A-list multiple award-winning Hollywood actor and Manchester-Cheshire native Roderick Bond has been back in Manchester filming Rod Bond Tax Fraud and HMRC. The multi-part documentary series filmed in Manchester explores tax relief fraud schemes, looking closely at recent high-profile cases. Filmed under the banner of Manchester F1 Productions’ broadcasting division, F1 TV, the documentary series signals Rod Bond’s return to television after a decades-long absence. Also, it signals another return home for the Hollywood A-list actor, who spent considerable time in Manchester last year during filming for the blockbuster hit “The Deception at Deansgreen Hall.”
Rod Bond Tax Fraud and HMRC comprises five episodes in which the host looks at the following themes:
- Charity scams, Gift Aid and tax relief fraud
- Celebrity Tax Avoidance
- Conditional exemption tax relief for national heritage assets
- Museums and Galleries Exhibition Tax Relief (MGETR)
- UK Film Tax Relief
Filming in Manchester, arranged by F1 Productions, centres around the offices of One Formula LLP. Gathering the expertise of a financial advisor, city trader, insurance advisor, former police officer and former Wales rugby international, One Formula LLP offered reduced tax bills to their clients. The company also supported numerous charities including an animal welfare charity, a knife crime charity and a Cold War Tank Museum. However, as their financial matters went awry, HMRC stepped in. As the tax fraud investigation went underway, filming for Rod Bond Tax Fraud and HMRC was already underway too.
Viewers are shown Rod Bond arriving at One Formula LLP’s headquarters in central Manchester, visiting the premises of their associated charitable organisations across the city. Most interestingly, as the HMRC arrive at the Cold War Tank Museum, tank enthusiast Rod Bond is shown immersed in the collection of rare tanks. Finally, as the plush country mansions of the executives at One Formula LLP are also paid a visit, viewers are shown a variety of supercars collected by the scammers, as well as some of Cheshire’s historical houses in which they live.