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What Remains

Date posted: 21.08.2013

BBC One's new four-part drama What Remains stars Russell Tovey and Amber Rose Revah as a young couple who move into a new flat in Coulthard Street to prepare for the arrival of their first baby. The show shot widely across London in a number of boroughs including Clerkenwell, Lewisham and Ealing.

The drama begins as the young couple discover the corpse of Melissa Young (Jessica Gunning) hidden inside their new flat. After the body is found, Detective Inspector Len Harper (David Threlfall) is sent out to investigate. It is his last week before retiring from the force and the discovery should be pretty cut and dry - however, the disillusioned Len refuses to let Melissa's death remain unanswered. Len is determined to uncover the secrets hidden behind the doors of Melissa's neighbours in Coulthard Street.

"So it's a whodunit, set in a South London block of flats, where all the neighbours are the suspects," said writer Tony Basgallop (Inside Men, The Spies of Warsaw). "Oh and the victim has been gathering dust for a couple of years because no one even realized she'd disappeared, and the cop has just retired but is pretending he's still in active service while he attempts to solve his final case."

The show shot widely across London, making use of many excellent locations. A private residence in Blackheath was a "lucky find" said locations manager Rupert Bray. Honor Oak Crematorium also played a role, along with Ealing Hospital and The Forester Pub in Ealing.

The Farmiloe Building at the Smithfield end of St John Street in Clerkenwell was also made use of in What Remains - adding to its lengthy CV of screen roles which includes The Dark Knight (2008) and Sherlock Holmes (2009).

What Remains premieres on BBC One on 25 August

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