character Sav running along the beach, some great big yellow lorries appeared which were moving sand from one part of the beach to another. They looked like something from an alien world and we loved them and immediately incorporated them into our shot!
“Sefton Council were very helpful with the planning of our filming days and the lifeguards were very generous and let us sit in their stationary vehicles when the November winds became too much.”
Cllr Peter Dowd, Leader of Sefton Council, said: “The Sefton Coast is hugely photogenic and remote enough in places to allow film crews and photographers to create a wide range of moods and backdrops.
“The council works hard to facilitate filming requests which often portray the natural beauty of the area, or highlight local attractions and destinations.
“Of course film crews may base themselves in the borough and often employ local actors or support staff, and this contributes to the local economy.”
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