Child abuse drama Dark Mon£y starts shooting for the BBC in Solihull

Broadcasting trucks have set up shop in Solihull – to film a new BBC drama series with a sordid financial twist.

Crew and support vehicles are in a car park on Monkspath Hall Road to facilitate filming in the local neighbourhood.

They include a bus with the logo BTFS, short for Bristol Television and Film Services Ltd.

Produded by The Forge for the BBC, Dark Mon£y is a four-part morality tale about an ordinary family whose youngest son has been abused.

A renowned filmmaker offers them a big pay off.

And they decide to accept in a bid to move on with their guilt-ridden lives.

The thought-provoking story then looks at what the real price of taking the money might be.

The series of four 60-minute episode has been written by Levi David Addai (Damilola, Our Loved Boy).

“I am extremely delighted to be given a fantastic opportunity by the BBC to present a drama which was birthed from my curiosity of what happens to those who have secretly accepted a substantial pay off from high profile figures,” says Levi.

“Dark Mon£y explores one family’s reason for accepting a financial settlement and whether this decision can ever help them move on, erase memories or replace justice.”

The cast is being kept under wraps for now.

It is understood the drama is set in London.

Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, Commissioning, says: “Timely but with a big existential question at its heart, Levi’s brilliantly inventive original series explores what happens when a mother and father do the wrong thing for the greater good of their family.

“In creating Dark Mon£y, Levi has conjured up a perfect morality tale for today.”

The series was one of four contemporary new dramas originally confirmed in March, 2018.

The others include Marnie Dickens’ explosive new family drama Gold Digger, Ben Chanan’s conspiracy thriller The Capture and Andrea Gibbs’ part-detective story Elizabeth is Missing.

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