A major drama is starting to develop at Spring Grove House, which sees the building transformed into the interior of a Colombian Embassy. The building is to be used as a film location for a major television drama that is due to be shown on BBC One this autumn. Filming at Spring Grove House started today and should be completed by 28th June.
The production – “By Any Means” – is an original crime drama, created by a team of writers led by Tony Jordan (Hustle, Life on Mars) that follows a clandestine group living on the edge of the law who play the criminal elite at their own game. Living in the shadows and treading the fine line of the law, the maverick team bridge the grey area between the letter of the law and true justice. It is said to be “a gripping and edgy drama” with “dramatic scenes, surprise twists and turns in the plot”.
The cast is headed up by Warren Brown (Luther, Good Cop), Shelley Conn (Mistresses, Marchlands), Andrew Lee Potts (Primeval, Ideal) and Gina McKee (The Borgias, In The Loop).
Ian Warrington, General Manager of Spring Grove House, said, “Spring Grove House has held some pretty spectacular events since it re-opened in September 2010, but nothing has been quite like this. I must admit, I’ve never actually been inside an Embassy, let alone a Colombian one, but the transformation is quite remarkable and it looks very realistic. All of the staff are enormously excited about seeing Spring Grove House on TV – we can’t wait to see the finished episode in the autumn”.
“By Any Means” is being produced for the BBC by Red Planet Pictures – the makers of the hit series “Death in Paradise”.
Tim Key, producer of the series for Red Planet Pictures, said, “Spring Grove House is a fantastic location for filming and we’re delighted to have been given permission to shoot there. We looked at a lot of locations for these key scenes, but Spring Grove House provided exactly what we were looking for, working perfectly as the interior of the Embassy. It’s also particularly personal to me, as having grown up in Bewdley, it’s a location I’ve known all my life.”
Spring Grove House is situated in 200 acres that make up West Midland Safari Park. It is an important business destination that can be hired exclusively for corporate events, weddings, parties and filming.