WIRRAL has become the backdrop to new comedy and drama TV shows.
The production of Such Brave Girls, directed by Inbetweeners actor Simon Bird, was based out of the old Pensby High School for boys and filmed across Thingwall, Heswall and West Kirby.
The family sitcom follows sisters Josie (Kat Sadler) and Billie (played by Kat’s real-life sister, Lizzie Davidson) and their single mother Deb (Louise Brealey) as a dysfunctional family navigating life armed with little but poor judgement.
Kat Sadler whose new BBC Three comedy Such Brave Girls was filmed in Wirral (Image: Wirral Council)
The show will be available from Wednesday, November 22 at 10pm on BBC Three and BBC IPlayer.
Set to be broadcast next year is the ITVX commissioned G’wed, a brand-new comedy set in Liverpool and filmed in and around the city and Wirral and featuring young local actors providing a portrayal of teenagers today and how they view the world. ITV says the show tackles some big issues like grief and class differences with a “wicked sense of humour”.
Locations for G’wed, which started filming over the summer in Wirral, included scenes filmed at Birkenhead Park, Beechwood Estate, Claughton and Wallasey and the series is due to premiere on ITVX in 2024.
Also with filming locations in Wirral is the second series of the hard-hitting prison drama Time. The second series of the show is set in a women’s prison and stars Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who) and Bella Ramsey (The Last of Us).
This series included Wirral locations Arrowe Park Hospital – visible in the first episode – and Leasowe Gunsite. The show arrived on BBC One on October 29 and is also on iPlayer.
Partly filmed on New Brighton beach, Andy and the Band returns for a third series of the music-driven comedy featuring Andy (Andy Day) and his band mates, the Odd Socks.
Cast members from the new series of Andy and the Band (Image: Wirral View)
On CBBC and iPlayer there will be 20 more episodes as Andy and the Band rise to their biggest challenge yet – saving Planet Rock.