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BBC Daniel Deronda filming on the Thames at Blackfriars

Those out for a stroll on the Thames Path at Blackfriars Bridge on Sunday afternoon were surprised to see five Thames sailing barges on the river near Oxo Tower Wharf and film cameras on the foreshore working on a TV adaptation of George Eliot's novel

Hugh Bonneville, Romola Garai, Hugh Dancy and Jodhi May will star in Andrew Davies' three-part adaptation of George Eliot's Daniel Deronda, currently shooting for 11 weeks on location in Somerset, London, Surrey, Edinburgh and Malta. The adaptation reunites Andrew Davies with producer Louis Marks, the team behind the BBC's award-winning and widely acclaimed version of George Eliot's Middlemarch.

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Two of the five Thames barges taking part in the filming
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Two heavily laden barges in front of Blackfriars Millennium Pier
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Filming on the beach near Sea Containers House
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The modern cranes in the background are something of an anachronism
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Note that the Blackfriars Bridge floodlights have been covered up!
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Cast, crew and spectators on the riverside
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Taking a break from filming at Doggett's Coat and Badge
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Costumed characters mingle with passers-by on the riverside walk

See the series' entry in the Internet Movie Database (IMDB)
Daniel Deronda on the BBC Drama website

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