Film crew shoot documentary about the lonely life in York

Filmmakers join bingo players in York. Photographs: Wellpark Productions
25 Jun 2015 @ 2.11 pm
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A BBC One documentary about loneliness has been filming in York.

Documentary makers from Wellpark Productions have been filming at locations including Lendal Bridge, New Earswick and Heworth, aiming to speak to as many people as possible about the subject.

The makers hope to travel to 15 different locations across the UK before the show is transmitted in November.

Directing the documentary is the Scottish founder of the company Sue Borne, who is behind BBC Two’s The Vikings Are Coming and Channel Four’s Fabulous Fashionistas.

Interviewing Christine in York
Interviewing Christine in York

Cameraman and producer Daniel Dewsbury told YorkMix that the documentary would be the first to really “explore the issue of loneliness”.

“We’ve spent five or six months trying to find all the people for it,” he said.

“The reason why we’re up in York is because the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Mind charity helped us find a couple of really interesting people to talk to.”