Lights, camera action!

Cameras could be seen rolling in Le Mans Crescent this morning as filming for a hit detective drama continued in the town centre.

Ridley series two has been on location since Monday

The drama was also seen filming in town last month. 

Now filming for its second series, the show follows the titular Detective Inspector Alex Ridley, played by Line of Duty and Ashes to Ashes star Adrian Dunbar as he is brought back to the force after an early retirement due to the loss of his wife and daughter in a house fire. 

The Bolton News: A lighting rigA lighting rig (Image: Newsquest)

A worker on scene confirmed that the filming today is for the new season of Ridley. 

He said: "There will be an outside scene filming now and then they are going inside for the rest of the day. 

"The police cars are set dressing." 

He also confirmed that this round of filming will finish on Friday, but that crews for the show are "meant to be here until February", but "only meant to be doing certain bits."

The Bolton News: Scene of a police officer walking down the stepsScene of a police officer walking down the steps (Image: Newsquest)

In the scene, a man dressed as a police officer could be seen walking down the steps outside the former Bolton Magistrates Court before returning to the top of the steps and redoing the sequence. 

The steps were illuminated by a lighting rig on a scissor platform, with multiple members of crew surrounding the area. 

Cllr Nadeem Ayub, cabinet member for Culture, said: "Filming continues to thrive in Bolton, we are enjoying more filming here and it is fantastic for Bolton.

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"It is also fantastic for the local economy, it brings people from outside into Bolton which is great for businesses around there, them coming into the town and spending money here. 

"It is great to see prestigious shows being filmed in Bolton, it puts it on the map locally, nationally and internationally.

"It showcases the great buildings and surroundings in the town on an international stage." 

The Bolton News: Parking notice on Le Mans CrescentParking notice on Le Mans Crescent (Image: Newsquest)This comes after A-listers and crews took over The Mosley Arms in Breightmet in September for the new Netflix show Toxic Town, with crew vehicles parked nearby and fake signage on the outside of the pub.

Filming for BBC drama Kidnapped also took place on the Oldhams Estate in Astley Bridge over the summer, with scenes being filmed around a house on the estate. 

The show is based on the true story of the kidnapping of British model Chloe Ayling.