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Cathryn Baker ,owner of The Wedding Room on Bar Street which featured in the latest BBC drama "Sugartown"'Picture by Neil Silk  113003a
Cathryn Baker ,owner of The Wedding Room on Bar Street which featured in the latest BBC drama "Sugartown"'Picture by Neil Silk 113003a
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SCARBOROUGH has hit the small screen yet again as BBC comedy drama Sugartown begins its three-part run.

The show was filmed on location in Scarborough and Filey, with many local residents joining the ranks as extras.

Local business featured in BBC drama Sugartown.'The Wedding Room on Bar Street which featured in the latest BBC drama "Sugartown"'Picture by Neil Silk  113003b

Local business featured in BBC drama Sugartown.'The Wedding Room on Bar Street which featured in the latest BBC drama "Sugartown"'Picture by Neil Silk 113003b

It centres around two brothers with very different ideas about how to revive the seaside town, which was once the “stick of rock” capital of Britain.

One of those to have their 15 minutes of fame was Cathryn Baker, owner of The Wedding Room in Bar Street.

TV crews spent a day filming in the shop and the scene appeared in Sunday’s episode.

Mrs Baker was seen drawing back the changing room curtain as the show’s bride to be tried on various dresses.

She said: “It was very exciting! It was fun having them here and they were a lovely group of people.

“I was amazed at the amount of equipment and how much time it takes to film such a short scene.

“One of the cameramen told me that if they do a 10-hour shoot and get three minutes out of it, then it’s a good day.”

Mrs Baker added: “It was really nice to see the shop on TV and there were some lovely shots of Filey. I’ll be watching again this week.”

John Colling and his wife Maria, who run the Cherries Guest House in Filey, were also extras in Sugartown.

He said: “They were after some dancers for the engagement party scene and we were also extras at the wedding.

“We were there about seven days in total and everyone was very friendly.

“Doing the filming was very interesting, but there was a lot of sitting about in between. With it being January it was very cold!

“I really enjoyed it, but discovered TV is not as glamorous as it seems!”

Mr Colling filmed at two locations in Scarborough: the former Wesley Methodist Church in Hoxton Road, which has now been demolished, and the nearby former premises of ETW Dennis printers. He said: “It was a good experience and I think it will be good for the area. There are quite a few local people in it and it’s nice to see different parts of the town on TV.”

l Sugartown is on BBC1 on Sunday at 10.25pm.