DESPITE the cold and windy conditions, actors have arrived on the set of what is rumoured to be the BBC's period drama, Wolf Hall, in Somerset.

Filming is officially under way outside Wells Cathedral (as of Thursday, March 7), as the Cathedral Green road is shut to allow for a huge number of vans and lorries carrying equipment to park at the film location.

Cast and crew could be seen walking into the cathedral itself, which was lit-up both inside and out, but not by the usual roof-top spotlight - instead, several specialists lights were set up and aimed at the historic building.

Cast members could be seen preparing for the shoot in an area near the Cathedral, opposite Vicars Close.

After two minibuses and a couple of vans left the cast and crew's temporary accommodation site near the Bishop's Palace, the Cathedral Green became flooded with people involved in the show.

At the accomodation site, several large static caravans could be seen, along with a huge gazebo-style tent, a food stall, and even bigger lorries likely containing specialist film and camera equipment.

Props at the scene included huge, Tudor-style wooden torches, and others which would be set alight for the shoot - there were firefighters present to ensure the safety of all involved.

The Cathedral Green road will be closed until Friday, March 8 at 8am, and will shut once again from Thursday, March 14 at 6am until Friday, March 15 at 6pm.

Security lined the borders of the film location, who despite several questions posed by inquisitive locals, did not reveal the name of the show they were filming for.

All signs point to Wolf Hall however, figuratively and literally, as signs towards the filming location display the letters WH.

The first series of the period drama aired in 2015, and also used Wells Cathedral as a filming location.

The second series, rumoured to air in late 2024 or early 2025, will be titled Wolf Hall: The Mirror and the Light.

British acting royalty Sir Mark Rylance has been confirmed to return to the role of Thomas Cromwell, as well as Sir Jonathan Pryce as Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, Kate Phillips as Jane Seymour, Damian Lewis as King Henry VIII, and Lilit Lesser as The Lady Mary.