VIGIL PRODUC T I ON .
CATCHING A KILLER Suranne Jones stars as DCI Amy Silva, with DOP Matt Gray capturing the drama
DOP Matt Gray talks uncovering the secrets beneath the surface in the BBC’s new submarine thriller, Vigil WORDS. Chelsea Fearnley IMAGES. BBC Pictures In the deep end V igil opens with a sweeping vista
World Productions, which also gave us Line of Duty and Bodyguard : two shows specialising in high-stakes drama. RHYTHM, BY DESIGN The series is penned and created by the twice Bafta-nominated screenwriter Tom Edge ( Judy , The Crown ), with James Strong directing and Matt Gray in charge of principal photography. Strong and Gray forged a close relationship after working together on Broadchurch in 2013 – a connection which would have, no doubt, prepared them for the creative challenges faced in bringing to life the
of the ocean, just off Scotland’s Barra Head. This conveys both the beauty and inherent terror of its vast unknown. Out there, you’re on your own, as Suranne Jones’ DCI Amy Silva quickly discovers when she’s parachuted onto HMS Vigil – a military submarine which is a crew member down, following a death on board. The detective has been tasked with exposing what really transpired deep underwater, but given it’s a six-episode thriller, there’s far more to this case than initially meets the eye. We’d expect nothing less from
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