From Darkness Starring Ann Marie Duff,
Featuring By Request Canapés

Not for the first time By Request have been asked to help on a location shoot for the BBC.

When you get a phone call from a lady purporting to be a BBC member of staff who is looking for upmarket canapés to appear in a wedding scene in a series which is currently being filmed. They are needed for early the next morning, in a strange location the other side of Manchester, along with any suitable props that they could borrow! Sounded a bit like a “You’ve Been Framed” wind up. Even stranger when one of the main locations for the drama was Hollings Faculty where Carl (our catering manager) did his degree. All was to feature in a gruesome crime drama called “From Darkness”.

Sooooooo early the next morning the kitchen produces a veritable feast

Raw Fish Sushi

Baby New Potatoes Topped With Sour Cream & Salmon Keta, Avocado & Bacon

Blue Cheese, Pine Nut And Basil Barquettes

Thai Crab Salad In Endive Leaves

Vietnamese Pork Balls With Chilli Dipping Sauce

Indonesian Beef Satay On Sticks

Gazpacho In Shot Glasses

Goats Cheese Salad On Spoons

By Request caterers were asked again by the BBC to help with food to feature in one of their dramas, By Request have also helped on location many times over the last 27 years

A four part hard hitting drama, shot in Manchester and featuring canapés produced in Cheadle Stockport.

Apart from the marvellous canapés that feature during a wedding scene the 4 part series the story is set in Manchester in the present day with flashbacks to the 1970s, with other locations such as a remote Scottish Island. The camera work is stylish and the story is fast paced – reminded me a bit of Cracker which was also shot in Manchester. A good watch and a recommendation.

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