IGNORED positive Covid test of Peaky Blinders producers on set ‘ – fr

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IGNORED positive Covid test of Peaky Blinders producers on set ‘ – fr


The cast and crew of Peaky Blinders have been asked to continue filming after someone tested positive for Covid-19, according to insiders.

Work on the sixth season of the hit BBC drama, set in Birmingham, has been temporarily suspended due to a ‘false positive test for a crew member’.

The person then took an NHS Covid test which came back negative – allowing filming to officially resume under official protocol, a spokesperson said.

But crew members say filming continued for several hours when the first test arrived.

The Bectu union is currently investigating after workers felt their health was in danger, reports The Guardian.

Filming delays for BBC One cost between £ 650,000 and £ 1million per hour.

The cast and crew of Peaky Blinders have been asked to continue filming after someone tested positive for Covid-19, according to insiders. Pictured: The Peaky Blinders cast and crew wearing masks as they resume filming. There is no suggestion that the crew members pictured tested positive

Work on the sixth season of the hit BBC drama (the cast, in the photo), which takes place in Birmingham, has been temporarily suspended due to a ‘false positive test for a member of the team’

TVs have countless measures in place to ensure the safe return of cast and crew – including regular testing and social distancing.

Last year the government launched a £ 500million film and television production restart program to cover insurance costs related to Covid.

There are fears that a union investigation could damage the insurance of Peaky Blinders’ two production companies – Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect.

The actors and crew of Peaky Blinders wear masks as they resume filming.  There is no suggestion that the crew members pictured tested positive

The actors and crew of Peaky Blinders wear masks as they resume filming. There is no suggestion that the crew members pictured tested positive

Union Bectu National Secretary Spencer MacDonald told the newspaper: “The production should have informed everyone immediately and stopped filming. “

A spokesperson for the show insisted that filming had stopped when the first test returned.

They added: “Filming was suspended for a short time on Peaky Blinders due to a false positive test result for a crew member.

“As per protocol, this person took an NHS test and anyone who came in contact with them has isolated themselves – the safety of our team on Peaky Blinders is of utmost importance.

“The NHS test came back negative and filming resumed as usual on Thursday. “

The highly anticipated sixth season of Peaky Blinders faced tragedy when star Helen McCrory - who played Elizabeth 'Polly' Gray - died following a courageous battle with cancer last month.

The highly anticipated sixth season of Peaky Blinders faced tragedy when star Helen McCrory – who played Elizabeth ‘Polly’ Gray – died following a courageous battle with cancer last month.

The highly anticipated sixth season of Peaky Blinders was struck by tragedy when star Helen McCrory – who played Elizabeth ‘Polly’ Gray – died following a courageous battle with cancer last month.

Actor Damian Lewis announced on April 16 that his wife had passed away at the age of 52, leaving behind her two teenage children.

Friends of the couple have now revealed that they only learned of Helen’s condition shortly before the tragic news was shared, while others had “vowed to keep a secret.”

Actor David Harewood, who starred with Lewis on Homeland, said his co-star texted him about the diagnosis “days” before news of his death was announced.

In an interview with The Mirror, Harewood, 55, said, “None of us knew what she was up to” before paying tribute to the late actress.

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