Four stop and go signs – each manned by a yellow-jacketed traffic supervisor were set up again at the four-way junction of Victoria Road and Archer Road, Penarth, today to enable a large network TV crew to carry on location filming for a second day.
The stop and go signals were being used when the camera crews needed to close both roads to passing traffic simultaneously for a “take”.
The action is centered on a large detached Edwardian house at the junction of Victoria Rd and Archer Road – which may ring a bell with regular Casualty viewers as it’s been used in that series as well.
Amongst the stars of the forthcoming series are Griff Rhys Jones, Matt Di Angelo and Kimberley Nixon. Today Griff was involved in some of the location shots in the front of classic villa .
Today’s shoot appeared to revolve around the house and on a red saloon car parked outside with a diffusion screen installed ahead of it. A number of cameras were being used to cover different angles of the action.
The independent Red Production Company is shooting this second run of the drama series Ordinary Lies for BBC 1.This series has a new cast of characters all saiod to be hiding a “new set of dark secrets”. It takes place in what is supposed to be the ficvtional headquarters of “a large national sports goods company” and traces the lives of the personnel “outside their working hours” . (The first series involved the staff of a car showroom) . Today’s shoot however is set to finish at 19:00.
These days it’s almost impossible to turn a corner in Penarth without running into a film crew .
Earlier this week the BBC 1 medical soap Casualty – virtually a permanent resident of Penarth – was filming nearby in Victoria Road