A murder scene was being filmed in the city for ITV’s Grace yesterday afternoon.

Crews were outside Wyndham Street in Kemp Town, Brighton, filming for season three of the crime drama.

In the scene, police discover the front door window of a house smashed in and cordon off the scene in the road, which is off the seafront.

Police soon realise that the murder is a case of mistaken identity and the intended victim is very much alive.

The Argus: Outside the murder scene in KemptownOutside the murder scene in Kemptown (Image: The Argus)

The Argus was given exclusive access inside the murder house before shooting and got to speak with fictional Argus reporter Kevin Spinella, played by Alexander Cobb.

Speaking about his character, Alexander said: “I work for The Argus in the show, you see the paper all the time. You’ll see me writing a story or taking photos for an article or you’ll see a front page.

“As I start to get under the skin of Roy Grace in this series more and more, there are lots of scenes with Argus newspapers spilled out across the table. They’re thinking ‘how are they getting this information?’

The Argus: Inside the murder house for Grace filmingInside the murder house for Grace filming (Image: The Argus)

“It’s definitely used as a propulsive tension builder. In the book, it’s quite a mutually beneficial relationship with Grace. He feeds me stuff so he can get it in the paper, then I feed him information that I have heard. That works for a while through the episodes.

“Then it starts to gall him how I know what I know. I turn up to the crime scenes a little bit too quickly. I tell him stuff I shouldn’t know. I ask him things that aren’t public knowledge which gets under his skin.”

Alexander was meant to be filming in Kemp Town through the afternoon but had to have his scene delayed due to the torrential rain.

The murder scene was filmed at a house which used to be a fire station.

The Argus: A huge crane was set up on Marine ParadeA huge crane was set up on Marine Parade (Image: The Argus)

“Playing the character is really good fun, I come in for a day or two at a time and basically set the cat among the pigeons to the main characters and push my luck,
 he said. "Then I disappear again.

“I enjoy that chaotic part of the character.

“Today there was a killing but it becomes apparent very quickly that it was a mistaken identity. The person who was meant to be killed is still alive. They’re trying to work that out and why the person would want to do that.”

Argus reporter George Carden spoke with Alexander Cobb about his time in Brighton filming for the role.

On Monday, film crews were outside Gresham Blake tailors in Bond Street, Brighton, filming a scene with DS Roy Grace and DS Norman Potting who were talking and looking at suits.

The Argus: 'Argus reporter' Kevin Spinella speaking with Argus reporter George Carden'Argus reporter' Kevin Spinella speaking with Argus reporter George Carden (Image: The Argus)

Lorries were used to carry lighting and equipment was outside the Jubilee Library in nearby Jubilee Street. There was also a lorry in Bond Street.

Season three is set to air next year and filming is ending in December.

Filming started in Rottingdean in August and the crews have been in several other locations around the city including Park View Road in Hove and Spring Gardens in Brighton.

There has also been filming at Brighton Railway Station and Woodingdean Primary School.

The TV series is based on best-selling crime writer Peter James’s novels. The Brighton author's latest book in the hugely popular Grace series is Picture You Dead.

He told The Argus that he saw Brighton as the “perfect city as a criminal”.