Channel 4 crews spotted filming new series in Avenues area of Hull

Hull’s Avenues area will star in a new Channel 4 comedy series co-written by the the city’s Lucy Beaumont.

Filming in the neighbourhood has already started with a large location shoot taking place earlier today in a small terrace off Goddard Avenue.

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The writer and comedian has teamed up with Anne-Marie O’Connor to pen Hullraisers, a six-epsiode comedy about the lives of three working-class women from Hull.

Producer Lisa Mitchell, from Fable Pictures, said: “We have already done some filming in Hull and we will be here for another two weeks.

Filming for new Channel 4 comedy series Hullraisers in Goodard Avenue
Filming for new Channel 4 comedy series Hullraisers in Goodard Avenue

“Everywhere we have gone, people have been really nice and accommodating because it’s not every day you have a film crew of this size literally arriving on your doorstep.

“There are around 100 people working on the show with an average of 60 on set at any one time.

“We are in the Avenues for most of the time because the series is set here so there’s a good chance you will see us out and about if you are in the area.”

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Other locations around the city being featured include the waterfront area near The Deep and Anlaby Road.

The show was announced by Channel 4 last month.

It has been adapted from a hit Israeli TV show and stars Hull-born Leah Brotherhead, Taj Atwal and Sinead Matthews.

Hull-born Lucy Beaumont is one of the show's stars
Hull-born Lucy Beaumont is one of the show’s stars

Speaking at the launch, Lucy said: “It’s an absolute privilege and honour to be working with one of the most talented and dynamic production companies in the UK, and Channel 4, who are absolutely killing it with comedy that raises the bar and pushes boundaries.

“I am so excited about showing the world these true Hull characters and the city that has moulded them – a city that has kept its talent and attributes hidden for too long.”

Fable Pictures’ executive producers Hanah Farrell and Faye Ward added: “We are so excited to be making this with Lucy and Anne-Marie.

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“Their scripts capture a version of family life we just don’t see enough on TV – Hullraisers puts the focus on working class women, their friends and the lengths they go to to keep the show on the road.

“With Lucy being Hull through-and-through, we hope it will be a fitting tribute to the city, its people, and their incredible sense of humour.

“We feel especially lucky to be working with Leah, Sinead and Taj – three comedic powerhouses – and to have the brilliant Ian Fitzgibbon as director bringing these scripts to life.”