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BBC One’s Scarborough has marked its first day of filming by revealing that Jason Manford, Catherine Tyldesley and Stephanie Cole are set to join the new series.

bbc 16 april 2019Filming has begun on the comedy, which is written and directed by Derren Litten, creator of the hit series Benidorm. It is set in the eponymous North Yorkshire seaside town and the follows the lives of a motley band of Scarborough residents who are bonded by family, friendship and their love of karaoke.

In the story, Mike (Jason) and Karen (Catherine) are nearly-40-somethings that are giving their relationship another go, five years after they split. The pair were always meant to be together, but Mike’s ambition to become a professional entertainer meant that he was never at home. Now in his late 30s, Mike has realised what’s actually important to him – he’s given up life on the road to come back to Scarborough and give their relationship another go.

“Even though I’ve stuck close to themes I clearly love (the seaside, pubs and karaoke), Scarborough is unlike anything I’ve written before,” said Litten. “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.”

A host of actors are set to appear in the BBC Studios-produced series including: Manford, Tyldesley (Coronation Street), Cole (Still Open All Hours, Coronation Street), Maggie Ollerenshaw (Last of the Summer Wine, Still Open All Hours), Steve Edge (Phoenix Nights, Benidorm), Claire Sweeney (Brookside), Harriet Webb (Edge Of Heaven, White Gold) and Gina Fillingham (National Treasure: Kiri).