08 Aug 2012
FIAT Group Ireland Vehicles Make BBC TV Debut
The new Series of the Vexed premiered on BBC 2 last week featuring a number of vehicles provided by FIAT Group Automobiles Ireland.
Filmed predominantly in Dublin in February and April, with help from Irish Film Board International Production Fund, Vexed was directed by Irish directors Ian Fitzgibbon (Death of a Superhero, Perrier's Bounty) and Kieron J. Walsh (RAW, The Savage Eye). Project Director of Photography was none other than IFTA-winning cinematographer Peter Robertson (Inside I'm Dancing, Song for a Raggy Boy) and Post Production was conducted at Windmill Lane with Editor Tony Cranstoun (Death of a Superhero, His & Hers).
The first episode of the new series sees bumbling Detective Inspector Jack Armstrong (Toby Stephens) joined by a highly efficient rookie partner, Georgina Dixon (Miranda Raison) to investigate the death of a car salesman whose body is found in the boot of one of the dealership's vehicles.
The Fiat 500 TwinAir, Chrysler Delta, Fiat Qubo, Alfa Romeo 159 and Jeep Compass all appear in or around the fictitious dealership showroom where the plot is centred, while two major scenes involve the characters having a conversation inside an Alfa Romeo Giulietta Cloverleaf and thrashing a Jeep Grand Cherokee in a muddy field. No vehicles were harmed during the making of Vexed and the second series of the popular comedy drama, which is co-produced by UK Company Eleventh Hour Films and Newgrange Pictures, continues tonight on BBC 2 at 9pm. The first episode is available for UK residents to watch on the BBC's iPlayer but is unavailable to view in Ireland.