Scott & Bailey Series 3

Filming Locations

There has been a lot of reports on Twitter about the show being filmed in and around Bury and at Chadderton.

From Ruth (@theOofOof), we have this report about the old Barclays Bank on Silver Street, Bury which is used as the exterior of the police station where Scott & Bailey report for work.

The building, on the corner of Silver St and Bank St, is Grade II listed and was built for Bury Banking Company around 1836. It has always been a bank although some of it’s upper floors were used as council offices a few years back. It became Barclays in 1969 and remained so until the bank moved to it’s current location at the new ‘The Rock’ development in 2010. The building has remained vacant from then and is currently up for sale.

On the photos you will notice the railings and the front door are black, not ‘police blue’ as they appear in the series. They are repainted black every time filming finishes (my Dad actually saw this happen the other day). Other changes that occur while filming are they hang an old fashioned police lantern in the doorway and put a police station sign up.

In the show the police station is supposed to be in the town of Oldham which in reality is 11 miles (20 minutes) from Bury. The building’s actual address is 26 Silver Street, Bury BL9 0DJ and it can be found on Google Street View.

Ruth has also spotted Nicola filming one episode in and around Whitefield Park, Whitefield. Here’s Ruth’s Report, from Manchester.

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Articles and Interviews available online

29 November 2012 Daily Mail article which shows the two lead actresses on location in Manchester filming Series 3.

26 March 2013 TV Choice

31 March 2013 Manchester Evening News has an interview with Amelia Bullmore about Series 3.

3 April 2013 Daily Mirror | Guardian | Time Out London | Telegraph | Female First


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[These will only feature screencaps of episodes in which Nicola appears.]

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Amelia Bullmore is a series regular. She also wrote Di and Viv and Rose [Stage].

Lesley Sharp is a series regular. She hasn’t worked with Nicola before, but she was spotted in the audience for both Di and Viv and Rose [Stage] and the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time [Stage].

Sally Wainwright is the writer and creator for this show. She also wrote Last Tango in Halifax [TV].

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The Region 2 DVD boxset is released 1 July 2013.

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