Bradford plays a Blinders, as TV crew head back to the city

Filming is due to take place in Bradford for series four of the BBC show, Peaky Blinders.

The crime drama is set in post-war Birmingham between the wars; it is the second time that the production crew has filmed in the city for the programme.

 

It is believed that City Hall is one of the sites being used.  City of Film boss, David Wilson, said the visit was the latest in a long string of films and TV dramas using Yorkshire as a backdrop, including Maxine Peake in Funny Cow in December, and Kit Harington in Gunpowder, which has been filming in Bradford and Keighley for the past four months.

“Bradford has a long history of providing great locations for film and TV,” said David. “In recent years the Bradford Film Office has worked with a range of agencies and businesses to ensure that we live up to our film friendly credentials, and that is why we are enjoying many repeat visits. The city has some stunning period locations and the team behind Peaky Blinders has been brilliant to work with. The series now has a worldwide following and it’s great that Bradford as the world’s first UNESCO City of Film is able to play a small role in the show’s ongoing success.”

 

Written on 18th April 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, News