Where is Vigil filmed? Locations of BBC One drama revealed

Vigil: Suranne Jones stars in trailer for BBC drama series

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The highly anticipated show follows DCI Amy Silva (played by Jones) lead an investigation into a suspicious death on board a nuclear submarine. A recently released trailer shows Suranne Jones arriving on the submarine and making waves when she says she believes the crew member was murdered. She is told: “If you are asking: who is capable? Anybody.”

Silva is assisted by DS Kirsten Longacre, played by Game Of Thrones star Rose Leslie, who discovers a conspiracy that brings the police into questions with the Navy and Britain’s security services.

While most of the BBC One show is set on the HMS Vigil, directed by Bafta-winner James Strong and Isabelle Sieb, several scenes take place in the Scottish city of Glasgow.

Scenes on dry land include the Squinty Bridge, also known as The Clyde Arc which stretches across the River Clyde.

Officially opened in September 2006, the bridge is easily recognisable with its curved design where commuters can cross the river at an angle.

Blythswood Square also makes an appearance as a background for the Scotland-based show, located near the University of Glasgow.

These four Georgian terraces currently operate as a five-star luxury hotel, with stunning views from a private balcony overlooking the gardens and city skyline.

Inside guests can have access to the ballroom, their indoor restaurant Bo & Birdy, spa and indoor swimming pool.

Speaking about the challenges of filming in Glasgow, lead director James Strong told Glasgow Live: “The biggest challenge for any director setting up a show is to ‘build the world’. To set the visual approach and work with the team to execute this. And with Vigil there was a lot to build!

“First of all there was a Trident submarine – the setting for the majority of the show. I like to shoot on real locations – but for obvious reasons this was largely impossible, so we had to create a big enough space to contain the action and be big enough to work in and yet retain all the claustrophobia of a real submarine.

“Creating HMS Vigil was an enormous endeavour, brilliantly carried out by designer Tom Sayer and his team. It looked incredible, was a great place to shoot.”

Other actors starring in Vigil include Shaun Evans, Paterson Joseph, Adam James, Gary Lewis, Lolita Chakrabarti, and Lorne MacFadyen.

Episode four of Vigil airs next Sunday on September 12, 9pm on BBC One.

Catch up on all of the aired episodes of Vigil on BBC iPlayer.

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