Hit daytime crime drama WPC 56 to return to BBC One for second series

[Birmingham] offers a rich source of period locations that we plan to revisit including the Jewellery Quarter and the wonderful Black Country Living Museum..."Mike Hobson, Producer
Date: 21.10.2013     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 17.54
WPC 56 has been re-commissioned and will return to BBC One in the New Year.

Set in Birmingham in the 1950s, WPC 56 stars Jennie Jacques as WPC Gina Dawson, the first woman police constable to serve in her West Midlands hometown in 1956.

The hugely successfully first series gained an average audience of 1.7 million and 22 per cent share.

The new series of 5x45-minute episodes started shooting in Birmingham for seven weeks on Sunday 20 October.

Mike Hobson, Series Producer, says: “I am delighted to announce that the second series of WPC 56 started filming on Sunday in and around Birmingham. The city offers a rich source of period locations that we plan to revisit including the Jewellery Quarter and the wonderful Black Country Living Museum... the Midland's own 'Hollywood Back Lot'. I hope the good people of Birmingham will enjoy seeing their home on screen when the show airs in early 2014.”

The show is made by BBC Birmingham Drama Village and builds on the successful period drama series Land Girls. It’s produced by the in-house team who create 220 episodes of Doctors per year, and soon-to-be-screened second series of crime drama Father Brown.

WPC 56 is produced by Carol Harding, the script producer is Grainne O’Boyle and the Series Producer is Mike Hobson. The Executive Producer is Will Trotter.

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