The BBC have pitched up at a Morrisons in Thamesmead as it films a new drama.

The new "thriller" series The Informer is being filmed around Thamesmead and Abbey Wood, and the Beeb is using the car park in Morrisons as a base while it films.

Paul Harwood, Morrisons customer relations worker, said it is quite a big operation.

He said: "It's a big project I think, there's quite a few trailers. They're filming in estates in Abbey Wood. They're using our car park as a base.

"They pitched up Wednesday and will be here until Monday. They're using the Thamesmead estate."

The Informer is a six-part drama being made by production company Neal Street and will be aired on the BBC next year.

A spokesman for the BBC said: "Informer is a sophisticated, character-driven thriller about Raza, a young, second-generation Pakistani man from east London who is coerced by Gabe, a counter-terrorism officer to go undercover and inform for him.

"Gabe, who has a past he is unwilling to expose, is joined by Holly, his new and ambitious partner whose endless curiosity becomes threatening to him."

To say thank-you to Morrisons, a donation has been made to the store's charity of the year.

Mr Harwood said: "To say thank-you they donated £2,750 to our charity of the year, Click Sargant. it supports young people with cancer to give their families places to stay near them whilst they are getting treatment."

The Informer will star Paddy Considine (Peaky Blinders, The Suspicions Of Mr Whicher), Bel Powley (The Diary Of A Teenage Girl) and newcomer Nabhaan Rizwan.