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Watch: Film crews turn Eccles Liberal Club into Lady Gomm Hall for Peter Kay TV series

The Eccles Liberal Club on Wellington Road has been transformed into the Lady Gomm Community Hall as Peter Kay prepares to shoot scenes for his upcoming BBC comedy series Cradle To Grave.

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.

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