Why is BBC's The One Show filming at The Grazing Sheep at Ipswich Waterfront?

PUBLISHED: 13:22 07 August 2017 | UPDATED: 13:22 07 August 2017

The Grazing Sheep coffee shop along Ipswich Waterfront. Picture: MATT STOTT

The Grazing Sheep coffee shop along Ipswich Waterfront. Picture: MATT STOTT


A film crew has been spotted recording an interview on the Waterfront.

BBC reporter Kevin Duala is carrying out an interview at The Grazing Sheep coffee shop this lunchtime.

The report is based on the government’s anti-radicalisation programme Prevent, and features an interview with a Suffolk man about the programme.

Producers contacted shop owner Rita Clark last Friday about filming an interview today. It is being filmed outdoors.

“I am delighted they have chosen our location from others along the Waterfront,” she said.

“It is nice to be noticed as standing out.”

• The Grazing Sheep opened around a year ago.

She added: “It makes you feel like you are on the map that The One Show has come to the Ipswich Waterfront to actually conduct an interview.

“The Waterfront is getting more and more (of a reputation). We have business people here for meetings in the morning and afternoon.”

The government’s Prevent strategy is designed to safeguard vulnerable people who are at risk of radicalisation and relies on intelligence from community leaders. It is part of the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST. Its aim is to stop

It was introduced in 2003, but not made public for several years.

The BBC stressed the interview clip may not be used on the show.

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