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Filming for second series of ITV thriller Liar at Beach Street, Deal

Filming for the second series of the TV thriller Liar has taken place today.

A production team working on the ITV drama was seen on location at Beach Street, Deal, north of the Royal Hotel.

The area was a hive of activity with crew members at work and huge lorries of equipment parked along the seafront.

The film crew at Beach Street
The film crew at Beach Street

Dover District Council put up signs banning parking in the area during the scheduled time of shooting, 8am to 5pm.

A local woman said she had seen at least one of the stars on the location, Joanne Froggatt, who played rape victim Laura Nielson.

ITV explained that this was initial work before main shooting in the New Year.

A spokesman said: "We’ve been filming a few pick up days before our main filming begins. We'll be back later in 2019 to shoot the second series."

The Liar crew at work
The Liar crew at work

The first series of Liar, transmitted in six episodes inSeptember and October 2017, became ITV's highest rated drama for that year.

Producers, on the day after the last instalment on October 16, confirmed they would return to Deal to film a new series.

The latest whodunnit will focus on who murdered rapist Andrew Earlham, played by Gruffudd.

It has been written once again by Jack Williams and Harry Williams of Two Brothers Pictures and is expected to be transmitted late in 2019.

Notice about the filming at Beach Street
Notice about the filming at Beach Street
Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd at Deal Pier for the first series of Liar. Picture courtesy of ITV
Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd at Deal Pier for the first series of Liar. Picture courtesy of ITV
The film crew's gigantic equipment lorries at Beach Street
The film crew's gigantic equipment lorries at Beach Street

The first episodes had been filmed in Deal and Kingsdown during November 2016 and January 2017. Deal, at least, featured in all those six episodes.

Production teams had take over two houses in the town during shooting, one towards the north end of the marina, which is the home of Nielson and the other in Wellington Parade in Kingsdown, the home of her sister.

The town’s pier featured heavily throughout.

There were also shots of Jasin’s Restaurant, Deal Beach Parlour and the Hope & Lane restaurant in the High Street opposite St George’s Church plus the promenade, the art deco shelters, the beach and beach huts.

In the original story Nielson accuses Earlham of raping her after a date, which he denies.

The series title refers to the fact that one of the two has to be lying, and it turns out to be Earlham.

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