Snow in Hampstead? TV crews roll into town to film BBC adaptation of A Christmas Carol
PUBLISHED: 11:26 30 May 2019
After the seasonally warm weather last weekend, as summer approaches from the horizon, it was a shock to many Hampstead residents to see snow on the ground in Church Row.
It wasn't the latest sign of the global climate emergency ushering in more extreme weather. Instead it's the filming of A Christmas Carol, which will air over the festive period later this year.
The production saw Hampstead Parish Church have its sign outside changed to that of "Saint Giles Church of Bishopgate." Fake snow also gathered around a "Cattle Prohibited" sign in the road outside.
Meanwhile horses and carts were also on the street, adding to the Victorian feeling.
The series is written and produced by Steven Knight, who wrote Peaky Blinders. Other producers include Tom Hardy and Ridley Scott.
According to the BBC's listing for the production, Guy Pearce, Andy Serkis and Stephen Graham will all star in the series. Tom Hardy is an executive producer.
It will air as a three-part special, which will be a "unique and original take" on Charles Dickens' festive ghost story.