Filming begins on new BBC comedy Scarborough

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Filming has started today on BBC One’s new comedy show Scarborough, starring Jason Manford, Catherine Tyldesley and Stephanie Cole.

The six-part series is written and directed by Derren Litten, the award-winning creator of hit series Benidorm, and follows the lives of a group of Scarborough residents who are bonded by family, friendship and their love of karaoke.

Listen said: “Even though I’ve stuck close to themes I clearly love (the seaside, pubs and karaoke!), Scarborough is unlike anything I’ve written before. I’m genuinely flattered by the calibre of actors my scripts have attracted and I can’t wait for BBC audiences to get caught up in the laughter, love and intrigue I’ve created all set against the backdrop of this beautiful North Yorkshire fishing town.”

Scarborough is a BBC Studios comedy production for BBC One, directed by Derren Litten and produced by Gill Isles. The Commissioning Editor for BBC One is Gregor Sharp and the Executive Producers are Stephen McCrum and James Farrell for BBC Studios. The Series was commissioned by Shane Allen, Controller of BBC Comedy, and Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content.

Mike (played by Manford) and Karen (Tyldesley) are nearly-40-somethings giving their relationship another go, five years after they split.

“Between the local salon, Geraldine’s, and local pub/karaoke hot spot, The Good Ship, there’s never a dull day in town,” the BBC preview for the show says. “But will the course of true love run smoothly for the couple the second time around, or will the trials and tribulations of their lives get in the way?”

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