BBC series that filmed scenes in and around Halifax releases first look images

Upcoming BBC series Boat Story, that filmed scenes in and around Halifax this year, has released first look images.
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The BBC has released first-look images for brand new six-part thriller Boat Story, starring Daisy Haggard (Back to Life, Breeders) and Paterson Joseph (Vigil, Noughts & Crosses), alongside Tchéky Karyo (Baptiste, The Missing), Joanna Scanlan (After Love, Notes on A Scandal), Craig Fairbrass (One Piece, Villain and Muscle) and Phil Daniels (Quadrophenia, House of the Dragon).

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A production team and cast were in the town centre for three days back in January filming scenes for the series.

Pat (JOANNA SCANLAN). Picture: BBC/Two Brothers/Matt SquirePat (JOANNA SCANLAN). Picture: BBC/Two Brothers/Matt Squire
Pat (JOANNA SCANLAN). Picture: BBC/Two Brothers/Matt Squire
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The film crew were at Old Cock Yard filming at The Old Cock pub – which they renamed The Three Brothers for the show.

They were also spotted at Westgate Arcade, where they were filming at La Luna.

The first-look pictures feature unsuspecting leads Janet (Daisy Haggard) and Samuel (Paterson Joseph) as they clutch on to a haul of illegal drugs found on a shipwrecked boat.

The pair can’t believe their luck as they agree to sell it and split the cash. But on their tail is a sharp suited gangster known as ‘The Tailor’ (Tchéky Karyo).

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At its heart, Boat Story is an action-thriller about two ordinary people whom the world has turned its back on, and whether they’re willing - or desperate enough - to do something crazy to get what they want in life. Pushed to the very edge, can they trust each other and get away with their lives and the money?

The series will be on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK and on Amazon Freevee in the US and Germany.

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