Critically acclaimed ITV drama Unforgotten returns for a third series this week, after filming in Bristol earlier this year.
“We travel all around England for Unforgotten and find most places incredibly accommodating and helpful. Bristol was no exception. Everyone we liaised with went out of their way to help our crew and guide us to make our experience seamlessly pleasant. The cast and crew had a fantastic time filming in Bristol and we wouldn’t hesitate to go back there.” – Line Producer Ani Kevork
The latest six-part series made by Mainstreet Pictures, which begins on Sunday night, sees once more Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar reprise their roles as DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunil ‘Sunny’ Khan as they investigate another emotionally charged cold case. The new series is set across the south of England, in Bristol and other locations including Norfolk, West Sussex, Hampshire and London.
Cast also includes Alex Jennings, Kevin McNally, Neil Morrissey and James Fleet who play a close-knit group of old school friends that have stood by one another through thick and thin. However, when the body of a teenage girl who went missing at the turn of the millennium is found at a building site off the M1 motorway, the four men are placed under the spotlight and their relationships are tested to the limit.
The Bristol leg of the shoot took place in April at Ashton Court and Clifton locations including the Suspension Bridge. Bristol Film Office assisted with arranging recces, access and permissions for drone filming at three points.
Bristol scenes centre on the character of artist Chris Lowe, played by James Fleet.
“We were very pleased to assist Unforgotten, one of the most successful crime dramas of recent years, with its Bristol shoot. Productions set in multiple locations around the UK may only be in the city for a short period of actual filming, but the logistical planning we carry out beforehand is critical in ensuring the schedule runs smoothly. We’re processing more and more drone filming requests, especially in scenic areas like Ashton Court, and this is proving really beneficial for Bristol’s filming economy.” – Natalie Moore, Bristol Film Office
The new series of Unforgotten begins on ITV on Sunday 15th July at 9pm. Series 1 and 2 are available to watch on ITV Hub.