Netflix's Afterlife and BBC's Ladhood start filming in Dacorum as Covid restrictions ease

Ricky Gervais has been spotted in the area as filming begins

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 4:15 pm

Film crews have returned to Dacorum now that restrictions have eased around the borough.

Netflix s Afterlife and the BBC's Ladhood have started to film their new series with Ricky Gervais seen out and about - which the council hopes will raise the national and international profile of Dacorum.

This has been received very positively both with local residents and local businesses and has helped build the profile and show Dacorum is very much open for businesses and welcome the film industry.

A Police Community Support Officer bumped into Ricky Gervais while out in patrol in Dacorum

Filming in the area has become increasingly popular due to the borough's proximity to London, its countryside settings and its historic charm.

Production companies are booking in larger numbers than ever before - don't miss then chance to catch a sneaky peek at filming.

Councillor Alan Anderson, portfolio holder for planning and infrastructure, said: "Dacorum Borough Council is looking forward to welcoming some exciting productions over the coming weeks, months and years, and will seek to enable this wherever it can.

"The council is hoping to encourage more filming projects to film in Dacorum to support the local economy, and are working with partner organisations to ensure that every opportunity is taken to create the best return for the borough."

Filming outside St Mary's Church
Filming in Gadebridge Park
Film crews have returned to Dacorum