Londoners worked together to help pull off The Interceptor’s amazing stunts – new action-packed series starts tonight

BBC One’s new thriller series The Interceptor has been described as a riot of action, drama and suspense – it starts tonight at 9pm.

Its complex filming schedule across the capital would not have been possible without the support of multiple authorities and London residents themselves.

The eight-part series, about an undercover team on the hunt for Britain’s most ruthless criminals, features stunt driving, fights in vats of liquid, and being smashed out of windows, just to name a few.

The benefits to Londoners included support for Croydon’s Summer Fayre last year.

FilmFixer director Karen Everett explains, “Londoners need to go about their day with as little disruption as possible, while action sequences are filmed. For us, it’s essential to negotiate agreements protecting this.”

In Croydon, the action takes place on foot and in car stunts in and around Surrey Street Market. There’s more about that filming here.

Ms Everett says, “Londoners are used to sharing their city as a stage for stunning action, from Bond and Mission Impossible films to series such as Spooks and The Professionals. We all work together to pull off these sequences, showing off our city’s locations. That’s how the ever growing interest in filming here remains sustainable.”

The Interceptor stars: O.T. Fagbenle (Looking), Trevor Eve (Waking The Dead), Jo Joyner (EastEnders), Robert Lonsdale (From Here To Eternity), Ewan Stewart (Titanic), Lorraine Ashbourne (Playing The Field), Anna Skellern (Heading Out), Gary Beadle (EastEnders) and Lee Boardman (Da Vinci’s Demons). It is based on the memoirs of former customs officer and SOCA agent Cameron Addicott, who served in the Alpha Projects Unit which was renowned for hunting the UK’s most dangerous criminals by extraordinary means.