Cumbernauld's a star as town is new BBC drama's backdrop
Written by Scott Campbell.
 
 
Published at 22:36 GMT on Tuesday 5th March, 2013.
 
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CUMBERNAULD has appeared in a brand new two-part drama by the BBC.

‘The Crash’ is a two one-hour special series, inspired by real-life events and dramatizes a fatal car crash that devastates a small community. 

Set in a small English town, the series tells the story of the collision from the point of view of the people involved, and is based on extensive interviews and research, although the filming location is far from England.

Areas throughout Cumbernauld and Kilsyth were used as the backdrop for the programme.

Commissioned on 9th November, 2012, the programme aired on BBC Three at 9pm, tonight.  

 
 
Originally given the working title, One Day Like This, the series was produced by leading independent production company Darlow Smithson (DSP), and was commissioned by BBC Three, in conjunction with BBC Learning.

Inspired by real-life events, ‘The Crash’ dramatizes a fatal car crash that devastates a small community. Set in a small English town, the series tells the story of the collision from the point of view of the people involved, and is based on extensive interviews and research.

Starring Sasha Parkinson (Coronation Street), Georgina Henshaw (Waterloo Road), Lewis Rainer (Dani's House) and Lily Loveless (Skins), the series screened on BBC Three, earlier tonight.

Zai Bennett, Controller, BBC Three said: “One Day Like This is a riveting and emotional narrative which was inspired by real life events. It demonstrates BBC Three's unique role to produce thought-provoking drama specifically for young adults.”

The most prominent areas of Cumbernauld to stick out were the town’s Village, Greenfaulds and Kilsyth’s Main Street. 

Julian Ware, Creative Director at DSP said: “DSP is continuing to place significant focus on this kind of factual-based drama, which we see as an exciting and fast-emerging genre. One Day Like This (w/t) has been meticulously researched by our team and developed into a powerful and thought-provoking drama.”

The series was written by Terry Cafolla, directed by Sarah Walker and produced by Nick Pitt. It will continue next Tuesday (12th March) at 9pm, on BBC Three

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