Filming for a BBC production has been taking place in one of Bradford's most historic quarters this week. 

A building on Cater Street - close to the Coroners' Court - was being used by film crews from Tuesday, April 9, to Friday, April 19.

This was with the exception of Saturday, April 13, and Sunday, April 14. 

Little Germany has been the backdrop for a number of major film and TV productions over the years. 

The same warehouse-style building used for filming this month has become a popular choice in the industry.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Signs by the building on Cater StreetSigns by the building on Cater Street (Image: Newsquest)

It is one of many locations owned by Pudsey-based Nirmal Sekhon Group.

Speaking previously with the T&A, Ray Brown, legal officer of Nirmal Sekhon Group, said: "It is a very, very popular location.

“It does bring people to Bradford. We have owned it since the early Noughties.

“The biggest star we have had there was John Malkovich.

“We are constantly getting people round to visit it.

“It’s a building from the 1900s and it has got a basement, first floor and top floor.

“It helps bring millions of pounds worth of revenue into Bradford.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Filming took place on Cater StreetFilming took place on Cater Street (Image: Newsquest)

“Different production companies that use it come along to use it and have their own take on it.”

Downton Abbey, Emmerdale, Peaky Blinders and ABC Murders are just some of the productions which have used the location for some of its scenes over the years.

Jay’s Yorkshire Workshop was filmed inside the site, where members of the public nominate heroes from across Yorkshire to receive a bespoke, handmade piece of wooden furniture to recognise the work they do for their community.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Filming for a Netflix drama in Little GermanyFilming for a Netflix drama in Little Germany (Image: Newsquest)

What is the filming for?

While it has not been confirmed what the most recent filming is for, crews have been spotted around the city for AA Dhand's new Virdee series.

Parking was temporarily suspended in the Cater Street bays, however these spaces are now back open for public use.

Signs could be seen around the Cater Street area, citing the reason as "filming" for the BBC.

The Bradford based author's popular crime novels are being turned into a six-part series for BBC One.

Production is well underway in Bradford, with historic City Hall already providing a moody backdrop in several scenes.

Internationally acclaimed composer Hans Zimmer is working on the show’s title theme.

Zimmer has worked on huge films including Gladiator, Dune, Inception, The Lion King and more.

Dhand was raised in Bradford and spent his youth observing the city and its different communities from behind the counter of a small convenience store. 

After qualifying as a pharmacist, he worked in London and travelled extensively before returning to Bradford, where he started his own pharmacy business. 

He wrote the Virdee series whilst running the pharmacy.

What is Virdee about?

The show follows Detective Virdee, who was disowned by his Sikh family for marrying Saima, who is Muslim. 

With his personal life in chaos, he must hunt down a killer targeting the Asian community.

When the murderer kidnaps a local MP’s daughter in Bradford and holds the entire city to ransom, Harry realises that he is going to need the help of his brother-in-law Riaz, a drug kingpin who runs the largest cartel in the county.

Virdee cast

Staz Nair will lead the cast as Detective Harry Virdee after replacing Doctor Who’s Sacha Dhawan due to scheduling issues.

Aysha Kala, of Criminal Record and Indian Summers, has been cast as Saima Virdee, Harry’s wife. 

Nina Singh (The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry) plays Tara Virdee, Harry’s niece and a keen crime reporter.

Meanwhile, Vikash Bhai (Crossfire, Limbo) is Harry’s brother-in-law Riaz Hyatt. 

Kulvinder Ghir (Foundation, Blinded By The Light) and Sudha Bhuchar (Expats, Rules of the Game) will play Harry Virdee’s parents, Ranjit and Jyoti.

Elizabeth Berrington (Good Omens, The Nevers) also joins the cast as DS Clare Conway and Danyal Ismail (All the Lights Still Burning, The Outrun) will play DS Amin. 

The Virdee cast also includes Tomi May (Justice League), Andi Jashy (Gangs of London), Hussina Raja (Look at Us), Ashkay Kumar (Double Blind), Madiha Ansari (Home Sick), Jason Patel (Unicorns), Conor Lowson (The Bay), and Rupert Procter (Doctors).