22 March 2020 22:36

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Martin Compston: Line of Duty star on his new thriller The Nest

The Nest is the brand new thriller series on BBC One that will have viewers glued to their screens every Sunday evening. The Nest follows the story of young, affluent couple Dan (played by Martin Compston) and Emily (Sophie Rundle), who are desperate to have children of their own. Express.co.uk has all the details you need to know about the series and its filming location. The Nest on BBC is a Scottish drama, set in and around the city of Glasgow, Scotland. Parts of the series is set in the highlands of Scotland, where Dan and Emily live.

The Nest follows the story of Dan and Emily, who have struggled for years to have a child together. When a chance encounter brings them into contact with, 18-year-old Kaya (Mirren Mack), Emily thinks she has found the surrogate they have always needed. READ MORE: Casualty cancelled: BBC medical drama taken off air - here's why The Nest looks set to be the new much watch drama on TV and it gets going on BBC1 on Sunday night. With many of us now self isolating and practising social distancing, millions of people are looking to television schedules to look for new programmes and series to get hooked on. And, by the looks of the trailer above, taken from BBC1's Twitter, The Nest could be a very good shout.

A synopsis on the BBC website about the new drama reads: 'Dan and Emily are crazy about each other. 'When a chance encounter brings 18-year-old Kaya into Emily's life, it seems that fate may have brought them together. But with only one embryo left, can Dan and Emily trust a teenage girl they barely know with their last chance to have a family?' Dan - Martin Compston Filming locations such as Rosneath peninsula and Glasgow's city centre revealed. Brand new BBC drama The Nest follows wealthy couple Dan and Emily who ask a teenage girl to carry their baby. The five-part thriller, written by BAFTA-winning Nicole Taylor, is set to be full of twists and turns as we find out some dark secrets surrounding Dan (Martin Compston) and Emily (Sophie Rundle).

But as the series kicks off, where was The Nest filmed? In The Nest, couple Dan (Compston) and Emily (Rundle) "live in a huge house in a beautiful location just outside Glasgow", with actor Martin Compston using his native Scottish accent. With this in mind, the series was shot across Glasgow's streets with shooting starting in the city centre in September last year. Read More: Who is in the cast of new ITV drama McDonalds and Dodds? The synopsis reads: "Dan (Martin Compston) and Emily (Sophie Rundle) are crazy about each other.

They live in a huge house in a beautiful location just outside Glasgow and want for nothing. All that's missing is a baby - and they've been trying for years. "Through a chance encounter they meet Kaya (Mirren Mack), an 18-year-old from the other side of the city, whose life is as precarious at theirs is comfortable. IT'S a Friday lunchtime and Martin Compston is on a fleeting visit to his hometown of Greenock having flown in from Belfast, fresh from the set of Line of Duty. Later that evening, a bottle of hand sanitiser signed by Compston and Celtic player Greg Taylor, will sell for £520 at the charity auction. Production for the new series of Line of Duty was suspended last week. In recent days, the 35-year-old actor has had to hotfoot it back to the Las Vegas home he shares with his wife Tianna Chanel Flynn before the US travel ban came into force and the Nevada city began a 30-day lockdown. Although a silver lining, if you are social distancing or self-isolating – two phrases to have entered our lexicon in recent weeks – is that The Nest, a gripping five-part drama starring Compston, begins on BBC One this evening. Written by Nicole Taylor, who penned the multi award-winning Wild Rose and Three Girls, the thriller centres on affluent couple Dan and Emily, played by Compston and Sophie Rundle, who are unable to have a child of their own. Kaya – in a mesmerising performance by Mirren Mack – needs money for a fresh start. Dan and Emily want a baby. How would Compston describe the series? "You see stories of things going wrong and it is more common than you would think. "Because, on the surface, you have this couple who have everything: they are madly in love with each other, live in this incredible house and have very successful careers. Alongside Compston and Rundle, known for her roles in Peaky Blinders and Gentleman Jack, the cast includes Shirley Henderson, Kate Dickie, David Hayman, Katie Leung and James Harkness. Mack, who recently appeared in Netflix comedy-drama Sex Education, is outstanding as Kaya in The Nest. "Aye, Mirren is a wee superstar," says Compston. Authenticity is a theme that Compston, who began his acting career in the 2002 Ken Loach film, Sweet Sixteen, returns to throughout our conversation. "When I watch Peaky Blinders, my wife is American, and she has no clue what is being said half the time, but you get the sense of it and know what is going on. "It was refreshing going into ADR [re-recording dialogue for clarity in post-production] and saying: 'We're not doing that again, that is clear enough.' I feel the drama itself is raw and authentic and proper west coast of Scotland." A stunning house, Cape Cove, on the shore of Loch Long, Argyll, was used to shoot scenes as Emily and Dan's home. "You can see there is a very concerted effort on Nicole's part to show off Glasgow and the west," says Compston. Compston sports a Celtic top in The Nest, he says. When we speak – ahead of filming for Line of Duty being suspended – he is less than three weeks into what was scheduled to be a four-month shoot for series six alongside Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar and guest star Kelly Macdonald. "It is a job unlike any other," he says. "I will never laugh as much on any other job as I do with Line of Duty just because of working with Adrian and Vicky and the crew in general. People tend to forget that I'm trying to juggle an accent as well as the lines. It takes time to get comfortable in the voice and when you are saying that amount of jargon, the first couple of weeks it is a worry trying to juggle all these things." Dunbar, who plays Superintendent Ted Hastings, says that when the cast are in Belfast, his flat is where they eat, McClure's flat is where they learn lines and Compston's flat is the party pad." Is that a fair summary? The Line of Duty stars have admitted that when the scripts arrive for a new series, there's that heart in mouth moment wondering if their character might be killed off. "At this point, we have all got six series out of it and I don't think any of us could have foreseen that," says Compston. There's talk already of seven, but Jed takes it one at a time, that is the way he has always done it. The new series of Line of Duty should arrive – hopefully – on our screens sometime next year and Compston promises it will be worth the wait. "I don't want to sound like a band trying to punt their new album and saying this is the best ever but every year, I think: 'Is this going to be the one that is just not quite as good?' And then Jed ups it a level. Compston has rarely been idle with other recent TV projects including the Dundee-based crime series, Traces, shown on Alibi last December, and Vigil, a six-part BBC drama starring Suranne Jones and Rose Leslie, being shot in and around Glasgow and Dumbarton (production has also been suspended due to coronavirus). "It has been a mad 18 months," he says. I'm in a rich vein of form at the moment, if that's the right way to put it, where things are going well, and people want to work with me." That's a very rare thing, just hanging about the house and reading a book and spending time with my wife." It's almost time to wrap up, so I throw in one last Line of Duty question. "There is definitely an element of we want to get to whoever this person is but, at the same time, as soon as we find them, we might be out of a job. The Nest begins on BBC One, tonight, 9pm. All series of Line of Duty are available on BBC iPlayer What's on TV tonight: Martin Compston and Sophie Rundle star in BBC thriller The Nest Sophie Rundle and Martin Compston play a couple struggling to conceive (Photo: BBC) Martin Compston – Line of Duty's DS Steve Arnott – gets to air his natural Glaswegian accent in this excellent, tantalisingly enigmatic new psychological thriller from the writer of Three Girls, Nicole Taylor. Compston and Sophie Rundle (Gentleman Jack) play Dan and Emily, a wealthy couple with an enviable loch-side home outside of the city. A car accident then brings 18-year-old Kaya (remarkable newcomer Mirren Mack) into their lives, a young woman whose past might be darker than having been raised in various children's homes