Where Was Douglas Is Cancelled Filmed?

Article by Jane
June 23rd, 2024
Where Was Douglas Is Cancelled Filmed?

Douglas Is Cancelled was filmed in Park Royal on the Brent-Ealing boundary, Chiswick and Southall in West London, Covent Garden, and Embankment.

Premiering on Thursday 27th June 2024 at 9pm on ITV1, the 4-part series follows a TV news anchor who experiences cancel culture firsthand.

Directed by Ben Palmer and written by Doctor Who’s Steven Moffat, Douglas Is Cancelled stars one-time Who guest star Hugh Bonneville alongside the sci-fi show’s Karen Gillan and Alex Kingston, with Ben Miles of Moffat’s early 2000s sitcom Coupling.

Newsreader Douglas Bellowes (Bonneville) shares the Live At Six sofa with co-star Madeline Crow (Gillan), under the leadership of producer Toby (Miles). Writer Morgan (Nick Mohammed) is charged with bringing comedy to the news show, while Bently Cassock (Simon Russell Beale) is Douglas’ out-of-the-loop agent.

How will Douglas navigate his impending cancellation after making an unfortunate gaffe? His wife, Sheila (Kingston) and daughter, Claudia (Madeleine) have their own ways of getting through the fallout.

Douglas Is Cancelled Filming Locations

Look out for Douglas Is Cancelled filming locations like Covent Garden, Park Royal, Embankment, Chiswick and Southall.

The new ITV series was filmed in November 2023. Hugh Bonneville confirming the news on Instagram – though in the series, social medial lands Bonneville’s character, Douglas Bellowes, in hot water.

Is Douglas Is Cancelled A True Story?

Douglas Is Cancelled - News Room Douglas Is Cancelled - News Room. Copyright Hartswood Films / ITV1 / ITVX
ITV’s Douglas Is Cancelled is not directly based on a true story, but it’s based on anecdotes overheard by creator Moffat 6 years ago. But it’s easy to draw parallels with true stories that have unfolded in recent years.

And the relationship between Douglas and Sheila is partly based on real people. The Royal Television Society revealed that Alex Kingston based her interpretation of Sheila Bellowes on Sue Vertue, the series’ real-life producer.

She’s also writer Steven Moffat’s wife. It’s not the first time Vertue has inspired a character in a Moffat show.

It’s 20 years since Moffat’s BBC2 sitcom, Coupling ended. Starring Jack Davenport and Sarah Alexander as lead characters Steve and Susan, the show was famously based on Moffat and Vertue’s relationship.

Not only do they share character traits and incidents from their lives, the filming location for Steve’s flat was Steven Moffatt and Sue Vertue’s own house in London.

And you can find the rest of the filming locations from the sitcom Coupling here, centred around Islington in London.

Douglas Is Cancelled Locations

Covent Garden

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Filming for Douglas Is Cancelled took place in Covent Garden.

This tourist hotspot in London’s West End is a labyrinth of alleys and lanes like Goodwin’s Court, Seven Dials, and the famous Covent Garden Market, a key location in Last Christmas as the home of the Christmas shop.

And alongside the famous market, there’s Covent Garden Piazza with its stalls and pop-up events.


The office building location in Douglas Is Cancelled is First Central 200, Lakeside Drive in Park Royal. It’s part of a business park in North West London, close to the infamous Hanger Lane Gyratory on the border of Brent and Ealing boroughs.

Look out for the office building’s distinctive atrium in scenes from the Hugh Bonneville newsreader series.

It also appeared in the recent ITV thriller Red Eye as an embassy filming location.