TV 'dust up' for Conference Aston

Filming at Aston University

The University is to feature in two cutting edge TV dramas, with episodes shot on location in Birmingham airing this month.

The BBC's Hustle and Survivors both used City locations for filming during last summer, including Aston’s campus, raising interest from passers-by and curiosity from staff who had their work places briefly taken over for television.

Conference Aston was transformed for Survivors, which  follows the activities of a group of people who have survived a deadly virus that wiped out most of the human race.

Conference Aston's Marketing Manager Paul Bunce said; 'The producers wanted to depict a bar that had been hurriedly evacuated, then deserted for months. They brought in some very strange props, including trays of mouldy food and dust! The effect was remarkable, even without viewing through a lens. It looked like the place hadn’t been inhabited for years.

'We did have some worries when the producers first approached us, with fears about disruption to our guests and reinstatement of our usual pristine look, but the whole crew were in and out with minimal fuss.'

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