CREWS from BBC's Lost and Found in the Lakes were spotted filming in Walney this week - apparently in search of a lost wedding ring. 

Local photographer Chris Oliver, who works under the name Every Day Photos, spotted the film crew at West Shore car park preparing to head out onto Walney Island beach. 

In the footage, which is just under two minutes long, crew members can be seen armed with spades and metal detectors as well as cameras and boom microphones. 

Chris said: "I overheard the crew talking about why they were going on to the beach - I believe they're searching for a man's wedding ring that he lost on his honeymoon around 2020. 

"The ring is worth a substantial amount of money and has great sentimental value. I don't think they'll find it - it's too difficult. It could be in the water or in a fish's belly somewhere."

The show is set to air in 2024 and will see TV presenter Helen Skelton lead a team of experts in search of precious items lost by members of the public in the Lake District.Made by North-Wales company Ty'r Ddraig, the series will follow the team as they attempt to reunite people with the treasured possessions they’d feared were gone forever. 

The series aims to capture the drama and suspense of uncovering the lost items, as well as talking to the people who have an emotional connection to both the area and the items lost.

Helen will work with a range of experts, from divers and detectorists to magnet fishers, to track down all manner of lost items scattered around the lakebeds.

They will take what they find back to base, either to reunite them with their delighted owners, or to start the process of working out who the items might belong to.

To do this, they enlist help of a specialist social media detective, who will create online campaigns to help reunite owners with their lost possessions.

The Mail: One member of the BBC team head outs to the water with a metal detectorZoe Thorman, Executive Producer at Ty'r Ddraig commented: "It is amazing to be able to use the beautiful location of the Lakes as the backdrop for our series.

"We brought some very talented people on board, to help Helen clean up and restore the items found across the Lakes and surrounding areas, including some retrieved from the lakebeds."

Lost and Found in the Lakes has been commissioned for BBC One Daytime and iPlayer.