Long-running BBC murder mystery programme shoots in Hemel Hempstead

Facilities and trailers for the cast and crew of Silent Witness, filming in Hemel Hempstead.
Facilities and trailers for the cast and crew of Silent Witness, filming in Hemel Hempstead.

Crime drama fans will be excited to hear news that popular BBC show Silent Witness is filming scenes for a forthcoming series in Hemel Hempstead.

Trailers offering food, make up and costume facilities for stars of the long-running fictional murder investigation programme have been set up in Gadebridge Park while shooting takes place in the town’s urgent care centre in Hillfield Road.

A security guard on location told the Gazette he could not divulge any plot details but revealed that stars including Emilia Fox, who has played Dr Nikki Alexander in the programme since 2004, are involved in the scenes and use the mobile trailers for relaxing and rehearsing their lines.

Fox also joined co-star David Caves to film scenes for the show involving armed police and ambulance in nearby St Albans earlier this year.