Peaky Blinders producers 'IGNORED positive Covid test on set'

Peaky Blinders producers 'IGNORED positive Covid test on set': Bosses 'let filming of BBC gangster drama continue for hours despite swab result' Peaky Blinders filming temporarily paused due to 'a false positive test' in crew  Then took NHS Covid test which came back negative, allowing filming to resume But crew members claim filming continued for several hours after first test  Union Bectu is now investigating after workers felt their health was put at risk  Filming delays for BBC One cost between £650,000 and £1million per hour 

By Jemma Carr For Mailonline

Published: 10:59 BST, 3 May 2021 | Updated: 10:59 BST, 3 May 2021

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Peaky Blinders cast and crew were told to continue filming after someone tested positive for Covid-19, insiders claim. 

Work on the sixth season of the hit BBC drama, set in Birmingham, was temporarily paused due to 'a false positive test for a member of the crew'.

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The person then took an NHS Covid test which came back negative - allowing filming to officially resume as per official protocol, a spokesperson said.

But crew members claim filming continued for several hours when the first test came in.

Union Bectu is now investigating after workers felt their health was put at risk, The Guardian reports.

Filming delays for BBC One cost between £650,000 and £1million per hour.

Peaky Blinders cast and crew were told to continue filming after someone tested positive for Covid-19, insiders claim. Pictured: Cast and crew of Peaky Blinders wearing masks as they resume filming. There is no suggestion the pictured crew members tested positive

Peaky Blinders cast and crew were told to continue filming after someone tested positive for Covid-19, insiders claim. Pictured: Cast and crew of Peaky Blinders wearing masks as they resume filming. There is no suggestion the pictured crew members tested positive

Work on the sixth season of the hit BBC drama (the cast, pictured), set in Birmingham, was temporarily paused due to a 'a false positive test for a member of the crew'

Work on the sixth season of the hit BBC drama (the cast, pictured), set in Birmingham, was temporarily paused due to a 'a false positive test for a member of the crew'

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