A HIT crime drama will be filming again in town later this year when the best-selling books by Peter James come to life.
Season three of ITV’s Grace is due to start filming in August and will follow the story of Brighton detective Roy Grace, played by John Simm.
The new season is based on three books by Brighton author Peter: Dead Like You, Dead Man’s Grip and Not Yet Dead.
The Argus will continue to feature on the show as it has in previous seasons.
Dead Man’s Grip examines how fictional journalist Kevin Spinella is hacked to obtain information from Roy Grace’s calls and messages.
In another episode, Roy will wonder how Spinella got such accurate information and will confront him, but Spinella attributes this entirely to his healthy journalistic instincts.
The show is filmed at many of Brighton and Hove’s famous landmarks including Devil’s Dyke which has been renamed Hob’s Dyke for legal reasons for the series.
However, Peter said he was “determined” to include a real-life newspaper in the series and insisted The Argus kept its name.
“I was adamant that we wouldn’t have a fictional newspaper, and I know everyone at The Argus would be a lot happier if we knew their actual name,” said Peter.
“I am determined to make The Argus the most famous newspaper in the world.”
Peter has recently been researching a character for a new book while working as a concierge at The Grand in Brighton.
Guests arriving at the hotel on Brighton’s seafront on May 30 could hardly believe their eyes when they were greeted by the author.
Peter, in full Grand uniform of checked trousers, navy jacket and yellow tie, carried their luggage and helped them through the famous revolving door.
“I want a character that disappears, and a concierge here assumes the guy has been here incognito for several months,” he said.
“So I wanted to know how much they would see. You don’t miss much.
“I did all the chores: recommending places, lugging bags, parking cars — well, I opened the garage doors, I don’t think I have insurance to drive.”
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20289100.filming-itvs-grace-set-resume-brighton/?ref=rss Filming for ITV’s Grace is set to continue in Brighton