The new ITV crime drama The Hunt For Raul Moat started last night. The three-part series details the horrific two-day shooting spree that occurred back in 2010.
What’s it about?
37-year-old, Raul Thomas Moat, was a former nightclub bouncer from Newcastle who had a violent streak and had served 18 weeks in HMP Durham prison for assaulting a nine-year-old family member.
Less than two days after his release on 3rd July 2020 he went on a two-day spree in which he injured his ex-partner Samantha Stobbart and killed her boyfriend Christopher Brown and blinded PC David Rathband.
The police spent six days hunting him down before he finally turned a gun on himself after a stand-off with police.
When is it on?
The first episode aired last night April 16th on ITV and the next episodes will air tonight April 17th at 9pm and Tuesday 18th April at 9pm.
On Wednesday, April 19, an hour-long documentary titled Manhunt: The Raoul Moat Story will air.
Where are the filming locations for The Hunt For Raul Moat?
The majority of the filming locations were in Yorkshire with some shots in Newcastle. Filming took place across, Bradford, Allerton, and the police station in Wetherby.
Radio Times reported Matt Stokoe, who portrays Moat, saying: “I filmed all of my scenes in Yorkshire, including the riverside standoff with the police which happened for real in Rothbury.”
On the location choices, executive producer Jake Lushington said: “Aside from establishing shots of Newcastle city centre, we filmed in Yorkshire. The housing estate that doubles for Birtley was just outside Bradford.
“Our director, Gareth, had extensively recced every real location. But we did not want to film in or near the real locations. That included not filming in Rothbury.”
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