A new BBC thriller shot in Thamesmead could rival the likes of hit shows such as The Bodyguard and Killing Eve. 

The character-driven thriller centres around Raza, played by Nabhaan Rizwan, an everyday, young second-generation British-Pakistani man from London who is coerced into informing on his friends, neighbours and members of his community.

Neal Street Productions, which makes Informer, wanted to make sure that residents were involved in the filming process, with around 70 people in Thamesmead offered roles in front of and behind the cameras.

FilmFixer manages the film office service for Peabody Estates, which operates in Thamesmead.

Producer Julian Stevens said: "The story being set in London was one of the key things that appealed to me.

"I wanted to see my city shown in a way that it often isn’t. The less sexy, less glamorous locations go unnoticed.

“It’s in those hidden corners and in the shadows that this story comes alive.”

Watch the trailer here.

The production company also used SE London locations such as Lindal Road in Lewisham, the Rivoli Ballroom in Brockley and Luxted Road in Bromley.

Thamesmead has also been the main filming location for the show Misfits, and most recently featured in Sam Smith’s music video and the current Puma fashion ad.

FilmFixer CEO Karen Everett said: “The production worked so well with Thamesmead residents that they opened their doors to allow cables to be plugged in, if need be, and made all sort of other offers to help.”

The production has also helped to establish a 50th community fund that is made up of all filming fees made through filming in Thamesmead.