Long running TV drama to be filmed in the West Midlands from 2024

The BBC has confirmed that production of the long-running drama, Silent Witness will move to Birmingham.

The corporation say the announcement “builds on the ongoing ‘Across The UK’ strategy and demonstrates continued commitment to production outside of London”.

Over the next two years the BBC will also increase targeted investment in training and development opportunities to help grow the next generation of scripted shows from the region, including BBC Writersroom activity to grow authentic voices and stories. Charlotte Moore, BBC Chief Content Officer said:

“The BBC is committed to investing in the West Midlands and this plan will create a future proof skills base in the region that will fundamentally change the landscape boosting high impact content production with the arrival of the hugely popular hit series Silent Witness in 2024. I’m excited about the increased opportunities this will bring to the creative talent in the area.”

The move is in addition to the previously announced relocation of the Masterchef brand to new studios at Digbeth in 2024; and alongside upcoming scripted commissions including Steven Knight’s ‘This Town’, Guz Khan’s hit comedy ‘Man Like Mobeen’ and new CBBC drama ‘Phoenix Rise’. Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands added:

"Another massive BBC win for the West Midlands.

”I’m delighted to see the MOU I signed with Tim Davie is continuing to deliver major productions in such exciting times for [the region].


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