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Photographers turn out in droves to capture shots of BBC TV crew filming on Cromer Pier

PUBLISHED: 17:47 09 October 2018 | UPDATED: 20:36 09 October 2018

A stunning shot of the film set on Cromer Pier, by Brad Damms.
Photo: BRAD DAMMS

A stunning shot of the film set on Cromer Pier, by Brad Damms. Photo: BRAD DAMMS

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One of the hottest topics in Cromer over the past couple of weeks has been the arrival of the BBC film crew on the pier.

The film set on Cromer Pier, captured at dusk by photographer Paul MACRO.
Photo: PAUL MACRO PHOTOGRAPHYThe film set on Cromer Pier, captured at dusk by photographer Paul MACRO. Photo: PAUL MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY

The tension built as a Christmas tree, stalls and a helter skelter were installed and the Enjoy Cromer More Facebook group was buzzing with speculation, with dozens wondering what was being filmed – was it a drama, an advertisement or a children’s programme?

The production team were not giving anything away, but one crew member said they were filming an ident – a short film shown between programmes.

The film set on Cromer Pier, captured at dusk by photographer Paul Macro. Photo: PAUL MACRO PHOTOGRAPHYThe film set on Cromer Pier, captured at dusk by photographer Paul Macro. Photo: PAUL MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY

And while. at times, nothing much seemed to be happening, hundreds turned out to watch, with dozens capturing shots on their phones and cameras.

Among the pictures attracting comments on Facebook was a stunning shot by landscape and wildlife photographer Bradley Damms, whose image showed the pier and the film set lit up against the night sky.

The film set on Cromer Pier captured on camera by Lauren Burdett. 
Photo: LAUREN BURDETTThe film set on Cromer Pier captured on camera by Lauren Burdett. Photo: LAUREN BURDETT

Mr Damms, who lives at Holt, has offered to donate the use of the image to a local good cause.

Cromer photographer Paul Macro, who waited until dusk to capture a series of breath-taking images, said the film shoot was “an opportunity not to be missed”.

The film set on Cromer Pier captured on camera by Deb Herbert.
Photo: DEB HERBERTThe film set on Cromer Pier captured on camera by Deb Herbert. Photo: DEB HERBERT

“I have never seen so many photographers above the pier outside the Hotel de Paris, so I decided to move and get different images,” he added. “I moved along to get full length shots, and also sneaked onto the beach to get full reflections; both images are long exposures, which gives the star effect on the lights.”

Mr Macro has since offered his photos for sale, and already has already received orders for prints, canvases and “hundreds and hundreds” of Christmas cards.

A night-time shot of the filming on Cromer Pier by Jane Reynolds.
Photo: JANE REYNOLDSA night-time shot of the filming on Cromer Pier by Jane Reynolds. Photo: JANE REYNOLDS

Here a just some of the images captured by amateur and professional photographers over the two days of filming last week, ranging from evening shots, to pictures taken in the early hours.

The filming on Cromer Pier, captured on camera by Lauren Burdett.
Photo; LAUREN BURDETTThe filming on Cromer Pier, captured on camera by Lauren Burdett. Photo; LAUREN BURDETT

The film set on Cromer Pier, by Roger Cunnington
Photo: ROGER CUNNINGTONThe film set on Cromer Pier, by Roger Cunnington Photo: ROGER CUNNINGTON

The pier and film set in glorious colour, by Sue Bignell.
Photo: SUE BIGNELL PHOTOGRAPHYThe pier and film set in glorious colour, by Sue Bignell. Photo: SUE BIGNELL PHOTOGRAPHY

The film set on Cromer Pier captured on camera by Deb Herbert.
Photo: DEB HERBERTThe film set on Cromer Pier captured on camera by Deb Herbert. Photo: DEB HERBERT

The film set on Cromer Pier captured on camera by Deb Herbert.
Photo: DEB HERBERTThe film set on Cromer Pier captured on camera by Deb Herbert. Photo: DEB HERBERT

The filming on Cromer Pier, captured on camera by Peter Cheney.
Photo: PETER CHENEYThe filming on Cromer Pier, captured on camera by Peter Cheney. Photo: PETER CHENEY

The pier and film set in glorious colour, by Sue Bignell.
Photo: SUE BIGNELL PHOTOGRAPHYThe pier and film set in glorious colour, by Sue Bignell. Photo: SUE BIGNELL PHOTOGRAPHY

Photo of the film set on Cromer Pier, by Hubba Roberts
Photo: HUBBA ROBERTSPhoto of the film set on Cromer Pier, by Hubba Roberts Photo: HUBBA ROBERTS

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