A NEW police drama for BBC One is being filmed in Shoreham.
The film crew from Tiger Aspect has set up base in vacant parts of Adur Civic Centre and is also using other areas of the town for the eight-part series, called Cuffs.
Rooms have been transformed into the sets and production offices for the major new series, which focuses on South Sussex Police.
Shoreham will remain centre stage over the coming months, with private houses and allotments among the location sites, as well as parts of Brighton.
The drama is being produced by London-based Tiger Aspect, which has credits including Peaky Blinders, Ripper Street, Benidorm, Mr Bean, Bad Education and Restoration Man.
Trevor Hopkins, series producer, said: “The production team is delighted to be working in Shoreham.
I can’t wait for the series to start to see Shoreham, once the home of the English film industry, shown off to the worldScott Marshall, Adur District Council’s director for the economy
“The town will be put firmly on the map during production and especially during the period immediately prior to and during transmission later this year, when much of the publicity will focus on promoting the town and the great experience the cast and crew have experienced while working there.”
Most of the interior shots will be filmed in the civic centre. it is being transformed into the police station that sits at the heart of the drama.
Scott Marshall, Adur District Council’s director for the economy, said: “This is an incredibly exciting way to use the Civic Centre, the upper floors of which have been unused for some time.
“Our part of the Sussex coast is a great place to film in, we have some stunning locations and the scenery is second to none.
“I can’t wait for the series to start to see Shoreham, once the home of the English film industry, shown off to the world.”
Filming is expected to last into the summer and the series will air in the autumn.