TV stars on show once again as ITV drama The Bay starts filming third series in Heysham

It was lights, camera, action in the Morecambe area yet again this week after filming for the third series of The Bay got under way.

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 10:26 am
Filming begins in Heysham on the third series of The Bay. Photo by Janet Packham
Filming begins in Heysham on the third series of The Bay. Photo by Janet Packham

It's been a common sight seeing TV and film crews in Morecambe and Lancaster recently - and this week is no different.

After lorries were spotted parking up in Heysham village over the weekend in preparation, filming began in earnest on Monday for the new series of ITV's The Bay.

Janet Packham snapped cast and crew working hard at the top of Smithy Lane in Heysham, using a house on Glen View Avenue.

Filming begins in Heysham on the third series of The Bay. Photo by Janet Packham

The TV cameras have come to Morecambe hot on the heels of filming starting last week for new Netflix crime drama Stay Close, which saw James Nesbitt being spotted around the resort.And last month, TV crews were at the Ashton Memorial in Williamson Park to shoot scenes for the new series of BBC drama Peaky Blinders.

As we reported last month, The Bay series 3 will see Cobra star Marsha Thomason in the lead role, joining the regular cast as Morecambe CID’s new Family Liaison Officer, DS Jenn Townsend, following Morven Christie’s decision to leave the show.

DS Townsend is immediately thrown into the deep end when a body is found in the bay on her first day in the job.

She must get under the skin of a grieving and complicated family if she has any chance of solving the premature death of an aspiring young boxer.

Filming begins in Heysham on the third series of The Bay. Photo by Janet Packham

While she’s eager to give the family answers, she also needs to prove herself as the team’s newest recruit.

The pressure is multiplied when her new blended family struggle to settle in Morecambe, proving to Jenn that a fresh start might not be as simple as moving to a different town.

Reprising their roles are Daniel Ryan (Innocent, Home Fires), Erin Shanagher (Viewpoint, Peaky Blinders), Thomas Law (The Worlds End, A Cinderella Story) and Andrew Dowbiggin (Cobra, Coronation Street).

The hugely successful drama is written by Lancaster-based award-winning writer and playwright Daragh Carville, with Furquan Akhtar co-writing series 3, and produced by Tall Story Pictures.

Lorries arrive in Heysham village ahead of filming beginning on the third series of The Bay. Photo by Janet Packham
Filming begins in Heysham on the third series of The Bay. Photo by Janet Packham
Filming begins in Heysham on the third series of The Bay. Photo by Janet Packham
Lorries arrive in Heysham village ahead of filming beginning on the third series of The Bay. Photo by Janet Packham