Filming begins for BBC thriller The Control Room

Filming begins for BBC thriller The Control Room

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Wednesday, 1st September 2021
Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

New BBC One thriller The Control Room has begun filming. 

The three-part thriller led by Iain De Caestecker (Roadkill) and Joanna Vanderham (Dancing On The Edge) is set in Glasgow and follows Gabe (Iain De Caestecker), an ordinary man who works for the Scottish Ambulance Service as an emergency call handler. 

Gabe’s life is completely turned upside down when he receives a call from a woman who seems to know him and is in a desperate life-and-death situation. 

Desperate to work out who she is, Gabe makes a drastic decision that has devastating consequences. 

The rest of the cast includes Sharon Rooney (My Mad Fat Diary), Daniel Portman (Game Of Thrones), Taj Atwal (The Syndicate) and Stuart Bowman (Bodyguard).

Iain De Caestecker commented: “The Control Room is one of the most exciting scripts I’ve ever read, I was on the edge of my seat the whole time so I’m thrilled to now be bringing it to life. 

“I’ve always loved working with the BBC and am especially delighted to be filming alongside this fantastic cast and crew in my hometown of Glasgow.”

Joanna Vanderham said: “I am so excited for the opportunity to bring Nick Leather’s incredibly complex characters to life. 

“Filming in my home country of Scotland is always special and my research for the character means I’ve been reminiscing about my own adolescence.  I can’t wait for people to see what we do!”

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New BBC One thriller The Control Room has begun filming.