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Mid and East Antrim set for starring role in new BBC primetime drama series Come Home

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Mid and East Antrim is set to be showcased to an audience of millions as the backdrop to new BBC drama series Come Home.

Mid and East Antrim set for starring role in new BBC primetime drama series Come Home

The first episode, featuring ex-Doctor Who actor Christopher Eccleston and Belfast-born Paula Malcomson, airs on BBC One from 9pm on Tuesday 27 March.

And local viewers will spot some very familiar landmarks throughout the show after Council teamed up with the producers to assist with the filming of several scenes in Larne before Christmas.

Council’s pictures show Come Home’s stars in the town during the making of the hotly anticipated drama, which was shot in a number of locations in Northern Ireland.

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Paul Reid, said: “We are delighted to have worked with the BBC to assist with the filming of this production in our Borough.

“Mid and East Antrim has very strong links to the world’s most popular television series of all time, Game of Thrones, and it is fantastic that film and television crews are increasingly using our Borough’s stunning scenery and remarkable built heritage.

“Such coverage showcases our incredible offerings to audiences throughout Northern Ireland, the UK and the world.

“One of our key priorities in Mid and East Antrim is to grow our incredible tourism potential and our Borough featuring in hit television shows and movies is great for the area and our economy.”

Come Home was written by BAFTA and International Emmy award-winning screenwriter Danny Brocklehust.

Produced by RED Production Company for BBC One, the broadcaster said the compelling drama “explores the messy realities of parenthood, marriage and what happens when a mother switches the reset button on her life”.

Tommy Bulfin, BBC Executive Producer and Drama Commissioning Editor for Northern Ireland, said: “It’s a joy to welcome RED, Danny and Chris to Northern Ireland, and welcome Paula back to film in her hometown of Belfast to work with some of the best local creative talents.

“Come Home continues the success of BBC drama production in Northern Ireland, representing Northern Ireland to audiences across the UK and internationally.”

Image: Christopher Eccleston and Paula Malcomson pictured in Larne.