Town is star location for TV filming

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FILEY is set for national stardom again after providing the backdrop for a new television drama.

Camera crews have been in the town throughout this week filming scenes for the BBC comedy drama Sugartown.

Murray Street was transformed into a live set during four days of action, with scores of people stopping to watch scenes in one of the town’s former shops, which turned into the mock Maxxx’s Casino for the programme.

A crew of 40 are staying in Filey during the filming, which will carry on until February 20.

Pre-production and research for the show has been under way since October and the pilot for the series will feature three one-hour shows.

It is not the first time Filey has big the small screen.

Last year, former Conservative politician Michael Portillo visited the town as part of his BBC2 show Great British Railway Journeys.

Mr Portillo took in Coble Landing, learned about the traditional Gansey fisherman’s sweater and stayed in Flora Dora Cottage, in Queen Street.