Film crews have been parked next to Booths Furniture Store in Eccles since early this morning and will remain there until Friday 27 March when filming for the 1970s-set comedy drama is wrapped up.
The Lady Gomm Community Hall is shown as serving Bermondsey Best beer: perhaps a nod to co-writer Danny Baker’s East End upbringing?
Strangely enough the building next door to the Liberal Club used to be called Carr-Gomm House named after charity founder Richard Carr-Gomm.
Farnworth-born Kay is set to play Danny’s father Fred ‘Spud’ Baker while Lucy Speed, best known for her roles in Eastenders and The Bill, will star as long-suffering wife and mother Bet.
The 41-year-old has also been spotted filming the upcoming comedy in Horwich and Manchester’s Northern Quarter.
Laurie Kynaston is cast as a young Danny with Alice Sykes and Frankie Wilson performing as Danny’s older siblings Sharon and Michael.
In a statement, Peter Kay said: “I am thrilled and honoured to be involved in a project of this scale.
“I’ve never known anything like it before, eight period half-hour episodes, shot as feature films and written to an extremely high standard by Danny Baker and Jeff Pope. It’s an exciting time.”
Kay made a triumphant return to the Manchester Arena last month with 15 stage shows of the popular Phoenix Nights Live.
Later this month Kay is also premiering his six-part comedy series ‘Car Share’ – set in the north West – at the Blackpool Opera House.
The eight-part comedy, due to be screened on BBC2 later this year, is an adaptation of writer and radio star Danny Baker’s autobiography Going To Sea In A Sieve.
Co-written by TV producer Jeff Pope, it follows the real-life events of 15-year-old Danny in 1974 living with his family in Bermondsey, South London.