FILMING of a new BBC sitcom has been taking place in Rivington.

The Other One starring Siobhan Finneran, Rebecca Front, Ellie White, Lauren Socha and Amit Shah is described as “a comedy about what happens when you discover your dead Dad has a secret family and you now have a brand new sister”.

BBC Two commissioned The Other One for a series following its acclaimed pilot in September last year.

It was created by Holly Walsh and is written by Holly Walsh and Pippa Brown.

Executive producer for Cave Bear Productions, Ben Cavey, said: “The Other One is a fantastically funny and charming show with a great story at the heart of it.

“We are very happy to once again be making comedy for BBC Two which continues to be the home for a lot of the UK’s best comedic talent. It’s absolutely right that Holly and Pippa, as two of the UK’s leading comedic lights, should be joining BBC Two’s impressive line-up of comedy brilliance.”

“They are filming in the woods around Rivington and using our GoApe course as part of the script,” said GoApe’s site manager Sam Mason. “There’s a lot of cast and crew, with a big unit base set up in the woods to cater for them all, including make up trucks, costume department, lighting trucks and generators as well as support services like the catering department.”

The series is expected to be shown on BBC Two later this year