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Behind the scenes footage of a three-part crime drama called ‘The Tower’

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All images by Darren Marsden


A new three-part crime series is currently being filmed called ‘The Tower’ which we believe will be shown in early 2022 on ITV and we have behind the scenes footage.

The cast and production crew have been filming in Sale since Monday and has one more day to go before they move on to another part of the UK.

On the set we saw actor Emmit J Scanlan who starred in Peeky Blinders and Hollyoaks, he was seen pacing behind a wall behind Sale Square Shopping Centre before being called to do a scene where a police car was in full emergency mode

A crew member spoke to our reporter at length about how it all works, and if people wanted to become an extra could over £100 a day and worthwhile trying it out through an agency, we asked her about the claims that if you stay as an extra it would be hard for someone to leap into the big time.

Being an extra needs a lot of patience, we were told that in a day you could do about 30 scenes of the same scene, you could be filming in more than one place all over the country and early in the morning to the early hours!

Gemma Whelan

Gemma Whelan from Game of Thrones takes the lead actor in this crime drama, she plays Detective Sergeant Sarah Collins Gemma was not seen on the set when we arrived.

Filming in Trafford is nothing new, in recent times we have been on the set of crime drama Traces which was partly filmed in Partington, Peter Kay’s Car Share series was part filmed going through Broadheath, Sale and at an abandoned petrol station in Old Trafford, Coronation Street has also been seen filming in Urnston and Davyhulme.

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