Tuesday, 28 March 2017

ITV Drama "Loch Ness"

I may be wrong, but I think the new six part ITV murder drama, "Loch Ness" will air its first episode on Sunday, 30th April. The brief blurb for the show is as follows.

On the beautiful, haunting shores of Scotland’s iconic Loch Ness, amid a community sustained by myth and bordered by untamed nature, the search for the truth becomes a matter of life and death in this gripping murder mystery.

I doubt the old girl herself will put in an appearance but it wouldn't surprise me if there is a scene where something perplexing is seen on the loch, but an "expert" pops out of the bushes to calmly reassure them it is only a group of distressed ducks being chased by a hungry seal.

Readers may recall the show's publicity stunt with butcher's offal and suitably arranged bones last summer. Anyway, I look forward to watching this show. I don't know if the show will be available outside the UK.

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  1. Disappointingly they moved a lot of the shoot south - Glencoe area - as Loch Ness-side villages didn't look sufficiently, erm, Loch Ness like. Go figure.

    The same thing happened with the Ted Danson film way back.

    1. That is a disappointment. Must be the "Brigadoon Effect".

  2. Definitely. They want an image of the loch as surrounded on all sides by high mountains with misty peaks. Which it mainly is, it's just the high mountains and misty peaks are more road-accessible in Glencoe and you don't have to get your boots so dirty to get to them.

    I think they only did 1 day and 1 night filming the murrrrderrr scene on Dores beach, then they scarpered down south for the rest. I could be wrong though.

    I'm looking forward to seeing it though. Hope it's a Shetland-type thing.

    1. Probably being made because of "Shetland"!