Last Sunday (22nd September 2013) saw the start of By Any Means, a new BBC drama from the makers of Hustle. It started with great promise pulling in 4.1 million viewers despite being up against the formidable Downtown Abbey.
As with Hustle the show is set in London but was filmed on location in Birmingham over 16 weeks between April and August 2013 so those eagle eyed Birmingham viewers may spot some familiar landmarks as the six episode drama unfolds.
The show follows a clandestine team who do things the police can’t do, who step outside the law to catch people, using any means and stars Gina McKee, Warren Brown, Shelley Conn and Andrew-Lee Potts and a host of guest stars such as Keith Allen and Birmingham’s David Harewood,
Producer Tim Key is quoted as saying “It shows how film-friendly Birmingham is. The more productions that come here, the better. We are good for the local economy, as we’re using local caterers and are basing our production facilities at The Bond (Digbeth).”
By Any Means Links
By Any Means continues on Sunday 29th September at 9pm on BBC One.