Hundreds of local residents have taken the opportunity to watch the filming of the BBC’s Sherlock Christmas special, which took place in the centre of Bath on Monday.
Queen Street in the city centre provided the perfect period backdrop for what promises to be a spectacular scene in the Sherlock special.
The Council’s Film Office offered up Queen Street as a potential location when the production scouted the West of England and co-ordinated with Highways and Parking to ensure that the road closure, set dressing and parking requirements all proceeded smoothly.
Ben Mangham, Location Manager for the series said: “It has been an absolute pleasure to bring “Sherlock” to Bath. Bath is one of my go to places when filming period pieces, with its eye catching architecture, it is a city that just shines on screen.
“Combined with first rate film officers and a film friendly council – it’s one to revisit time and time again. Thank you Bath!”
Councillor Ben Stevens (Lib Dem, Widcombe), Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Cabinet Member for Sustainable Development, said: “This is a great start to 2015. Filming brings substantial economic benefits.
“More and more people visit Bath to see the locations used in TV and film dramas, this will be a welcome addition to what is a long and illustrious list.”
Hundreds of fans of the series turned up to watch as they have done at other West Country locations, though whether the appeal of the filming was the production itself or actor Benedict Cumberbatch, remains a mystery.