Tax deal opens door to 'golden age' of TV dramas filmed in Britain

Incentives will attract international productions and mean the end of Belgian castles standing in for the Tower of London

Producers of British television drama are toasting the likely introduction of a tax credit that is set to usher in a new "golden age".

It has become established practice for big budget dramas to base their filming abroad to take advantage of tax credits. But with the government planning to roll out the generous incentive next April, many experts predict that a series of major shows will now be filmed at home as production costs decrease.

Parade's End, the BBC's latest period drama which started on Friday, was partly shot and edited in Belgium and its production manager described mocking up 100 yards of English hedgerows, full of wildflowers, in large pots. When Wars of the Roses, based on the novels by Philippa Gregory, starts production shortly, it will also be based in Belgium,
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