Filming in Suffolk sets the scene for BritBox’s Magpie Murders, which will be available exclusively on BritBox UK from 10 February.
Screen Suffolk helped find all the Suffolk Locations for BritBox’s latest new crime drama, which stars Lesley Manville, Daniel Mays, and Tim McMullan. The unorthodox detective series with a twist is adapted from the bestselling book of the same name by Anthony Horowitz.
The story is set in Suffolk and Screen Suffolk locations used include Kersey Village, Woodbridge, Monks Eleigh and Ipswich. The series is a murder mystery within a murder mystery, spanning two time periods. Kersey Village in Babergh, Suffolk, was transformed into 1950’s Britain in May last year. Kersey is one of Suffolk’s most picturesque villages and Screen Suffolk worked with the locations team, residents, and councils to ensure that the two week road closure caused as little disruption as possible.
Other locations that were used across Suffolk were Woodbridge Train Station and Suffolk One College which was dressed as a modern day hospital. Ipswich also doubled as London in many key scenes with driving and walking shots taking place at various locations across Suffolk’s county town.
Jim Horsfield Operations and Development Manager said:
‘The use of Ipswich as London shows just how versatile Suffolk is for productions who are looking to film in the area. It’s great to have the local knowledge to be able to pinpoint exact streets that look just like North London as well as villages that can be morphed into period streets.’
Find out more about Screen Suffolk and other productions here on The Suffolk Coast at https://screensuffolk.com