Post by Paul Henni.
Update – The Series is now due to start on Sunday the 17th July at 21:00 on BBC One. More details.
I stumbled across the aftermath of filming for the upcoming BBC One TV Series The Secret Agent, based on the novel by Joseph Conrad. Edinburgh’s Thistle Street Lane was standing in for London’s Soho in the 19th Century, with a small set built to show a little bit of the seedier part of the city, including Verloc’s dodgy shop.
The set was designed by David Roger (all designs copyright David Roger) and ingeniously used shallow depth fronts to give the impression of having entire buildings behind them, very cleverly and skilfully done. I was taken in even when standing up close in the half dis-assembled set.
Looks like a series to watch, given the quality of the cast, writer and the production team, with stars including Toby Jones, Vicky McClure, Stephen Graham and, an actor I particularly admire, Ian Hart.
Here are a selection of post-shooting photos of the set, in the process of being dismantled and the lane tidied up. A pity I couldn’t have done some stills of the actual filming, but that wouldn’t have been possible, as you can imagine, unless I was part of the crew. Images shot quickly on a Fujifilm XE-2 with 35mm lens.