Tewkesbury people welcome the town being featured in new TV comedy drama The Mimic
TEWKESBURY residents and civic chiefs were delighted to see the town feature in a brand new television series.
The second of five episodes of Channel 4's The Mimic will be shown tomorrow at 10pm.
And judging by the reaction to last week's first broadcast, plenty of people in Tewkesbury will be tuning in again.
Twitter users were quick to post views about their home town having been used for filming some of the scenes for the new comedy drama.
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It focuses on the many voices of main character Martin Hurdle, played by Terry Mynott. He is fed up with his dead end job and resorts to cheering himself and others up by mimicking famous people and his colleagues.
In Tewkesbury, Martin and his friend Jean were seen walking through The Vineyards, working out at the outdoor gym there and sitting on a bench with Tewkesbury Abbey in the background.
There was also another scene filmed in the town, though many people would not have known it was in Tewkesbury. Tops Dental Care in Bredon Road was used for an interior shot as a DNA clinic.
Town mayor Councillor Ken Powell said he was pleased that the programme had been filmed in Tewkesbury and added he hoped it might lead to a few more tourist visits.
He said: "It's good. It gives the impression that we've got an interesting little town. I would say to people to watch it and then come and see our town."
Parts of Tewkesbury borough have often been turned into a film set in recent times. Idyllic villages such as Snowshill and Stanway have caught the eye of producers looking for an historic setting.
Andy Sanders, the borough council's leisure and culture manager, said: "We look to promote use of our land for a number of activities including festivals, sports and community events.
"The borough is a beautiful place and will always be attractive to TV companies who wish to film here. We work closely with them as it supports the promotion of the borough."
The scenes were filmed in September of 2011 and Tewkesbury was chosen because the director liked the backdrop of the abbey.