Prescot-filmed Drama ‘Reg’ to Air on BBC1, 6 June

By on Thursday, June 2, 2016

A hard-hitting drama filmed partly on location in Prescot will screen on BBC1 next week.


Reg tells the true story of a father who lost his son in the second Iraq War, accused the government of failing to sufficiently arm and protect its soldiers, and went on to stand against Prime Minister Tony Blair in the 2005 General Election.

regfeatTim Roth (Reservoir DogsPulp FictionLie to Me) plays the title character of Reg Keys, with Anna Maxwell Martin (PhilomenaBecoming Jane) as his late wife, Sally. Elliott Tittensor (Carl Gallagher in Channel 4’s Shameless) plays Richard Keys, brother to Lance Corporal Thomas Richard Keys, one of six British soldiers who died in an unprovoked attack in Iraq in June 2003.

The script is by Jimmy McGovern, the award-winning writer behind such TV successes as Cracker and Hillsborough.

Production took place in Liverpool, with some scenes shot in Prescot last year. Among the local locations were the Beaconsfield housing estate and the War Memorial on the steps of Prescot Parish Church, overlooking Market Place.

Film crews were back at Beaconsfield in May this year for an episode of Moving On, the BBC drama series produced by McGovern.

Watch the Trailer for BBC1’s Reg (2016)

Reg airs on BBC1 from 9pm to 10.30pm on Monday 6 June 2016.

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