A TOURIST attraction near Clanfield will play a starring role in a Sky television production which has an audience of millions.
Sky Atlantic viewers should look out for Butser Ancient Farm (BAF) when the second series of Britannia is aired later this year.
A crew and cast of more than 100 spent the second half of last week filming at the attraction behind closed doors. The farm near Chalton, which has replica Stone Age and Iron Age buildings, was the perfect setting for the original production.
The drama – which stars David Morrissey, Kelly Reilly, Zoe Wanamaker and Mackenzie Crook – is set in AD43 and follows the Roman army as they battle against Celts, Druids and warring tribes for control.
Visitors were previously informed the farm would be closed for a “very special filming project”, while a pair of lorries with Pinewood Lighting branding was seen arriving at the farm late last Tuesday.
The firm was not able to comment but a security guard confirmed last Friday that filming of a Sky TV production was taking place.
“We were under contract so we couldn’t say anything but it was absolutely brilliant,” said BAF worker, Trevor Creighton.
“We spent about three days with their prop guys dressing the site up.
“They even used our goats in some of the scenes –when you see it on television you’ll definitely recognise BAF.”
Most of the crew was based at The Petersfield School and was ferried to and from the site by minibus.