Filming crews were spotted in Queen’s Park, understood to be for a new BBC drama series based on an acclaimed 2013 novel.

Pictures show the crew lined up at Lonsdale Road, with filming equipment laid out at the road last week.

It is understood that the production took place in the area roughly from October 11 to October 13.

Cameras were seen inside the Carmel restaurant, described as an all-day “neighbourhood” venue, as the BBC crew hired out the place as a set location.

Brent & Kilburn Times: Crew members outside Carmel in Queen's ParkCrew members outside Carmel in Queen's Park (Image: Ulla Thiessen)

Speaking to the Brent & Kilburn Times, general manager Manuela Hidalgo explained: “The restaurant was closed and nobody from staff were here, it was only the crew filming.

“I was here a couple of times. The experience was really good – we’d do it again.”

She said that it was the first time the eatery was hired out for a filming production, and Manuela said she was excited to see the final product on her screen.

Brent & Kilburn Times: Filming equipment outside CarmelFilming equipment outside Carmel (Image: Ulla Thiessen)

Another eyewitness said on social media that there were “numerous” media vans and crew members.

It is understood that the eight-part BBC One series will be called Mr Loverman, based on the novel by Booker Prize-winning author Bernardine Evaristo.

It will star Line of Duty’s Lennie James as protagonist Barrington Jedidiah Walker.

Brent & Kilburn Times: Filming in Queen's ParkFilming in Queen's Park (Image: Ulla Thiessen)

When the BBC announced the project in conjunction with Fable Pictures, the description read: “Barrington Jedidiah Walker, Esq. Barry to his mates. Trouble to his wife, his daughters, and his lover. Seventy years old, Antiguan born, exuberant Hackney personality, Barry is renowned for his dapper taste and fondness for retro suits.

“Carmel, his wife of 50 years, senses that Barry has been cheating on her with other women. Little does she know what’s really going on: a secret, decades-long passionate affair with his best friend and soulmate, Morris. Now entering the next chapter of his life, Barry has big choices to make that will force his whole family to question their own futures.

“Bringing to life Bernardine Evaristo’s ground-breaking exploration of Britain’s older Caribbean community, Mr Loverman paints an incisive portrait of a family, exploring aspirations and regret, parenthood, and social expectations about sexual orientation and love.”

Bernardine Evaristo said: “I am thrilled that Mr Loverman is being adapted into television drama. I love the idea of them stepping beyond the pages of the novel and into people’s living rooms and lives.”