Deceit (2021)

Alt Text – An image showing five characters from the TV series in red and blue tones. Pictured left are two men wearing suits Pedder (Harry Treadaway) and Britton (Eddie Marsan). Centre frame is Sadie / Lizzie (Niamh Algar), she has blonde hair and heavy make-up and the image is overlapped with two expressions; one looking down and one looking to the camera. To the right of the frame are Baz (Nathaniel Martello-White) and Lucy (Rochenda Sandall) wearing leather jackets.

Deceit (2021) © Channel 4 – Pedder (Harry Treadaway), Britton (Eddie Marsan), Sadie / Lizzie (Niamh Algar), Baz (Nathaniel Martello-White) & Lucy (Rochenda Sandall)

Writer: Emilio di Giralmo

Director: Niall MacCormick

Starring: Niamh Algar; Karl Farrer, Paul O’Kelly

Production Company: Story Films

Kent Locations Used: Canterbury Prison, Shellness Beach and Huts

Deceit (2021) is a powerful new TV drama based on the real-life events surrounding the investigation into the murder of Rachel Nickell on Wimbledon Common in 1992, in which Lizzie James, an undercover police officer, is tasked with baiting a suspected serial killer.

Directed by Niall MacCormick (The Durrells, Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley) Deceit (2021) stars Niamh Algar (Raised by Wolves, The Virtues) as Lizzie James, Karl Farrer (Flesh and Blood, Angel Has Fallen) as a Police Officer and Paul O’Kelly (The Witcher, Gangs of London (2019)) as P.C O’Kelly.

The production visited Canterbury Prison and Shellness Beach during filming of the four-part miniseries for Channel 4. Shellness Beach has an area of mixed sand and shingle beach adjoining Shellness on the Isle of Sheppey. The beach is bordered by private chalets, some of which are available for filming. Both Dark Heart Series 1 (2018) and The Third Day (2020) have previously filmed here.

Canterbury Prison was sold to Canterbury Christ Church University in 2014 and is now part of the university campus. Most recently BBC TV Dramas Small Axe (2020) and The Capture (2019) filmed at the Prison.

Deceit will air weekly from Friday 13th August, at 9pm on Channel 4. All episodes will be available on All 4.

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