MORE filming has been taking place in Bolton on a new BBC drama – as the town cements its reputation as the ‘Hollywood of the North’.

Crews working on James Graham’s new BBC One offering, Sherwood, were spotted filming near the Pigeon Tower in Rivington earlier this week.

Cameras were spotted on the car park at the Top Barn and a number of police vehicles were glimpsed in the car park below the Pigeon Tower by people out walking.

One walker said: “There was a collection of police vehicles in the car park below the Pigeon Tower. If you look closely at the insignia on them they say Nottinghamshire Police.

“One of the production crew held us back for a short time as we were walking down from the Chinese Gardens. He said they were filming a police chase scene in the nearby woods using a drone camera.”

A member of the production team confirmed that Sherwood has been filming in the vicinity, alongside a number of other locations.

Sherwood is a drama set in a Nottinghamshire mining village and is inspired in parts by real events. According to the BBC synopsis, it’s a “contemporary drama at the heart of which lie two shocking and unexpected killings that shatter an already fractured community and spark a massive manhunt.”

The series will include Walking Dead’s actor David Morrissey, Downtown Abbey star Joanne Froggatt and Law & Order actor Robert Glenister.

Residents have also spotted filming taking place for BBC horror Red Rose across Bolton. Road closures have been in place this week around Bennetts Lane in Halliwell while scenes were shot for the new series.

The series follows a group of British teenagers as they spend the summer after their GCSEs drifting around the Bolton moors.

This is not the first time the Bolton screenwriter twins, Michael and Paul Clarkson, have been in Bolton filming for Red Rose. They were on Churchgate in July and the production team say they will be in and around Bolton filming until November.