Hackney lives up to its reputation as a popular locale for film-makers: a camera crew is taking over a section of Dalston on the May Bank Holiday Monday.
A scene from One Night, a four-part series for Channel 4, is being shot at the Petchey Academy at the north end of Cecilia Road, Dalston, London E8, for two days from 00.01 on 30 May 2011, close to the now-cool Shacklewell Arms at 71 Shacklewell Lane, London E8 2EB.
If you park a vehicle in the area, you’ll have to move (movie?) it because the beany-hatted ones need parking space for their noisy lorries and stars’ trailers.
No chance of returning your car to a space there after work: the parking suspension – for locals – will run for a full 48 hours.
TV addicts may think it’s a small sacrifice to make. They’ll find out next year whether it’s worthwhile when One Night, a story of how several individuals’ descriptions of a killing differ, is broadcast.
Perhaps they will even see themselves in the background, although Loving Dalston advises against any annoyed residents employing the old stunt of conspicuously walking through the locale as soon as “Action!” is shouted in the hope of being offered money to go away.
That would be bribery and utterly dishonest.
* In charge of the Hackney council parking suspensions: Zaid Patel, 020 8356 8290 and firstname.lastname@example.org