ITV have been filming in St Michael's for a new ITV series, "Breathless", starring Jack Davenport, and set in the 1960s. To quote ITV, "the drama follows the lives of a group of doctors and nurses working in a London hospital, a world in which everything and everyone has their place. But underneath the shiny veneer simmers a cauldron of lies, deception and guilty secrets, driven by love, ambition and sex." You may wonder how St Michael's fits into this! Apparently, one of the characters is looking to move outside London, ITV wanted a picturesque location for this, and chose our area.
The crew set up at the St. Michael’s ford on Thursday 25 July and when the clapper board went down, they began filming two actors and a small girl on the beach throwing stones into the water. There was another actor walking over the bridge towards them and a car, an Austin A30 driving in the opposite direction. This was repeated many times. The series is due out this Autumn 2013.