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Cosmeston Lakes Country Park, Penarth Pier and Llandough Hospital are just some of the locations featured in Born to Kill.  

First published:
18 April 2017
Last updated:

This was published under the 2016 to 2021 administration of the Welsh Government

Born to Kill, from Line of Duty producers World Productions, was filmed predominantly in the Vale of Glamorgan with scenes shot in Barry and Dinas Powys with the production also using interior sets constructed at Enfys Studios in Cardiff.

Funding support from the Welsh Government helped secure the production for Wales with the four hour-long episodes produced by World Productions using Welsh crews and facilities. Supported by Wales Screen, part of the Welsh Government’s creative industries team, the production is estimated to have spent £2.5m in Wales.

Economy Secretary Ken Skates said: 

“This is another example of how support from the Welsh Government is helping to bring productions to Wales that present a range of significant opportunities for those working in the sector. Wales Screen work closely with all these productions to encourage the use of Welsh crews and facilities in order to maximise the benefits and local spend.”

Jake Lushington, Head of Drama/Executive Producer at World Productions, said: 

“From the amazing array of locations, to the experience and dedication of the local crew, filming in and around Cardiff has been an absolute pleasure and one World Productions looks forward to returning to on many future projects."

Born to Kill explores the mind of a teenage boy trying to suppress psychopathic desires while falling in love for the first time. It also follows the teenager’s family and community who are unaware of what he is capable of.

Born to Kill is the first commission for duo Tracey Malone (Silent Witness) and first time TV writer and BIFA nominated actress Kate Ashfield. The four part drama starring Romola Garai and Daniel Mays was directed by Bruce Goodison (Murdered By My Father, Doctor Foster), produced by Lucy Robinson and executive produced by Jake Lushington (The Devil’s Whore).

World Productions is a leading TV drama production company with an impressive track record of producing high quality drama series for all major UK broadcasters having produced hundreds of hours of globally acclaimed drama including the acclaimed drama Line of Duty.