Vale of Glamorgan to feature in new Channel 4 drama

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Various locations around the Vale of Glamorgan will feature in a new Channel 4 drama that will air tomorrow night at 9pm. Born to Kill, made by World Productions (who also produced the popular BBC drama Line of Duty), was filmed around the Vale of Glamorgan between November and February.

Born to Kill is a haunting exploration of the mind of Sam (Jack Rowan) , a teenage boy who’s trying to suppress psychopathic desires whilst falling in love for the first time. Meanwhile, his family and community watch on, unaware of what he is capable of. Daniel Mays and Lara Peake also star in the new drama.

The logo of the fictional ‘Ripley Heath School’

One of the locations used for the drama was Barry Comprehensive School, which doubles up as the local comprehensive school for the fictional town of Ripley Heath in the programme. Local school pupils were also used as extras during the filming which took place at weekends during November and December.

Another location used was Llandough Hospital, which is the setting for the local hospital where the Jenny (Romola Garai) works and where Sam visits the patients on the geriatric ward. Llandough Hospital was also used for filming the Sky 1 comedy-drama Stella, where Ruth Jones’ character was training to be a nurse at the hospital.
Other locations that were used around the Vale of Glamorgan include Penarth Pier and Cosmeston Country Park. Also, the Bay 5 cafe on Barry Island was used in November as a location for the thriller.

Born to Kill airs tomorrow night on Channel 4 at 9pm. It was written by Kate Ashfield (Shaun of the Dead) and Tracey Malone (Silent Witness).

Here’s the trailer for the new drama:

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