Bath seems to have been one of the most popular location filming spots in the tv and film world this year.
Doesn’t see, that a day goes by without some area being blocked off – or an historic building taken over – while the actors do their thing.
While it’s going to be great to spot our own locations when these dramas hit the big and little screens, l am a bit ambivalent when it comes to how the city. benefits from the disruption.
I take it they all pay a fee for filming – which will of course aid private businesses and museums chosen as locations – but l wonder if a better way of ensuring the community generally profits might be to ask film companies to contribute to some local urban improvement.
With all the filming in the Guildhall, might l suggest they pay for the steps into this 18th century Grade 11 listed building to be re-grouted?
Or there’s a couple of parapet stones on the Laura Place fountain that need putting back, after a car knocked them off.
What do you think?