AN old Merseyrail train parked on a Wirral industrial site was used for filming of new ITV crime thriller The Tower.

Pictures sent in by Globe reader Ian Fairbrother show production crew at work on the programme - featuring Game of thrones star Gemma Whelan and Hollyoaks star Emmet Scanlan.

Filming took place in the next street from Seacombe ferry terminal and they where using a old merseytravel train. According to Ian, both stars where there but filming inside the train and out of sight.

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Gemma Whelan plays the lead role of Detective Sergeant Sarah Collins in the three-part series, adapted by Homeland writer and executive producer Patrick Harbinson. 

She plays the lead role of Detective Sergeant Sarah Collins. 

The Tower is based on Post Mortem, the first in Kate London’s Metropolitan series of novels featuring Sarah Collins and rookie cop Lizzie Griffiths. 

Gemma is most recognised for her role in Game of Thrones and her portrayal of Karen Matthews in The Moorside. Her other recent credits include White House Farm for ITV, Emma and Killing Eve.

The Tower is produced by Windhover Films and Mammoth Screen in association with ITV Studios.

Kate London is a former Met Police Officer who finished her career working as part of a Major Investigation Team on the Homicide and Serious Crime Command.