Camera crews spotted filming in Bristol city centre

An office building in Bristol city centre has been turned into a temporary ‘police station’ as camera crews film on site.

Camera operators and people dressed in police uniform have been seen filming today (Sunday, November 21) at the prominent One Redcliff offices, on the junction of Victoria Street at St Thomas Street.

A large navy crest stuck to the wall and marked on several police cars was for Greater London Police.

This fictional force has featured in crime dramas including the BBC‘s Silent Witness, and, according to fan website Fictional Police Forces UK, The Capture.

Several marked police cars were seen on location of the filming at One Redcliff Street
(Image: Bristol Live)

Silent Witness is currently filming for its 24th series, and announced earlier this week that actor Jason Wong would be joining the cast to play a new pathologist.

The new series is due to air at some point next year.

Emilia Fox, who plays Dr Nikki Alexander in the long-running show, tweeted on Friday: “[Jason] is a joy to work with, kind and generous, and totally committed to trying to make sense of saying long medical terms with me & DC!

“We are extremely lucky to have him on board.”

Bristol Live has contacted the BBC and Bristol Film Office for clarification about what is being filmed today.

A comparison of the police crests in previous series of Silent Witness and that pictured in Bristol are similar but not identical.

They were first spotted filming at 10.30am this morning and remained there as of 2pm this afternoon, attracting intrigued looks from passers-by.

Filming gear and trailers could be seen beyond the car park, and people dressed in police uniform were seen exiting the office building.

The DVLA has no record of the registration numbers of the cars pictured, reiterating that the police presence was not genuine.

Bristol continues to be a popular backdrop for TV production crews – earlier this week, Martin Clunes was seen filming for the ITV detective drama Manhunt.

In the past two months, crews have also been in Bristol shooting for McDonald & Dodds, The Last Bus and War of the Worlds.

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