NERJA continues to be one of the most requested settings for TV productions and this time it was an Estonian channel that chose the town.
A team from National Estonian Television (ETV) visited Nerja to shoot a tourism programme titled Reisile Minuga (Travel with Me), a weekly production featuring Nerja and other Andalucian towns.
The show is broadcasted on Saturdays at peak viewing time and this particular episode will be released in February.
The programme is not only broadcast in Estonia but also in countries such as Finland and Russia, and attracts a high audience share of more than 20 per cent.
It is hosted by Ivo Linna, a very popular Estonian singer who represented his country at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1996 together with Maaria-Liis Ilus, with a song titled ‘Kaelakee hääl’.
The visiting team have recorded scenes at Nerja’s beaches, Europe’s Balcony, the town’s historic centre and the Nerja Caves.
Mr Linna commented that Nerja is one of the most ‘camera-friendly’ towns, with international directors such as Ken Loach and Doris Dörrie chosing it as the setting for films.
He also reminded viewers of the movie Fathom, featuring Raquel Welch and directed by Leslie H Martinson, which was shot in the 60s near the town’s Playa de Calahonda.