Rainham Marshes becomes crime scene - for TV drama
PUBLISHED: 18:30 08 September 2014 | UPDATED: 18:44 08 September 2014
Bird sanctuary Rainham Marshes becomes home to a very different flight of fancy this week as the reserve turns into a crime scene for a new drama.
ITV’s Chasing Shadows began last week, and scenes shot at the south Havering marshes feature in an episode aired this Thursday at 9pm.
Producers of the show, a four-part drama focusing on a police missing person unit, chose the river wall section of the RSPB reserve for filming in April.
RSPB communication officer Louise Moss said: “It was brilliant seeing the reserve turned into a crime scene with criminal minds!
“The cast and crew were brilliant; it was fascinating to see the reserve turn into a crime scene. I can’t wait to see how it turned out!”
Stars including Reece Shearsmith, from The League of Gentlemen, Alex Kingston, of Upstairs Downstairs, and Kidulthood’s Noel Clarke appear in the drama.
Rainham Marshes is encouraging viewers to tweet them (@RSPBRainham) when they spot the reserve.