BBC drama A Good Girl's Guide To Murder filmed in Bristol

Emma Myers as Pip in BBC drama 'A Good Girl's Guide To Murder' which was filmed in Bristol and Somerset
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A new six-part teen mystery drama that's just launched on BBC iPlayer was filmed in Bristol and Somerset. 'A Good Girl's Guide to Murder', which is based on Holly Jackson's smash hit novels was filmed on location in the West Country last year, with production based at The Bottle Yard Studios in Bristol.

Produced by London-based Moonage Pictures (The Pursuit Of Love, The Gentlemen) the series stars Emma Myers (Wednesday), Anna Maxwell Martin (Motherland, A Spy Among Friends), Gary Beadle (Rye Lane, Small Axe), Mathew Baynton (Ghosts, Wonka) and newcomer Zain Iqbal. The programme synopsis reads: "Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by her boyfriend Sal Singh. Case closed.

"The police know he did it, everyone in town knows he did it. But smart and single minded Pip Fitz-Amobi isn't so sure and she’s determined to prove it. If Sal Singh isn’t a murderer and the real killer is still out there, how far will they go to keep Pip from the truth?"

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London-based company Moonage Pictures is no stranger to producing high-end TV drama in the West Country, having filmed BBC drama 'The Pursuit of Love' at The Bottle Yard Studios and on location in Bristol and Bath in 2020. For 'A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder', all production offices, costumes, props and storage were based at The Bottle Yard Studios whilst filming took place on location.

Bristol Film Office assisted with filming in Redcliffe Caves, Redland and Westbury-on-Trym, and filming also took place at Avon Valley Railway Park. Somerset Film Office supported filming in the village of Axbridge, which was the key location for the fictional town of Little Kilton where the drama is set. Moonage Pictures’ Executive Producer Frith Tiplady said: “It was our genuine pleasure to return to The Bottle Yard Studios for another Moonage Pictures show.

The cast of new BBC drama 'A Good Girl's Guide To Murder' which was filmed in Bristol and Somerset
The cast of new BBC drama 'A Good Girl's Guide To Murder' which was filmed in Bristol and Somerset -Credit:BBC/Moonage Pictures

"From the undeniably talented local crews to the fantastic facilities available at The Bottle Yard, Bristol was the perfect home for 'A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder'. The Bottle Yard’s location meant we could easily access much needed rural landscapes for our chocolate box village and brooding woodland, which is home to Pip, her friends, and the deceptively dark and twisted world of 'A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder'. Our crew was roughly 60 people with a 30 person cast and filming lasted 12 weeks, all in the Bristol region.”

On filming in Axbridge, Director and Executive Producer, Dolly Wells, said: “We were keen to shoot the show on location and to shoot it in the summer. We tried to find a version of Little Kilton which reflects the atmosphere in the book and the screenplay. What was important to us was a town that is not too small and not too big, the right size for the correct amount of suspects. We were also very keen to have a sense of the woods that surround the town, thematically that was really important.”