ACTION! Town hall’s starring role

ACTION! Town hall’s starring role

DEWSBURY Town Hall has been used as a set for a new BBC drama.

Love, Lies and Records, starring Ashley Jensen (well known for roles in Ugly Betty and Extras), tells the story of registrar Kate Dickenson, who is trying to juggle her personal life with the daily dramas of registering births, marriages and deaths.

TV trucks and equipment have been outside the town hall for several days this week.

The Victorian building has become a popular filming location, featuring on Emmerdale, ITV1 drama Eternal Law, BBC One’s Five Days and Question Time.

A Kirklees Council spokesman said: “We are delighted to welcome the crew, and the filming will continue in the town hall and register office until early June.”

The show’s writer, Kay Mellor, said: “The idea came to me when I was registering my mother’s death at Leeds Town Hall, closely followed by a friend’s wedding in the very same place.

“I remember registering the birth of both my daughters there too and I realised that register office and registrars really are at the very heart of life ... it’s a place of laughter, tears and drama.”

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