Borough locations to star in BBC television series

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

The spotlight will be on the Borough in March, with filming for BBC television series ‘The Cry’ taking place at locations in Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff from Tuesday 6 March 2018 until Thursday 8 March 2018.

Jenna Coleman, well-known to viewers as Queen Victoria in the television series ‘Victoria’, and Australian actor Ewen Leslie have been cast in the lead roles. Approximately 60 cast and crew will be based in the Borough while filming takes place.

“Everyone in the Borough who has enjoyed and relished watching ‘Victoria’ will be excited to welcome Jenna Coleman and the cast and crew of ‘The Cry’ to our community,” said the Mayor, Cr Susan Salter.

“This is a tremendous boost for local businesses. The midweek timing will be especially beneficial for our accommodation providers.”

Hesse Street and the beach in front of the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse will be the main filming locations. Hesse Street will be closed to vehicles between Stokes Street and Hobson Street from 5.00pm on Tuesday 6 March 2018 to 2.00am on Wednesday 7 March 2018, and from 7.00pm on Wednesday 7 March 2018 to 2.00am on Thursday 8 March 2018. Please refer to the Public Notice published in the Geelong Advertiser on Saturday 24 February 2018 and on Council’s website,, for further details.

“Council is delighted that our stunning Borough landmarks will have another chance to shine on the world stage,” said Cr Salter.

The four-part series is based on the book of the same name by Glasgow-based Australian author, Helen FitzGerald.