BBC1 Daytime drama ‘WPC 56’ begins filming second series

Hit drama, WPC 56 returns to Birmingham.

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Filming on the second series of 1950s Birmingham – set police drama, ‘WPC 56‘ has commenced on Sunday 20 October.

The hit series, which attracted an average audience of 1.7 million, stars Jennie Jacques as WPC Gina Dawson, the first woman police constable to serve in her West Midlands hometown in 1956.

Mike Hobson, Series Producer, says: “I am delighted to announce that the second series of WPC 56 started filming on Sunday in and around Birmingham. The city offers a rich source of period locations that we plan to revisit including the Jewellery Quarter and the wonderful Black Country Living Museum… the Midland’s own ‘Hollywood Back Lot’. I hope the good people of Birmingham will enjoy seeing their home on screen when the show airs in early 2014.”

The new series of 5×45-minute episodes is produced by BBC Birmingham Drama Village, which also makes, Doctors, Father Brown and Land Girls.

WPC 56 is produced by Carol Harding, the script producer is Grainne O’Boyle and the Series Producer is Mike Hobson. The Executive Producer is Will Trotter.

WPC 56 will be shooting in Birmingham for seven weeks for transmission on BBC One daytime in the New Year.