News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. It is based on a satirical novel, which centres on a British family who control one of the colony’s leading trading companies. Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, The Singapore Grip wasn't actually filmed in Singapore, The Singapore Grip was filmed in Malaysia as Singapore is too built up, The mansions in the show were filmed in Kuala Lumpur, Trailer for new period drama The Singapore Grip, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). The production company Mammoth Screen approached Christopher Hampton to write the screenplay. Where was ITV’s The Singapore Grip filmed?

By entering your details, you are agreeing to Radio Times privacy policy. He’s much more bohemian.”. News, photos, videos and full episode guide. For that reason, shooting ITV’s The Singapore Grip in the place where it is set proved impossible.

For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click here. "A lot of the old structures featured in the original novel like Beach Road are now several kilometres inland, so you wouldn’t be able to film what we’ve been able to in Malaysia.". They also filmed on the cricket pitch that was bombed during the Second World War.

ITV's The Singapore Grip: what does the phrase mean? The six-episode series follows their story in the aftermath of Japan’s entry into the Second World War. Specifically, scenes were shot at the city's Chinatown as it provided a sense of authenticity for the shoot. If you wish to change your mind and would like to stop receiving communications from, you can revoke your consent by clicking on "unsubscribe" in the footer of the newsletter. Scenes set at the Blackett and Webb family homes were filmed in the capital. The crew also came across a "ghost town" just outside of Kuala Lumpur which they used to create a new set to replicate the Singapore Docks and film the firefighting scenes. "The Blacketts’ house was a former residence of the British High Commission. Hampton said that the discovery of the two big houses in Kuala Lumpur to stand in for the Blackett and Webb residences “really determined the whole shape” of the production – and you can see why. For more information about how we hold your personal data, please see our privacy policy. Later in the series, Matthew and the Major (Colm Meaney) dedicate themselves to fighting the fires that rage through the city. It’s a tiny island and they have used every available space. This whole region was a part of colonialist culture and this story is about the fall of colonialism. “The firefighting scenes have been very spectacular,” said Christopher Hampton. Farah said it "was one of the original sort of locations that features historically in the Second World War so it was amazing.". The drama was actually filmed further up the peninsula, in Malaysia. ", MORE: The Singapore Grip star David Morrissey reveals one detail he loves about his character, MORE: Viewers are divided over ITV drama The Singapore Grip, The cast and crew headed to Malaysia for filming. The two homes in real life are in fact hotels. Filming took place mainly in and around the capital city (Kuala Lumpur) and the island of Penang. Despite the title, the show was not actually filmed in Singapore.

Hampton, who knew Farrell very well before he died in 1979, readily agreed. “But none of those houses now exist in Singapore. Day after day, they rattle through the streets with their makeshift equipment and busted-up cars, fighting one inferno after another as the air raid sirens blare. THE Singapore Grip returns tonight at 9pm (October 18) for the final episode of the ITV period drama based on the book of the same name.

Thankfully, the team was able to find a solution in the neighbouring country of Malaysia – with the show’s producer Farah Abushwesha saying that it worked in a way “that I don’t think anywhere else in the region would.”. “A lot of people ask why we aren’t filming in Singapore,” producer Farah Abushwesha said. The ITV drama is based on the novel of the same thing. It was pretty spectacular to watch. “There’s an orchid room. The series was executive produced by Damien Timmer, and filming began in early 2019. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia doubled as Singapore for the adaptation of JG Farrell’s 1978 novel set during the period of the battle of Singapore in World War II. By registering to HELLO! It was the place where independence was declared in 1956. The majority of the show was filmed in Malaysia's capital city, Kuala Lumpur.