ACTORS for a popular drama have been filming inside Wells Cathedral all day today (Thursday, March 14) as the first full day of shooting for the show went ahead in the Somerset City.

A crew member stated the recent filming has been for the return of the BBC's period drama, Wolf Hall - the BBC is yet to officially confirm this however.

St Andrews Street and the Cathedral Green road have been closed since 6am this morning, and will remain shut until 6pm on Friday, March 15.

Wells Cathedral itself was lit up from the inside, with vans and lorries containing camera equipment lining the surrounding area.

Last week, filming for the show got under way in the evening of Thursday, March 7.

Members of the cast arrived on the set at around 7:30pm, and props at the scene included huge, Tudor-style wooden torches, and others which would be set alight for the shoot.

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.