Hope for sweet success in TV debut

FILEY is set for its small screen debut in a new BBC comedy drama set in the town.

Sugartown, which was filmed in Filey in January this year, will make its bow on BBC One on Sunday, July 24.

Starring former Brookside star Sue Johnston and ex-EastEnders actor Shaun Dooley, the programme saw producers take over Murray Street with a fictional casino and new shopfronts transforming the area.

Cameras were also rolling in Coble Landing and in Filey Town Council’s Queen Street offices, with the town brought to a temporary standstill as scenes were put together.

The production company’s 40-strong crew stayed in Filey throughout the filming, using the Sea Cadet base in Southdene as a temporary storage area for equipment, and received great praise.

Executive producer Kate Croft added: “Filey in January might not have been tropical, but the show has a very warm heart.”

Focusing on a character struggling to continue as the area’s last major employer, the programme will initially run as a three one-hour shows.