We’re used to handling expensive equipment on the quayside at Port of Blyth, but even we were grateful that the cameras, dollies and booms were in the safe hands of the BBC film crew while they spent time on site at Wimbourne Quay filming recently.
Cast and crew of the BBC’s hit series The Dumping Ground spend a day at the Port filming scenes from the latest episode – with the storyline a closely guarded secret!
The show is a spin-off from the popular series The Story Of Tracy Beaker based on the best-selling novel by Jaqueline Wilson. Set in a children’s home known as the “dumping ground” the children face many adventures together as they grow up in foster care and has been filmed in and around Newcastle upon Tyne since first being aired in 2013.
The episode featuring the Port is set to hit CBBC screens later in the year and follows on from the recent BBC mini series Harriet’s Army and the ITV hit series Vera, starring Brenda Blethyn, both of which have filmed at the Port of Blyth recently.