Boat Story

Paterson Joseph and Daisy Haggard (Image: Two Brothers Pictures / Matt Squire)

Boat Story - on BBC One and iPlayer now!

Six part thriller Boat Story premiered on BBC One on Sunday 19th November and is available to watch on iPlayer now! When two hard-up strangers, Janet (Daisy Haggard Back to Life, Breeders) and Samuel (Paterson JosephVigil, Noughts & Crosses), stumble across a haul of cocaine on a shipwrecked boat, they can’t believe their luck. After agreeing to sell it and split the cash, they quickly find themselves entangled with police, masked hitmen, and a sharp-suited gangster known only as ‘The Tailor’ (Tcheky Karyo – Baptiste, The Missing).

At its heart, Boat Story is an action thriller about two ordinary people whom the world has turned its back on, and whether they’re willing – or desperate enough – to do something crazy to get what they want in life. Pushed to the very edge, can they trust each other and get away with their lives and the money?

Boat Story is written by Harry and Jack Williams and produced by award-winning All3Media production company, Two Brothers Pictures (The Tourist, The Missing, Fleabag) in association with All3Media international.

Filmed in Yorkshire

Boat Story filmed extensively at locations across Yorkshire and Humber with crew, locations & studios support from Screen Yorkshire’s expert Film Office team.

Filming took place in Leeds, Halifax, Knaresborough, Harrogate, Boston Spa, Dewsbury, Selby, Sheffield, Bradford, Hull and Huddersfield. Leeds filming locations include: East Leeds Airport, The Core Shopping Centre, The Rodley Barge Pub, The Owl Pub in Rodley, Holbeck Cemetery, Woodhall Hotel Wetherby and the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Calverley. Halifax filming locations include: Harvey’s Department Store, La Luna Restaurant, The Old Cock Inn, Halifax Borough Market, Concorde Coffee House and All Saints’ Church. Bradford filming locations include St Ives Estate, Bingley, Bradford and Windstruments Musical instrument Shop, Bingley. North Yorkshire filming locations include: The Frazer Theatre Comedy Club, Knaresborough, Stone House Inn, Thruscross, Thruscross Reservoir and Maxi’s Restaurant, Nether Poppleton, York. Boat Story also filmed scenes at Hull Marina. Additional scenes were filmed in the North East.

Boat Story based production offices and studio sets at Versa Leeds Studios and also used the Virtual Production facilities at Production Park’s LED Studio in Pontefract.

Kirklees Council, North Yorkshire Council, Calderdale Council and Leeds City Council assisted Boat Story with local filming permissions.

Watch the trailer

We loved making The Tourist and Boat Story picks up where that left off - tonally at least. It’s a morality tale and a thriller and other things that make it hard to define even though we seem to be attempting to define it.

Harry and Jack Williams, writers and Managing Directors of Two Brothers Pictures