Zombie Drama on Townfield Lane

New BBC Three drama “In The Flesh” is being filmed on Friday in Townfield Lane, following the struggles of a “partially deceased” 17-year-old who is returning to a village that rejected him.

Heptonstall’s living residents are asked to park considerately while the undead are amongst us between 7.30am and 6pm on 26 October, though most BBC vehicles will be in the school car park.

Unit manager Kayleigh Cruickshank said one large lorry would be in the school car park, so it would be helpful if residents parked away from the school entrances, to allow it to turn in and out. Residents on Townfield Lane are also asked to park elsewhere for the day.

The filming will be in a private garden on Townfield Lane in the morning, then inside a house in the afternoon. The results are likely to be screened in the Spring.

New writer Dominic Mitchell’s first TV commission was developed by the BBC Drama Production team in Salford and discovered through ‘Northern Voices’, a BBC Writersroom competition.

His script begins after the Zombie Uprising has been quelled by the Human Volunteer Force and life is starting to return to normal. Any surviving zombies have been captured, medicated, held in an NHS holding facility in Norfolk and are being slowly re-integrated back into society, with the help of contact lenses and cover up mousse. The story follows teenager Kieran Walker, who committed suicide after his friend died in Afghanistan.

TV Wise site said the series had booked a slew of guest stars for its first season. Susan Twist, Matthew Walker, Karen Henthorn, Amy-Joyce Hastings, Julien Ball and newcomer Stephen Thompson have all booked guest spots.

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