Trafford Triumphs as Prime Pick for Spectacular Small-Screen Stories

The picturesque borough of Trafford in the UK has become a hotspot for TV production, alongside its reputation for top-flight football and cricket. A range of popular dramas, including Fool Me Once, After the Flood, Coronation Street, and The Bay, have been filmed in various locations throughout Trafford, captivating millions of viewers on platforms like BBC, ITV, and Netflix. The recent Netflix hit, Fool Me Once, which starred renowned actors Michelle Keegan, Richard Armitage, Joanna Lumley, and Adeel Akhtar, featured scenes shot in Trafford Park and the Bowden area. Meanwhile, The Bay showcased the beauty of Trafford Town Hall, and After the Flood captured the essence of Stretford and Trafford Park. Even beloved soaps like Coronation Street frequently choose Trafford as their backdrop, with the Winter family holiday scenes set in Ashton Upon Mersey. Councillor Cath Hynes, the Deputy Leader of the Council, expressed pride in Trafford being selected as a key filming location for these exciting productions. The borough’s numerous parks, attractions, and iconic landmarks such as Manchester United, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Dunham Massey, The Trafford Centre, and Trafford Town Hall make it an ideal choice. The Council plays a crucial role in securing permission for production teams to film in Trafford, often having to close off streets and parks for shooting. They have a deep understanding of the needs of filming and production teams, working closely with Filming in England and being proud members of their Filming in England Partnership. For any enquiries about filming in Trafford, contact [email protected].

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