A PRODUCTION company is filming a new drama in a Caversham cemetery this week.

Hartswood Films are currently producing a new drama for the BBC/Netflix at Henley Road Cemetery in Caversham.

The team have been onsite since Sunday (July 14) and will remain there until Saturday (July 20) filming through the night Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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Speculation suggests that the new drama is Dracula, but this hasn’t been confirmed.

Some residents have showed their support for the production if the team are respectful.

Ruth Pottage, said: “So long as the graves are treated with respect and not trashed and anyone wanting to visit a grave is not prevented from doing so then I can’t see a real problem.”

Letters were sent to residents living near the cemetery to let them know about the filming.

It explained that there would be increased traffic on All Hallows Road whilst the team bring kit in and out.

They also notified residents that they would be using large cranes for lighting and they would black out their windows if need be.

Helena Tym, said: “How nice to think that our cemetery has been chosen out of all the ones in the country. I’m sure they will be a model film crew…and won’t stop anyone from visiting their relatives.”

The film production company has liaised with Reading Council and Berkshire Film Office who granted them permission to film so long as they notified residents of their intentions.

Reading Borough Council, said: “Filming at Henley Road was agreed on the basis that this is a reputable and experienced production company which is highly sensitive of the day to day operation of the cemetery.

"Following discussions held in advance, it was agreed that all filming would be outside of opening hours, which means there is zero impact on any visitor or any activity. People can access all graves and chapel services will go on as usual.

"Filming is additionally only focussed on a small area of the cemetery and only silhouettes of headstones would be used.

"Filming started on Tuesday 16 July for three nights. It was also a requirement of the Council that the company writes to all local residents and addresses any concerns raised, which they have done.

"Along with other Berkshire councils, Reading works in partnership with Berkshire Film Office to increase access for the film industry, which in turn brings economic benefits to the town by raising its profile nationally and internationally.

"Reading Town Hall was recently used a filming location for Midsomer Murders for example and we know that the film director is looking to identify further locations in Reading."

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