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Vigil: Where was the BBC series filmed and is Dunloch naval base real?

Vigil has gripped viewers so far (Picture: BBC/World Productions)

Ever since Vigil launched on BBC One, viewers have been gripped by the dramatic scenes, as Detective Chief Inspector Amy Silva (Suranne Jones) tries to get to the bottom of some mysterious happenings.

In the perplexing series, the death of a sailor on board the submarine HMS Vigil and the disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler results in the police clashing with the Royal Navy and British security services.

The show, which comes from the producers of Line of Duty, also stars Game of Thrones actor Rose Leslie and AC-12’s very own Martin Compston.

While fans have become completely absorbed by the captivating narrative, some have questioned whether any elements of the story are based on real life.

Plus, although the main focus of Vigil is the drama that’s unfolding, some viewers haven’t been able to help but notice the beautiful landscape of the location where the show is set.

So where was Vigil filmed and is the Dunloch naval base featured in the series real?

Where was Vigil filmed?

Vigil was filmed in Scotland, where it is also set.

Sex Education star Connor Swindells stars opposite Suranne (Credits: BBC/World Productions)

A significant bulk of the show was filmed in Glasgow, with some of the locations used for the series including Squinty Bridge, Hamilton Park Avenue, Blythswood Square and Finnieston Street.

Is Dunloch naval base real?

The Dunloch naval base depicted in Vigil isn’t real.

However, it does take after a real naval base in Scotland, HM Naval Base Clyde, known in the navy as Faslane.

The real-life base is the main home to the Royal Navy in Scotland, and is ‘home to the core of the Submarine Service, including the nation’s nuclear deterrent, and the new generation of hunter-killer submarines’, the Royal Navy says.

The HMS Vigil, the nuclear submarine from which the series takes its name, is also fictional.

The peace camp which appears in the show is inspired by the real peace camp in Faslane, Scotland.


How many episodes of Vigil are there?

There are six episodes in total for Vigil.

Episodes are now airing on a weekly basis, so the series finale should air on Sunday September 26.

Vigil returns tonight at 9pm on BBC One.


Credit: Original article published here.

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