Filming The Undeclared War

Went to Bristol to work in the office. After the office closed I walked back to my car. Wondered why there was a coffee stall at the FaithSpace, then realised that they were filming today at the FaithSpace in Redcliffe in Bristol. No idea what they were filming and no indication either.

FaithSpace

Found out later in the evening from another Twitter account that it was a Channel 4 production of The Undeclared War.

Set in a post-pandemic 2024 in the run up to a British general election, THE UNDECLARED WAR tracks a leading team of analysts buried in the heart of GCHQ (the UK’s version of the NSA) secretly working to ward off a cyber-attack on the country’s electoral system.

 

The one with the new Lego Friends set

Well the tease was one thing, now we have the full details of the new Lego Friends set, The Apartments.

Today, the LEGO Group announces the new LEGO F.R.I.E.N.D.S Apartments Set – which allows fans of the iconic Warner Bros. TV series the chance to recreate their favourite scenes. The 2,048-piece set, features both Monica and Rachel’s, and Chandler and Joey’s New York apartments, plus the adjoining hallway.

Following the hugely popular LEGO Ideas Central Perk set, which was released in 2019, the LEGO Friends Apartments set is complete with iconic features and props, such as the classic moment when Monica put the Thanksgiving turkey on her head, the one where Joey and Chandler only had a canoe as furniture and when Phoebe’s dollhouse went up in flames.

So it will be £134.99 when it is released later this month.

Revolution of the Daleks

We have a teaser trailer for the Christmas episode of Doctor Who, featuring Captain Jack.

The episode was filmed before the March lockdown. Looking forward to it.

The Trial of Christine Keeler in Bristol

If you are watching The Trial of Christine Keeler you may recognise some scenes which were shot on Broad Street in Bristol. This is a screen grab of tonight’s broadcast.

The Trial of Christine Keeler in Bristol
BBC’s The Trial of Christine Keeler

You can see three old cars and this is the view down towards the Church of St John the Baptist on Christmas Street.

Here is another screen grab of Broad Street at night.

BBC's The Trial of Christine Keeler
BBC’s The Trial of Christine Keeler

As it happens back in January 2019 I was walking around the area on my lunch break so I took a few photographs of the filming.

BBC Filming The Trial of Christine Keeler
BBC Filming The Trial of Christine Keeler
BBC Filming The Trial of Christine Keeler
BBC Filming The Trial of Christine Keeler

I was impressed with the number of 1960s cars they had used to dress the street.

Filming in Bristol today

They were filming on Corn Street in Bristol today. No idea what they were filming. Update: They are filming a new HBO series called Industry, which is a new American drama series which follows the lives of young bankers and traders trying to make their way in the world in the aftermath of the 2008 collapse.

There were some powerful lights shining into The Jetty.

filming on Corn Street in Bristol

filming on Corn Street in Bristol

filming on Corn Street in Bristol

Star Trek: Picard

I quite enjoyed Star Trek: The Next Generation: so I am quite looking forward to the new Star Trek series Picard.

It is released on Amazon Prime on the 23rd January 2020.

There is a trailer out which has some old friends in and certainly looks like an exciting series

Quite impressed with the special effects, will be interesting to see how they “improve” the technology and effects from when they filmed The Next Generation

Should be fun.

War of the Worlds on the BBC

The BBC have released a trailer for their “proper” version of The War of the Worlds.

This is the original alien invasion story. Staring Eleanor Tomlinson, Rafe Spall and Robert Caryle, this tense and thrilling drama follows a young couple’s race for survival against escalating terror of an alien enemy beyond their comprehension.

The Mandalorian

After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. “The Mandalorian” is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

I do quite like the look of this series, then again I enjoyed Rogue One.

The question I have is, how can I watch this in the UK? I know it will be on Disney+ streaming service in the US, will it be the same for the UK?