Thursday, 18 August 2022

Filming to begin on Great Fire TV drama

A NEW ITV drama about the Great Fire of London is to be filmed in Henley.

The set is being built at Highlands Farm, a light industrial estate off Greys Road, and shooting will begin later this month.

The four-part drama, called The Great Fire, will feature stars including Andrew Buchan, Rose Leslie, Charles Dance, Jack Huston and Daniel Mays.

Written by ITN’s political editor Tom Bradby, it tells the story of humble baker Thomas Farriner and his fabled involvement in The Great Fire of London of 1666 when Charles II was on the throne. It is based on historical knowledge with fictional stories interwoven.

The series focuses on the circumstances that led to the catastrophic fire, Farriner’s family life at the bakery in Pudding Lane, the King’s extravagant lifestyle and Farriner’s complex relationship with his fictional sister-in-law, Sarah.

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