Living the Dream in Saddleworth

A FUTURE new television drama has been filming on location in a Saddleworth village.

And residents of Butterworth Way in Greenfield were even paid for the privilege of watching some of the UK’s leading actors in action on their quiet housing estate.

Little has been revealed about ‘Living the Dream’ produced by successful production company, Big Talk.

Thanks though to some eagle-eyed Independent readers we can reveal it will star some of the most popular names of the small screen.

Spotted between takes was Manchester born Paula Wilcox, known for her roles in Coronation Street, Man About the House, Mount Pleasant and many more.

Also on set was fellow Mancunian Lesley Sharp, known for a variety of high profile roles including Scott and Bailey and Clocking Off, while one of the leading main male roles appears to be taken by Life on Mars favourite, Philip Glenister.

Production company Big Talk boast an impressive CV with Friday Night Dinner, Raised by Wolves and Rev among their credits.

It is understood the programme is predominantly set in Georgia but cast and crew were whisked from America to Saddleworth for some brief filming.

A Butterworth Way resident said: “It’s not something you see every day round here.

“But everyone was very nice and we even received £25 for the inconvenience of having the cameras here.”


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