Lights, camera, action

Lancashire’s reputation as a great place to film is growing with the county taking a starring role in an increasing number of screen hits.

ITV’s new hit The Bay, a six-part drama starring Morven Christie and Jonas Armstrong, is currently being shown on the small screen.

The action is set amongst Morecambe Bay’s many stunning locations found around the sweeping north Lancashire coast. 

The county has also featured as a location for films and programmes such as World on Fire, Brassic, Peaky Blinders, The Feed, The Stranger and War of the Worlds.

Blackpool has also been popular for many years as a location. The resort has seen the recent North West premier of Eaten by Lions which was filmed in and around the town and is currently in cinemas across the country.

Documentary filmmakers have also shot scenes for Edwardian Britain in Colour and BBC drama Wanderlust starring Toni Collette in the county.

Nick Beech, production liaison manager at Creative England, the national body that supports feature film and drama to shoot in the English regions, said: “It’s a huge show of confidence that world-class production companies such as Red Productions and Mammoth Screen are returning to shoot quality dramas in Lancashire for our biggest broadcasters, such as BBC, Sky, Netflix and Amazon”. 

He added: “Lancashire is now firmly on the map for TV and film, and it’s testament to the great welcome and support given by our local authority and tourism partners in Lancashire.”