Budapest filming locations have been chosen for a new BBC TV adaptation of novel The Wheel Spins, which Alfred Hitchcock filmed as The Lady Vanishes in 1938. Hungary is a popular filming location and Raleigh Studios operates a facility in the capital.
Kate Harwood is Controller of Series and Serials for BBC Drama: “[Writer Fiona Seres’] adaptation of The Wheel Spins deftly weaves together the intriguing stories of a psychologically complex group of characters – with the mysterious disappearance of Miss Froy on a packed train – played out against the tense backdrop of the Balkans in the 1930s.
While The Lady Vanishes is set in the Balkans region, production costs could also be cheaper in Budapest.
Harwood adds: “I am delighted with the incredible cast and crew we have assembled for the project. The Lady Vanishes will be a thrilling treat for BBC One audiences this Christmas.”
While The Lady Vanishes is set in the Balkans region, production costs could also be cheaper in Budapest. The UK Government is consulting on a possible TV filming tax credit, which will be designed to keep more dramas of this sort in Britain.
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