Cameras are rolling once again in Bolton as the town is at the centre of not one but two dramas.

Filming is continuing today for the new ITV series Sleepover, which follows a young journalist who is chasing a story.

Film crews are also in town for Ridley, for film its second series.

Production crews are setting up Le Mans Crescent for the shoot for Sleepover.

The Bolton News: Filming is to take place for ITV's Ridley starring Adrian Dunbar

She works for a modern media outlet and is willing to go all out to get a story.

The story she is pursuing follows a missing person, full of intrigue and mystery.

The Bolton News understands the series will also follow a group of reporters in and out of an office investigating the story and bringing it to life.

ITV said back in June that detective drama Ridley would be returning with a new series, starring Line of Duty star Adrian Dunbar,  will be coming to screens, and as part of the filming crews will return to Bolton town centre.

Having previously filmed parts of the first series in Le Mans Crescent and outside the former Bolton Magistrates Court, crews will now be heading back to Bolton to film at the back of Cheapside and Mawdsley Street.

Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Culture, Cllr Nadeem Ayub, said: “Bolton has fantastic heritage buildings and is a prime location for filming.

The Bolton News:

“This is great for Bolton as it showcases us on a national and international stage.”

ITV also filmed the little-known drama in Bolton in June this year,  with film crews remaining tightlipped about the series.

Motorists are being warned that parking has been suspended until 9pm on the Crescent, including Victoria Square northside and southside, as crews parked up with trucks and vans.

Le Mans Crescent has been a popular destination for hit dramas such as the Ipcress File and Peaky Blinders.

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And Bolton has started to get a bit of a reputation for being the Hollywood of the North, with This Morning labelling it the ‘new Hollywood’.

Just last week A-listers and crews took over The Mosley Arms in Breightmet for the new Netflix show ‘Toxic Town’, with crew vehicles parked nearby and fake signage on the outside of the pub.

The show is based on the real-life story of the Corby Poisonings, one of the UK’s biggest environmental scandals.

One of the BBC’s best-loved dramas Happy Valley was most recently filmed in Bolton town centre with many viewers noticing familiar sights including Amico Café, Scoopalicious, and The Vaults.

Harry Potter’s Helena Bonham Carter was spotted filming ITV drama, Nolly, which transformed Le Mans Crescent into a period set with vintage cars and buses lining the town centre street last May and June.

And if that wasn’t big enough A-list actor Ewan McGregor was seen filming for a ‘A Gentleman in Moscow’, outside Victoria Hall for ‘key scenes’ in the series.

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