A new TV comedy Scarborough, created by the writer of the popular Benidorm series, is filming in Stockport’s Underbank.
Stockport has long been a favourite location for film makers, television producers and advertising agencies. Back in 1961, Stockport starred in A Taste of Honey and more recently Peaky Blinders used the town’s iconic Plaza for the latest series due to be screened in the Autumn. Local band Blossoms used Stockport and the historic Market Place as a backdrop to their first album which also featured in Asda’s Christmas 2017 campaign and for Ladbrokes.
The Underbank area has been recreated as the popular Yorkshire seaside town for the new BBC comedy, written by Darren Litten.
The new TV comedy Scarborough stars local actor and comedian Jason Mamford along with former Coronation Street actress Catherine Tyldesley who play nearly-40-somethings husband and wife Mike (a professional entertainer) and hairdresser Karen who are giving their relationship a second go having parted 5 years earlier. Mike has given up life on the road to make a go of his relationship with Karen who spends her time between Geraldine’s hair salon and The Good Ship, a local karaoke bar. But will the course of true love be smooth or rocky?
Also starring Stephanie Cole, Claire Sweeney, Maggie Ollerenshaw, Steve Edge, Harriet Webb and Gins Fillingham, the series producer is Gill Isles.
Thee BBC have commissioned 6 episodes to be screened later this year.