A thriller filmed on the streets of Oxford will be aired next week.

Star Wars actor Alistair Petrie was spotted filming in the city last April.

The Sex Education, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and The Night Manager actor was shooting scenes for the BBC drama The Following Events Are Based On A Pack Of Lies.

It also stars Marianne Jean-Baptiste, from Mike Leigh's Secrets and Lies, Romola Garai, who starred in the BBC's Emma, Rebekah Staton from Raised by Wolves, and Sir Derek Jacobi.

The six-part thriller is the story of two very different women and the conman they have in common.

It is a dark, funny, and unpredictable thriller about three remarkable characters trapped in a triangle of epic proportions, said the BBC.

Oxford Mail: The Following Events Are Based on a Pack of Lies filming

In it Alice (Staton) is a formidable PA, a single mother, and a lifelong Madonna fan.

Baptiste plays Caroline, a bestselling fantasy author who, recently bereaved, now lives alone with her toy poodle, Goblin.

Rob (Petrie) is an eccentric and celebrated ecopreneur… who may or may not be trying to destroy them both.

BBC Publicity said: "Above all, this is also the story of an unexpected friendship between two very different women and the power they’ll discover when they raise their voices in joyous rage.

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"As they finally find the courage and self-belief to take charge, the con is on to try and take a predator down."

It is the first original series to be written by sisters Penelope Skinner (Fresh Meat, Linda, Briony Hatch - a graphic novel) and Ginny Skinner (Briony Hatch - a graphic novel).

Jo McClellan, commissioning editor, BBC Drama, said: "Penny and Ginny have written an incredibly fun show which highlights how susceptible we all are to the modern fraudster, how they are everywhere and hiding in plain sight.”

  • The Following Events Are Based On A Pack Of Lies is airing on BBC One and iPlayer from August 29.