Channel 4’s new present Deadwater Fell is a darkish thriller set in a bit of village that will get rocked by the deaths of virtually a complete household. Whereas it’s primarily based within the fictional Scottish village of Kirkdarroch, it was really filmed on the West Coast of Scotland so it offers a really practical backdrop for the drama to unfold.
Most of the scenes have been shot in Dunlop in East Ayrshire and Kilbarchan in central Renfrewshire, that are two small villages simply exterior Glasgow. Initially from Ralston in Renfrewshire, David Tenant – who stars as Tom Kendrick, a GP who’s accused of murdering his spouse and three youngsters – stated the placement was one of many issues that attracted him to the present. “It was vastly interesting to me to get to spend some weeks again in Glasgow. I nonetheless have household there and naturally it’s a metropolis that I grew up round and has at all times meant an important deal to me,” he instructed Channel 4.
Talking about filming there, David revealed: “It’s not something like the place I grew up, nevertheless it appears like a really recognisable place. I don’t know if that’s particularly Scottish nevertheless it’s the type of group you possibly can think about being wherever or in lots of locations all through Scotland.”
Author and Creator Daisy Coulam revealed the beautiful but remoted location is nearly symbolic of the storyline itself. When requested in regards to the reasoning behind filming in Scotland, she stated: “Properly, the village itself type of turns into its personal character. Kirkdarroch is a really remoted and distant place surrounded by forest and it’s beautiful however there’s one thing symbolic about it that represents our story actually: the idyllic look of it hides one thing extra sinister.” She continued: “Plenty of our characters are remoted with secrets and techniques, or remoted from family members. The village itself and its outer magnificence represents that.”
Within the first episode, which aired on 10 January, some scenes happen on Culzean Seaside and Irvine seashore. Following the present’s remoted theme, the previous is a secluded seashore nestled beneath 18th century Culzean Citadel in Culzean Nation Park, backing onto dense woodland and cliffs.