By Elaine Penn - TV Choice
19 July 2010
Vampires, werewolves and ghosts. Oh my! No, it’s not a modern spin on The Wizard of Oz, but a location trip to the brand new set of Being Human, the dark drama about a group of friends who happen to be a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost. Although, you’d better make that two werewolves, since that’s now the case. The end of the second series saw them on the run from their much-loved home in Bristol, and they sought refuge from their evil pursuer (who got his just desserts) in a house in Wales. When the third series of BBC Three’s runaway success begins next year, we’ll catch up with them in their new home. And a former bus depot in Wales is where the production team have built their very impressive set.
As the sun came out after a downpour, we were met by Robson Green, who is playing another werewolf in the series. He soon followed us into the Green Room (where the cast relax, and where they have drawn all sorts of graffiti over the walls). It’s also where our interviews were to take place.
During our chat about his character, McNair, Robson couldn’t stop talking about how much he’s enjoying working on the series and confessed that he’d been a fan from the very first episode. There’s much more to McNair than meets the eye. But you’ll have to wait a good few months to find out his secrets – and how he ends up meeting fellow werewolves George and Nina (Russell Tovey and Sinead Keenan). After a long chat with Robson and fellow guest star Michael Socha (recently seen in Dive), it was time to watch a bit of filming, before the crew wrapped for lunch. And as the heavens opened again, the sound of calypso music rang out from the Christopher Lee (no, not that one!) catering van. Jerk chicken all round – and I literally bumped into Russell Tovey, who wanted to grab some cutlery. With lunch out of the way, a guided tour around the set followed. And it was here that we encountered possibly the biggest monster of all. Yes, there was an enormous spider scuttling around on the floor. By enormous, I do mean about two inches in diameter! But it was clearly dangerous!
With the tour over, we went back into the Green Room and spoke to Aidan Turner and Lenora Crichlow. The pair looked as though they’d just stepped out of a catalogue, with Aidan’s biceps bursting out of his short-sleeved shirt and his dark hair tumbling over his face. And Lenora looked beautiful in Annie’s trademark grey clothes with not a hair out of place as she scolded Aidan for rocking on his chair. Even Aidan couldn’t take his eyes off of her. ‘She looks hot,’ he swooned. Russell, still eating his dessert of pineapple and cream, and Sinead were next in and they revealed some more shocks yet to come in the series. Nina’s English accent was nowhere to be heard, as Sinead spoke in her native Irish tongue. It’s clear that all the cast adore the series and have high hopes for a fourth. With additional guest stars like Lacey Turner also lined up to appear, it’s going to be a rollercoaster ride. But you’re going to have to wait until the New Year to find out more when we’ll reveal all inTV Choice…