BBC One’s Beyond Paradise – our experience as a film location
BBC One’s Beyond Paradise – our experience as a film location. With the recent release of BBC One’s new Death in Paradise spin-off, Beyond Paradise, and the appearance of some of our Pentillie landmarks on the ‘small screen’, we are being asked lots of questions about our experiences as a filming location. So, while we could keep you guessing like the of the current series are doing, we thought we’d spill some of the proverbial beans here.
Where was Beyond Paradise filmed?
How did we get chosen as a filming location?
What did the crew think of filming in Cornwall?
Summer, blue skies, proximity to wonderful beaches and surf, great food, excellent drink, pasties (we hear they visited Sarah’s Pasty’s almost every day!), fun pubs, awesome people, #jamfirst – we think they had a pretty good time.
What were the cast and crew like, did you meet any of them?
They were busy! They generally film for 10 hours each day, and set-up happens before they start, meaning very long days. With filming not taking place at the castle, we didn’t see as much of the cast and crew as when Delicious was filmed here, but those who we did chat to were charming, and very happy to be in the area. The only slight drama was when a scene was filmed in our son’s bedroom. The props managers were as careful as they could be with the Lego, even taking photographs before they moved anything to ensure it all went back exactly the same. But the beady eyes of an 8-year-old on his Lego collection are no match for even the most thorough of props managers… there were tears… But soon rectified with a hot chocolate from the catering van!
What do we think of the show? We love it. Great scenery, good laughs – our children all love the parping lady, and fun scripts. We are very excited to see the rest of the series air, spotting many local Cornish sites as we go. Don’t forget to tune into BBC One every Friday night at 8pm,or catch up on iPlayer or Britbox. Let’s hope that they come back again next year!
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