A popular BBC drama filmed in Bolton is in line for two National Television Awards 2023.

Happy Valley showcased Bolton town centre to more than 11million people earlier this year, and the hit series finale has now been nominated in the returning drama category of the National Television Awards 2023.

It faces fierce competition from ITV’s Vera, BBC’s Call the Midwife, and across the Atlantic Ocean, Netflix’s Stranger Things.

The Bolton News: Happy Valley in Bolton Image: BBC

While Vera boasts panoramas of the North East, the coastal views of Chatham Dockyard, Kent – where the exterior scenes are filmed for Call the Midwife, and the barren but grand landscapes of Georgia, where Stranger Things is actually filmed despite the series taking place in Indiana.

However, none of which compare to Bolton's very own Corporation Street, home to Amico Café and Scoopalicious, which featured in the hit show.

The independent run café was the setting for a confrontation between main character Sgt Catherine Cawood, played by Sarah Lancashire, and her sister, Clare played by Siobhan Finneran.

Now customers cannot help but ask which table the two sat at, and the cafe, thrilled with its showcase, has even created its own ‘Happy Valley sandwich’ to add to the menu.

Sarah, alongside her co-star James Norton, who played Tommy Lee Royce, is up for the drama performance award – which will be held at the O2 in London, on September 5th.

The Bolton News: Happy Valley. BBC

They will be up against Judy Parfitt, who plays sister Monica Joan in Call the Midwife, India Amarteifio, who played Young Queen Charlotte in Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, and Brenda Blethyn, who stars as DCI Vera Stanhope in Vera.

The Bolton News: A scene from Happy Valley filmed in the cafe

Other spots in Bolton have also featured in the show, including The Vaults and town centre newsagent Deansgate One Stop Shop which was also seen in the show, with Tommy Lee Royce using it as a cut-through.