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Kiri filming location: Where was the Channel 4 drama filmed?

KIRI is the gripping new series from Channel 4 that started last night starring Sarah Lancashire in the lead role. The gritty drama has been a hit with viewers since it premiered, but where was it filmed?


Where is Kiri set?

The Channel 4 drama tackles questions of race, adoption and the media after a little black girl (Felicia Mukasa) is found dead after she is abducted by her father while on a visit with her grandparents. 

Kiri is set in Bristol around the Gloucester Road area, in the suburbs of St Andrew’s, Bishopston and Horfield. 

The show follows social worker Miriam Grayson (played by Sarah Lancashire), who works in this area of Bristol and exterior shots were filmed in the area. 

Speaking about filming in Bristol, Sarah Lancashire said: “It’s Miriam’s patch. It’s fantastic, vibrant, really colourful, really edgy, completely non-conformist, which is very much who she is. They sort of complement one another. 

The Happy Valley actress added: “To be honest, I didn’t know Gloucester Road in Bristol, I hadn’t heard of it, but one of my sons is very familiar with it, because he was at university there.”

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Where was Kiri filmed? 

The four-part series was filmed in Bristol and Wales last August.

In Wales, a location in Cardiff on King George VII Avenue, near Cardiff Central Police Station was used.

Exterior shots in Bristol were mainly centred around the Gloucester Road and the children’s playground in St Andrew’s Park was also used.

HOW MANY EPISODES ARE IN KIRI?

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The search for Kiri causes a media storm

A public area called The Downs was used in scenes where volunteers search for missing Kiri and the Cumberland Basin at the Bristol Docks also feature.

It was an “exciting” place to film according to Sarah, who had to master the art of the Bristolian accent for the role.

“I found the accent by kind of shutting myself away at home with a few YouTube clips, finding accents and just listening and hoping,” she said.

WHO STARS IN CHANNEL 4 DRAMA KIRI?

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Kiri was filmed in Bristol and Wales

When does Kiri air?

Kiri premiered last week and episode two will air tonight (Wednesday, January 17) at 9pm. 

The show will be broadcast at 9pm every Wednesday on Channel 4 for the next month.

It will also be shown on Channel 4 +1 and streaming on Hulu for international viewers. 

Kiri is on Channel 4 tonight at 9pm. 

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