March 22, 2022

Updates from the set - Matt Gray BSC on 'Vigil'


While onboard the nuclear submarine HMS Vigil to investigate a death, DCI Amy Silva (Suranne Jones) learns about a disappearance of a fishing trawler which may be directly related. Matt Gray BSC reveals how the team established the world of the submarine and developed a visual language to draw the audience into the story. 

Vigil, the BBC One production created by Tom Edge (Lovesick), reunites director James Strong (Doctor Who) with frequent collaborator Matt Gray BSC (The Living and the Dead) for the first three episodes of the six-part series. Working within the confines of a submarine was not an ideal setting considering the COVID-19 protocols. “We got the majority of the first block of interiors in before the pandemic struck,” says Gray. “Coming back, we had masks, social distancing, reduced the number of people, increased the airflow and opened the set where we could.”  

Read the full article from BC Magazine here