Archives for December 2009

CenSSA: LLOYD UNMASKS THE HIGHGATE VAMPIRE

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Garret Keogh, Online Editor | 10:40 AM, Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Over on CenSSA: The Centre for the Study of Supernatural Activity, Lloyd has been doing some pretty heavy research into the UK's most famous vampire of all time... The Highgate Vampire.

He thinks it's someone we might know... can you put a name to the face?

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM BEING HUMAN

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Garret Keogh, Online Editor | 18:00 PM, Friday, 25 December 2009

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Before production ended we caught up with the cast and crew for some extra special Christmas messages for the fans.

BH2: GEORGE'S TRAILER

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Garret Keogh, Online Editor | 10:00 AM, Wednesday, 23 December 2009

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George's own mini-trailer for the new series of Being Human, launching January 10th 2010 on BBC Three.

What do you think of the new trailers? Leave your comments below...

BH2: MITCHELL'S TRAILER

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Garret Keogh, Online Editor | 17:30 PM, Tuesday, 22 December 2009

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Mitchell's own mini-trailer for the new series of Being Human, launching January 10th 2010 on BBC Three.

What do you think of the new trailers? Leave your comments below...

BH2: ANNIE'S TRAILER

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Garret Keogh, Online Editor | 11:02 AM, Tuesday, 22 December 2009

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Annie's own mini-trailer for the new series of Being Human, launching January 10th 2010 on BBC Three.

What do you think of the new trailers? Leave your comments below...

SECOND CENSSA VIDEO RELEASED

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Garret Keogh, Online Editor | 21:33 PM, Monday, 21 December 2009

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A second video has been released by Lloyd, the creator of CenSSA: The Centre for the Study of Supernatural Activity.

His latest update includes a possible new vampire sect in Liverpool, a werewolf hotspot in Staffordshire and some fresh CCTV evidence from Bristol.

Which begs the question... what next?

BH2: NEW TRAILER RELEASED

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Garret Keogh, Online Editor | 19:59 PM, Monday, 21 December 2009

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Series two is upon us and it's time for the new trailer... but it looks like the threat is growing for our trio.

How do you think the new series is shaping up? Comments below...

MORE SCREENING TICKETS AVAILABLE VIA MOBILE

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Garret Keogh, Online Editor | 16:44 PM, Thursday, 17 December 2009

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To those who didn't get tickets to the Being Human exclusive screening, fear not - BH creator Toby Whithouse is here to offer you another chance to get your hands on a pair... but you'll need your mobile phone for this one.

We have an extra ten pairs of tickets available to win by answering the question set by Toby in his video...

George was scarred by the attack that turned him into a werewolf - but whose idea was it to keep the scars still visible and unhealed, even years later?

A) Toby Haynes (Director, series 1, episodes 1 & 2)
B) Russell Tovey (the actor playing 'George')
C) Marcus Whitney (Make-Up Director on Being Human)

For your chance to win one of these ten pairs of tickets to the preview screening of the first episode of series two of Being Human, just go to bbc.co.uk/mobile/beinghumancomp on your phone. The competition closes at 10am on Monday 21st December.

And for more details of the screening, check out this previous blog post.

Good Luck!

BH2: LAUNCH DATE ANNOUNCED

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Garret Keogh, Online Editor | 15:20 PM, Thursday, 17 December 2009

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After waiting patiently for months, Being Human fans across the country now have an official launch date to put in their diaries...

10th January 2010 at 9.30 pm is when the first episode of the new series will hit our screens on BBC Three.

So that gives everyone plenty of time to get your popcorn, put in your fangs and get ready for the darker, more intense rollercoaster ride that is Being Human series 2.

Are you ready for it?

CENSSA FOUNDER REVEALS HIMSELF

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Garret Keogh, Online Editor | 17:35 PM, Wednesday, 16 December 2009

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Check this out - Lloyd from the CenSSA website (The Centre for the Study of Supernatural Activity ) has revealed himself and his aims for the first time, with what he promises to be the first of many video broadcasts.

"Don't worry, I'm not mad, but I am enthusiastic" he claims in the video, before detailing the traits of what to look for when spotting vampires, werewolves and ghosts. Or, as he calls them, "Type 1s, Type 2s and Type 3s".

He's promising more video and picture evidence soon, and has already published a selection of photographic evidence on CenSSA - http://www.censsa.co.uk/

IVAN & DAISY

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Garret Keogh, Online Editor | 16:23 PM, Tuesday, 15 December 2009

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WHAT IS CENSSA?

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Garret Keogh, Online Editor | 16:43 PM, Monday, 14 December 2009

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Take a look at this little beauty... CenSSA: The Centre for the Study of Supernatural Activity.

A guy called Lloyd has ambitions to trace vampires, ghosts and werewolves across the country, and is amassing as much research and evidence of their existence as he can.

What do you reckon... utter kook or might he be onto something?

BH2: SCREENING TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM TOMORROW

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Garret Keogh, Online Editor | 18:05 PM, Wednesday, 9 December 2009

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Don't forget, TOMORROW is a very important day for all BH fans...

That's because the tickets to the exclusive screening of episode one of the new series of Being Human are being made available from 10am on Thursday 10th December from this link to BBC tickets.

But be quick, as they're likely to get snapped up pretty fast. If you manage to be one of the first, you'll get a ticket for you and a friend to go to our exclusive screening at a secret cinema in London on January 7th, 2010. Not only will you get to see episode one of the new series before it goes on telly, you also might be lucky enough to meet a few special guests...

Don't miss it!

BH2: EXCLUSIVE SCREENING!

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Garret Keogh, Online Editor | 12:11 PM, Monday, 7 December 2009

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O...M... actual...G... this announcement is really blogging exciting.

We're organising an exclusive screening of episode one of the new series of Being Human... and YOU could be there!

The screening will take place at a London cinema on the evening of January 7th, 2010 and we're giving away free tickets to you guys, the fans, to claim on a first-come-first-served basis.

The tickets will be available from 10am on Thursday 10th December just follow this link to BBC tickets.

This will be, without doubt, the hottest Being Human event of the year. Those who manage to get their hands on a pair of tickets (yes you even get to bring a friend) will get to see episode one of the new series before it's released on TV. And there might even be a few 'special guests' to surprise us on the evening.

But hold your horses because we're not letting go of these tickets just yet... you'll have to wait until Thursday 10am to get them.

Get excited BH fans, because it doesn't get much better than this...


BH2: STORY OF THE SERIES

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Garret Keogh, Online Editor | 17:57 PM, Friday, 4 December 2009

I can't lie to you BH fans, I have some seriously HUGE NEWS (yes, the capitals are essential - it's that good). But here's the twist. I can't tell you what it is until next week. I know, I know, and it's killing me keeping this under wraps, but trust me, come back on Monday and you will not be disappointed.

But for now we have a special update. Since today is the official end of filming for series two of Being Human, we felt it was only right to take a trip down memory lane to see just how far we've come with the story of the series...

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It all began on Monday 10th August at a deconsecrated church in Bristol. The production had been weeks in the planning stages, with a whole team writing contracts, booking crew, hiring equipment and finalising locations. But now the waiting was over and the cameras began rolling, with Aidan the first of our cast to take to the set... on his own! It wasn't until the next day when Russell and Lenora had their first scenes.

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This is when it really felt like BH was back on track, as we returned to Totterdown. Here Russell, Aidan, Lenora and Sinead were reunited as their alter-egos George, Mitchell, Annie and Nina for the first time in eight long months. With director Colin Teague at the helm, it was like no time had passed at all and as the sun shone down and everyone picked up a tan it began to feel like nothing could go wrong. But things were about to get a little tougher...

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For series two the team wanted to create a sense of scale and a real epic quality that added to the drama. This meant the crew were setting up in more locations than ever before, including the middle of a forest, the top of a multi-storey car park, a former Bank of England vault, a train carriage, a graveyard and even an enormous complex of underground in caves (which, for the record, were pitch black, muddy and gross... but look great on camera).

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Then the night shoots kicked in, with everyone working from 8pm until 5am in order to shoot the scenes set in darkness. But the mood stayed strong, with the catering team as cheerful as they made everyone their lunch... at midnight. Even a bleary-eyed Aidan managed to find the energy for an interview at 4am, and for that we will be forever grateful.

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As we moved into episodes four and five Director Kenny Glenaan took the helm, with storylines that saw George, Mitchell and Annie venturing into some of their some of their deepest storylines of the series. As the scenes got more emotional things turned more intense for the cast, as they managed to turn in some incredible performances.

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However, this period also featured a lot of fun here on the blog. We met Tom the runner, who kept everyone fed and watered. Tom even worked so hard that he took to sleeping in the production trailers from time to time...! Derek kept the BH production base on track, moving the huge complex of lorries around Bristol so that the make-up, costume and catering were never too far away from the show's locations. And the fabulous Marcus provided us with some top make-up tips for the spookiest part of the Being Human calendar - our very first Halloween!

Soon it was the turn of Charles Martin, the third and final director, to take the production into its final phase. What had always been a gory shoot all of a sudden got even more blood-splattered, with many shoots requiring the crew to don their protective overalls.

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And now we come hurtling towards the end of the production... Those sunny August days have been replaced by freezing December nights, and the team are getting ready to shoot their final shots of the series. All that's left now is for the directors to craft their episodes in the edit and the CGI guys to add their magic touches and the series will be ready.

And we can't wait.

So that's it for our production updates, but don't forget to come back on Monday for the special announcement...

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