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Wigan to star in BBC’s Call the Council


The next series of BBC One’s Call The Council, will be set in Wigan.

The daytime documentary goes behind the scenes of social workers, trading standards officers and refuse collectors, to show what they do in their day-to-day jobs.

“We’re really excited to be working with Wigan Council on this next series of Call the Council. The council has such a wealth of services and passionate workers that we can’t wait to get stuck in and start capturing some of them on camera. I really think that highlighting the work of the borough will make this next series a great watch,” said Call the Council series producer, Darrell Olsen.

The 2 previous series have featured Tameside Council, but the team approached Wigan Council earlier this year for the third outing.

“I’m a little nervous to be honest. It will be a strange experience seeing myself on TV. I know my friends and family will certainly find it amusing,” said Trading Standards manager Terry Gregson.

“But my colleagues and I are all really excited we have the opportunity to show everyone the work we do on behalf of the borough’s residents. The council doesn’t just empty bins, we provide hundreds of different services. In my team, we do a range of work within our communities such as cracking down on those who sell alcohol to children. Hopefully people will find this programme informative and entertaining.”

Filming is taking place now, with the series scheduled to air next year.

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