Written by Shona Smith on Oct 29, 2019. Posted in Production News

ITV Crime drama Invisible wraps shooting after ten weeks in Bath and Bristol

Due to a wealth of Georgian architecture, Bath has grown a strong reputation for period productions such as Tom Hoopers Les Miserables, and ITV’s Sandition. Filmed entirely in bath and Bristol, new crime series Invisible, proves that the region can offer value to contemporary productions too.

Produced by Mammoth Screen for ITV, the series follows ambitious DCI McDonald played by Tala Gouveia (Cold Feet, Plebs), who is paired with shy and modest DS Dodds, played by Jason Watkins (The Crown, Taboo). Each episode of the crime series delves into different worlds in Bath, from a greed-fueled murder in the upper eschelons of Bath society, to an unexplained death in a private hospital for recovering addicts.  

Bath Film Office spokesperson said, “Mammoth Screen have chosen some fantastic locations in Bath for their filming of Invisible including some of the more recognisable landmarks but also some tucked-away places more familiar with locals”. Locations used include the city’s parks and gardens, Council leased allotments, Bath Leisure Centre, The Bell Inn and the Komedia club.

Jason Watkins in Safe House

Damien Trimmer, Managing Director of Mammoth Screen notes “It’s been an absolute pleasure to shoot Invisible against the backdrop of modern Bath and Bristol, and we’re hugely grateful to the local community for being so welcoming. The location takes centre stage in the series, and has provided us to a wealth of varied sites – from impressive Grade II listed buildings, cathedrals and gardens; to hospitals, libraries and gyms – which were chosen to reflect the classic and historical city of Bath in a contemporary setting, in keeping with the overall approach of the drama”.

The production was based at Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios, where sets of the central police station and a police incident trailer were built. On location filming in Bristol also took place over the ten week shoot at locations including Goldney Hall, Clifton and Queen’s Square.

It is the third production based at Bristol’s Bottle Yard in 2019, following Poldark finale series and BBC thriller The Pale Horse. Fiona Francombe, Site Director of The Bottle Yard Sudios says “The fact that they have embraced so many Bath and Bristol locations is great for the region’s filming profile”.  

Image Credit: Photo by ITV/Shutterstock

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