BBC takes Moseley back in time to film 1970s Spy drama The Game

Posted on 26 September 2013

Curtains in Reddings Road, Moseley, were twitching as actor Shaun Dooley got into character as Jim Fenchurch, a Special Branch detective

They may have been trying to stick to the shadows – but a film crew couldn’t help but draw attention as they shot a new spy drama in a Birmingham Street.

Curtains in Reddings Road, Moseley, were twitching as accomplished actor Shaun Dooley – best known for his role in Misfits – got into character as Jim Fenchurch, a Special Branch detective, in his pin-striped suit on Tuesday night.

The street was taken back in time to the early 1970s with props including an old fashioned telephone box as filming continued for Cold War espionage thriller The Game.

Producer Radford Neville chose Birmingham’s urban landscape for the drama, set in London in 1972, as it “offered the widest variety of interesting places”.

The filming comes as the BBC’s latest drama series Peaky Blinders hits our screens.

The gangland series is set in Birmingham tells story of gangsters who ruled the city’s streets through fear.

BBC takes Moseley back in time to film 1970s Spy drama The Game