New four-part crime drama The Fear, beginning tonight at 10pm on Channel 4, may be set among the criminal ganglands of Brighton, but much of the production was filmed in Bristol. Key scenes shot at St Mary Redcliffe, Old Market, Kings Weston House, the children’s playground on Redland Green and at various other city locations including including Napier Road in Eastville.
The Fear is the latest production to shoot in and around Bristol, following a recently screened episode of EastEnders that used a vacant council-owned shopping arcade in Keynsham for an explosive car crash scene, and the Doctor Who Christmas special, where film crews took over Corn Street and Portland Square in August for an episode which will be broadcast on BBC One on Christmas Day.
Ellie Cook, Creative England’s Production Liaison Manager for the South West, said: “We’re establishing a firm reputation in Bristol for being able to attract high quality film and television drama production. We have the skilled crew, we have the facilities and we have a terrific variety of locations, as The Fear proves.”