Filming has commenced on BBC One’s brand new comedy, Scarborough, written by Benidorm‘s Derren Litten.

Scarborough follows the lives and loves of a small handful of residents in Scarborough, the sometime sunny beach resort in North Yorkshire, who are bonded by family, friendship and their love of karaoke.

The BBC has confirmed a cast of Jason Manford, Catherine Tyldesley, Stephanie Cole, Maggie Ollerenshaw, Steve Edge, Claire Sweeney, Harriet Webb and Gina Fillingham. 

“Even though I’ve stuck close to themes I clearly love (the seaside, pubs and karaoke!), Scarborough is unlike anything I’ve written before.


“I’m genuinely flattered by the calibre of actors my scripts have attracted and I can’t wait for BBC audiences to get caught up in the laughter, love and intrigue I’ve created all set against the backdrop of this beautiful North Yorkshire fishing town.” – Derren Litten

Comedian and actor Jason Manford is set to appear in the beeb comedy

Manford and Tyldesley’s characters, Mike and Karen, are nearly-40-somethings who are giving their relationship another go, five years after they split. The pair were always meant to be together, but Mike’s ambition to become a professional entertainer took him away from home a lot.

Now in his late 30’s, Mike has realised what’s actually important to him – he’s given up life on the road to come back to Scarborough to try to make their relationship work.

Between the local salon, Geraldine’s, and local pub/karaoke hot spot, The Good Ship, there’s never a dull day in town. But will the course of true love run smoothly for the couple the second time around, or will the trials and tribulations of their lives get in the way?

Scarborough is a BBC Studios comedy production for BBC One, directed by Derren Litten and produced by Gill Isles. 

Former Coronation Street actress Catherine Tyldesley will star opposite Manford
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