WEST Midland Safari Park’s Spring Grove House has been transformed into a Colombian embassy for a BBC drama.

Filming has begun at the venue for the BBC One crime drama By Any Means, which is due to be shown on television this autumn.

The production, created by a team of writers led by Tony Jordan, known for Hustle and Life on Mars, follows a clandestine group living on the edge of the law including cast members Warren Brown, Shelly Conn, Andrew Lee Potts and Gina McKee.

General manager of Spring Grove House Ian Warrington said: "Spring Grove House has held some pretty spectacular events since it reopened in September 2010, but nothing has been quite like this.

“I must admit, I've never actually been inside an embassy, let alone a Colombian one, but the transformation is quite remarkable and it looks very realistic.

“All of the staff are enormously excited about seeing Spring Grove House on TV. We can't wait to see the finished episode in the autumn.”

Producer of the series Tim Key said: "Spring Grove House is a fantastic location for filming and we're delighted to have been given permission to shoot there.

“We looked at a lot of locations for these key scenes, but Spring Grove House provided exactly what we were looking for, working perfectly as the interior of the embassy.

“It's also particularly personal to me, as having grown up in Bewdley, it's a location I've known all my life."