BBC Studios and Post Production has completed the post production for BBC One’s new prime time one-off drama, Our Girl, which stars former EastEnders and Bedlam actress Lacey Turner in the lead role.

Written and created by Tony Grounds (Births Marriages & Deaths, Bodily Harm and Canterbury Tales), and directed by David Drury, (The Take, Prime Suspect 3 and The Paradise), the 90-minute drama is a coming of age story that follows Molly Dawes (Turner) and her rise from a nobody to a soldier in the Royal Army Medical Core serving in Afghanistan.

Shot on an Arri Alexa on location in London and at the Pirbright British military base, BBC Studios and Post Production managed a complex workflow and provided project management and technical support. Our Girl was a cross-site project for BBC Studios and Post Production as it made use of the technical and craft teams across its networked post production services sites at BBC Elstree, BBC Television Centre and the new facility on Charlotte Street, W1.

The offline edit was completed at the BBC Elstree facility, which handles post production for the long running drama series EastEnders and Holby City, using Avid Media Composer, with some of the editing done on location.

The cut was then passed to the team at BBC Television Centre where it was graded on Nucoda Film Master.

The programme’s high-end visual effects were created using Autodesk Smoke at BBC Studios and Post Production’s Charlotte Street post production facility, where the sound design and dubbing was also crafted in Avid Pro Tools.

Due to air on Sunday 24 March, Our Girl is a BBC Production produced by Ken Horn and is the executive producer John Yorke’s last production as controller of BBC Drama Production and New Talent.

Pippa Considine

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