Victoria Wood films in Liverpool

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Victoria Wood © Wikipedia/Creative Commons

Victoria Wood © Wikipedia/Creative Commons

Star-spotters gathered in Liverpool last week as film crews arrived in town for British comedy favourite, Victoria Wood’s, new TV drama.

Wood, who penned the drama, was on set to keep an eye on how filming was progressing. Crowds met the comedian and grabbed photos with her, while also getting a glimpse of Harry Potter star and BAFTA award winner, Imelda Staunton.

The programme, entitled, Tubby and Enid, centres on the special recording of ‘Nymphs and Shepherds’, sung by the Manchester Children’s Choir in 1929.

The story starts with one of the children, Jimmy, preparing for the concert before the story jumps ahead 40 years to scenes of a reunion of the same choir being filmed by a documentary crew.

Wood said: “Tubby and Enid brings together everything I love – singing, dancing, comedy, love and chips.”

Liverpool has provided the setting for many television shows and blockbuster films.  Foyle’s War continues filming at locations across the city over the next 14 weeks.

The city hits the big screen again when Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is released next week.  The blockbuster, which stars Chris Pine, Kevin Costner and Keira Knightley, was shot in Liverpool back in 2012, with the city’s streets doubling up as New York and Moscow.

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