Posted: Thu 11th Aug 2016

Company behind ‘Happy Valley’ spotted filming final scenes for brand new ITV thriller

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Aug 11th, 2016

Regular contributor Darren Whitley has solved the mystery around film crews spotted in Flintshire today.

A crew were seen this morning on the old KwikSave carpark in Mold sending Facebook into a bit of a spin.

Darren later tweeted us a picture from Moel Famau showing foreign emergency vehicles parked in the top car park.

Darren told us the fire engine had been driven from the Netherlands for the film shoot.

Another picture sent by Darren shows what appears to be a staged bus crash in a wooded area of Moel Famau.


busThe scenes being filmed are believed to be for a new eight part ITV thriller called Paranoid.

Indira Varma, Robert Glenister and Lesley Sharp star in the brand new conspiracy thriller set in the small fictional town of Marshwell, Cheshire.

Paranoid, tells the story of a female GP who is murdered in a rural children’s playground with an abundance of eyewitnesses.

A group of detectives embark on what seems to be a straightforward murder investigation, but as they delve deeper into the case they are quickly drawn into the twists and turns of an ever-darkening mystery, which takes them unexpectedly across Europe.

Detectives Michael Niles (Neil Stuke), Nina Suresh (Indira Varma), Alec Wayfield (Dino Fetscher) and Bobby Day (Robert Glenister) begin to piece together what happened on the fateful morning Doctor Angela Benton took her three year old son Luke to the playground.



Paranoid is being produced by Tom Sherry who’s work includes Prey, Ordinary Lies, Scott & Bailey and executive producer Nicola Shindler, (Happy Valley, Ordinary Lies, Last Tango in Halifax) with writer and creator Bill Gallagher.

Mark Tonderai, (The Five, House at the End of the Street, Whisper of Fear) will direct the series.

Nicola is the founder and director of Manchester based Red Production one of the UK’s leading independent production companies responsible for globally successful television dramas including Happy Valley, Prey, Cucumber, and Scott & Bailey.

“We’re really excited to be working with Bill Gallagher again,” said Nicola Shindler. “He’s created a conspiracy thriller the audience won’t be able to look away from. It’s edgy, suspenseful and hugely ambitious as filming takes place in Cheshire and Germany.”

Producer Tom Sherry added: “Paranoid lays bare the human and emotional story of a group of detectives hell-bent on capturing a killer, but there are unexpected twists and turns every step of the way.”

The eight part series has been commissioned for ITV by Director of Drama Steve November and Controller of Drama Victoria Fea.

“Paranoid is a taut, compelling eight part series with all the hallmarks of a classic psychological thriller,” said Steve. “Bill has written some incredibly well-defined characters who embark on a terrifying murder investigation as it becomes evident from the outset that malevolent forces are at play,” added Steve.

Paranoid began filming in Cheshire, Cologne and Dusseldorf in March.

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