Written by Kianna Best on Jul 18, 2023. Posted in Production News

Bristol and Bath shot The Sixth Commandement begins on BBC One

Four part true crime drama The Sixth Commandment began on Monday 17 July on BBC One. Telling the story behind the death of Peter Farquhar and Anne Moore-Martin, the Sarah Phelps written limited series filmed in and around Bristol and Bath with the help of local film offices. All episodes will be available for streaming on iPlayer.

In a captivating four parts, The Sixth Commandment tells the story of teacher Peter Farquhar, student Ben Field and Peter’s neighbour Anne Moore-Martin. Exploring the dynamic between the three main figures of the case, the series features the gripping police investigation and the trial. Whilst emphasing Field’s manipulative complex, the series also celebrates the lives of Farquhar and Moore-Martin’s lives 


Whilst the case took place in the village of Maids Moreton, filming took place in Bath and Bristol. Filming in Bristol was assisted by the city’s Film Office who helped the team navigate locations such as Blaise Estate, Flax Bourton Mortuary, South Bristol Crematorium, Corcomedia on Portland Square, used as one of the churches, and street scenes in Westbury on Trym. In Bath, filming took place in Clevedon and Keynsham. 



A Very British Scandal and The Pale Horse’s Sarah Phelps is the writer on the project led by Banjay UK company Wild Mercury productions and True Vision Productions. Casting for the series includes Timothy Spall as Farquhar, Éanna Hardwicke as Field and Anne Reid as Moore-Martin, alongside Annabelle Scholey of The Split and The Salisbury Poisonings, Sheila Hancock from Unforgotten, A Discovery of Witches and Great Canal Journeys, Andor’s Bailey Smith, Conor Mac will of Industry, Baptiste and Chernobyl’s Adrian Rawlins and Amanda Root Of Summerland


Images courtesy of Bristol Film Office 

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