A 40-person film crew and 100 extras descended on Toynbee St today (12 October) for filming a new BBC drama series called ‘Undercover’! Sophie Okonedo (from Spooks and Hotel Rwanda) and Adrian Lester (remember him from The Day After Tomorrow?) were here and we managed to track them down. They looked to be filming a flashback 1990s East London anti-racism demonstration, including a scuffle with some neo-nazis and complete with old-fashioned police cars, riot police and some horses!
Peter Moffat – the guy that made Silk and Criminal Justice – has written it. We’re excited to see Thai Kosai on TV so just in case it’s edited out, we got some shots of our own. It’s a shame we’re not quite open yet or we could have offered some “post-fight” massage discounts.
Series synopsis (from the BBC)
Maya (Sophie Okonedo) is about to become the first black Director of Public Prosecutions. She is not afraid to say the un-sayable, she is a truth seeker prepared to shine light into the darkest corners, come what may. Twenty years ago Maya’s husband Nick (Adrian Lester) was a fearless and dedicated undercover officer, infiltrating organisations considered a danger to society because of their political beliefs. Nick built himself a fake past and now with Maya unsuspecting and his conscience killing him – will his secret identity compromise the new Director of Public Prosecutions. Just as her life comes under intense public scrutiny Maya discovers that her husband and the father of her children has been lying to her for years. Is he concealing an affair, or is it something altogether more sinister? If she digs up his real past will she be safe and who wants her in this job and why?