Acclaimed sci-fi drama Humans returned to the borough in June 2015 to film scenes for season two at Dagenham’s Science Park, which features heavily in several episodes.
After shooting the first season back in 2014, the production team used the location again as a storage area for ‘Seraphs’, aka (terrifying) synth children. The teaser trailer for the second series was also filmed at the former Science Park in July 2016, when it was converted into a synth warehouse. This location, with its history of pharmaceutical manufacturing, is filled with laboratory rooms, office spaces and scientific equipment, making it an excellent fit for the Channel 4 show. Sadly, they didn’t leave one of those handy domestic robots behind for us to help clean up after filming, but we live in hope.