TELEVISION crews are set to descend on Chester for the new series of hit TV show Foyle’s War.
The filming will take place on Albion Street and Steele Street at the end of the month.
They have been chosen for their Victorian-style housing which is similar to the type of housing in 1940s London, where the series is set.
ITV is currently produing the ninth series of the programme which sees the main character, MI5 agent Chris Foyle, played by Michael Kitchen, detecting crime in London in 1945 in the aftermath of the Second World War.
Donald Cameron, location manager for Foyle’s War, said Albion Street was was an ideal location because of the style of housing.
He said: “The series is set in London and Albion Street’s housing is similar to London’s.
“Another advantage is that it is a protected area so there is not much street furniture for us to move and there isn’t much to cover up to make it look Victorian.
“We are based in Liverpool but the houses there are Georgian in style rather than Victorian.
“We have used a village near Manchester in the past but Albion Street has a more realistic city feel.
“It is a bit of a travel for us to bring the whole crew down for the day’s filming and the scene won’t be massive but it will be worth it.”
The filming will take place on Tuesday April 1 and ITV has asking residents not to park on Albion Street and Steele Street from the evening of March 31 until the filming is completed in the evening of April 1. Alternative parking will be provided for displaced vehicles.
A spokesman for ITV added: “We understand that we are guests in your neighbourhood and we will do our utmost to minimise disruption to you as much as possible.
“Access for deliveries etc will be maintained at all times.
“Our stewards will be on hand to answer question and assist residents at all times.”
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