Locals played ‘Find Bristol Location’ as the show’s first episode airs at 9pm tonight.
The show is set in Bristol and follows a fictional group of characters as they perform court-mandated community service in the city.
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Iconic Bristol locations such as The Galleries shopping center in Broadmead, Park Street, the Bear Pit roundabout were spotted in the series’ first episode, and many more are expected to appear during the series.
Bristol legend Stephen Merchant is behind the new show, having created, co-directed and written it.
This is the first time Merchant has directed a TV show in Bristol, although he grew up in Hanham.
The story follows a group of people doing community service in the city.
They resent physical labor as well as each other, one synopsis read, until “one of them is dragged into a dangerous world of organized crime” – when they have to go. ‘unite.
Christoper Walken is the biggest name in the new series, having starred in films such as A View to a Kill, Batman Returns, Pulp Fiction and Catch Me If You Can, and won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Deer Hunter.
There were some comments on the show’s accents, with one Twitter user saying the accents “could come from anywhere between Penzance and Great Yarmouth.”
The show made headlines before it even aired, after one of the production crew’s trucks fell into the river on the harbor side, sadly ruining the costume designer’s 20 years of gear.
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