News from the set!

Friday 16 November 2012, 11:18

 BH Insider BH Insider Online Team

Hey gang,

The sun is shining down in Barry Town, which can mean one thing only: we’ve finished shooting the exciting bits and bobs that will make Series 5. The weather has been exceptionally glorious since we left – always the way! It was sad to disband, of course, but this means that the series is one step closer to YOU and we like that.

Being Human - Damien

But where have we been, I hear you ask? Well, without giving too many spoilers away, we’ve been in our new place of work – it’s true, the Café on the Corner is no more – and this time we’ve got sea views. We’ve been back at the Archive, so brilliantly set up by the Man In Grey With The Bluest Eyes, Mr Rook. We’ve been in Captain Hatch’s lair – as disgusting he’s promised to be. We’ve gone deep underground, taken to the streets, had fun at the fair and travelled far, far away (within the realms of the universe and our budget) to explore the past. And to Honolulu Heights, of course. Lovely Honolulu Heights.

What about the characters along the way? I know there’s been some discussion recently about our favourite guest characters – and more about them on the blog in the future – but we hope we’ve created some new gems to be added to the pantheon of greatness. How do we go about that? In this series, like the ones before it, we’ve started by working out a character’s human equivalent. Whilst the supernatural type acts as a great catalyst for drama, it’s this that we use to define them. Sasha = WAG, Adam = horny teenager, Michaela = pretentious goth. Of course, by the end of the process, they’re hopefully much more layered, with an emotional truth at their heart. But they start out as “You know So-And-So? What if this supernatural was like them, times a thousand?” We make excellent friends. Honest.

In other news, I think the next update will come from a new BH Insider! It’s exciting times for you guys as this person will be dedicated solely to Being Human social media. We’ll be breaking them in gently, but in 2013 it will mean many more posts for the run up to Series 5 and throughout the broadcast. Enjoy!


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    Comment number 1.

    Lovely to see a shiny new blog up and running!

    Not long 'til S5 now...

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    Comment number 2.

    So we can post, we can really post. Going to take a while to adjust to the inverted colour scheme.

    Aside from that will the fair ground have, vampires, werewolves or even be the home of a Type 6?

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    Comment number 3.

    I. Am. SO. EXCITED. *waves to Team BH* x

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    Comment number 4.

    Woo hoo, new blog and open for comments too! How long will this one last ? ;)

    Am absolutely intrigued by series five and can't wait to find out what is in store for the gang and indeed for us! I'm also very quietly impressed that not a spoiler has been revealed and I think that has raised my excitement levels a little bit more. Waiting for the publicity machine to kick in!

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    Comment number 5.

    Yay! And congrats to the writers for the Writers Guild award! It reaffirms what everybody here already knew: You are all brilliant, sneaky, hilarious geniuses, and I'm thrilled this widely acknowledged.

    So glad you're back. Can't wait to see what's in store.

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    Comment number 6.

    Wow! Looking good Damo!
    And we can comment on blogs now. YAY!
    Can't wait for series five I'm rewatching all previous series now.

    Thanks for the new blog its been so long :-)

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    Comment number 7.

    You are all brilliant, sneaky, hilarious geniuses, and I'm thrilled this is being widely acknowledged.

    Gr. Typos. New blog format still doesn't have an edit feature, huh? And strips out every stinkin' HTML tag, too.

    But I still love you.

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    Comment number 8.

    Hi there!
    It's been a while with the blog closed for business. All gearing up to the start of S5! The introduction is very intriguing BTW!
    Great picture of Damien!
    Can't wait!
    'Hey gang' - it made me laugh !

    Congratulations to the winners of the WritersGuild: BeingHuman ofcourse! We know it, they know it. Good writers made great tv shows!

    Bye and have an excellent weekend everyone,

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    Comment number 9.

    Panda cartwheeling. Quite a feat.


    type 5 being Yvonne, I suppose. And type 6 ? Anyhow, we are due for some serious flashbacking and maybe set into locations (within the BBC budget limitations). Great news!

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    Comment number 10.

    YAY!!!!!!! Loving the new blog but I think we will have to get the sofa reupholstered, It just doesn't go with the decor anymore :/

    So excited for series 5, only 79 days, 6 hours, 2 minutes and 18 seconds to go!

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    Comment number 11.

    Woohoo, thanks for the new blog post!
    If I wasn't at work I would be jumping about all over the place in happiness, but alas, I must play it cool infront of the boss.
    Can't wait for the new series, and very much looking forward to the new content mentioned in the blog. Flashbacks, the fair and a lair, oh my! Series 5 is going to be mightily awesome :)

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    Comment number 12.

    Now a Fair would be good for


    Moving around a lot never remembered people come and go easy to watch and see who wont be missed, the alone etc.
    Also travelling Wolf pits drag the werewolf "Champion" from town to town to set them up against the home favourite.

    Travelling around if mistakes are made their not there to see the carnage or might be harder to track.
    A good way to lose yourself - it seems that that is what werewolves do. George from who he wanted to be - Tully from his family - McNair from himself.

    A good place to watch people to experience life by watching life, you can imagine when a fair comes the teenage ghosts playing pranks, the older ghosts watching young lovers.

    Type 6?
    Now this depends on what a Type 6 is daemon promising dreams and delivering nightmares. A Magic user hiding out a real clairvoyant who looks askance at the Tarot reader in the corner. It all depends.

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    Comment number 13.

    The Mods even moved the sofa in for us..."The bill will be in at the end of the month..." Removal costs come out of the Blog kitty...and the kitchen's suspiciously clean too...they even did the shopping...*still smiling*...

    Ewan...have you been doing your soothsayer thing with the runes again? Type 6?

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    Comment number 14.

    A fair...Vampire Circus, 70s film, even the animals were vamps...

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    Comment number 15.

    Yay! I'm so excited!!
    Many congrats to the team for the Writers Guild award....hugely deserved, obviously. Can't wait for S5. If I'm this excited now how am I going last another 79 days...........?

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    Comment number 16.

    Thank you for the wonderful Friday treat! :)

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    Comment number 17.

    A new blog!!! :)
    Great picture of Damien.
    Really can't wait for s5 now.
    We have a new place of work? I think I know where but I won't say just in case of spoliers.
    Well done to the team for the Writers Guild award, it was thoroughly deserved!

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    Comment number 18.

    We need to celebrate the new blog. *brings out moijitos and party rings* Help yourself everyone. :)

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    Comment number 19.

    @rubyrosettared did write a smashing fanfic about werewolves siblings, ghosts and Mitchell going about in a circus fair.

    type6 as a clairvoyant would need something extra as to reach levels of dangerousness.
    Yvonne could be dangerous - type5 like type 1 and 3. Type 2 and 4 like ghosts and zombies are weird, but do not risk much- they are already dead ... maybe type 6 will be a supernatural who again cannot be endangered , so a nice one like Sasha and Alex.
    I vote for the mummie!
    Nina: What next, a mummie?

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    Comment number 20.

    Woohooo we can blog!

    On an aside though - I am SO NOT A WAG ?;^)

    Oh look - we can rate the comments - that could be fun....................


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