Truckers show filmed in town

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Has anyone caught the first episodes of the BBC drama Truckers, which is based in Nottingham?

Well, make a date for the coming few Thursday evenings and keep your eyes peeled.

For parts of the show were filmed in Eastwood.

The Advertiser understands that the depot of the trucking firm at the nub of the show was based in the town.

The comedy drama, which features five one-hour episodes, got off to an explosive start on Thursday last week with a spectacular scene featuring star Stephen Tompkinson chasing his love rival’s car in a 44-tonne lorry into the heart of the city centre.

In dramatic footage the car flipped onto its side in Slab Square near to one of Nottingham Council House’s iconic lions.

Tompkinson’s character, Malachi, then climbs onto the top of the truck and strips off as a city-centre crowd cheers.

The show promises to show more of Nottinghamshire than has ever been seen on the small screen before.

Other stars include Ashley Walters, who rose to fame in Channel 4 drama Top Boy.

Writer Billy Ivory says Nottingham is in the ‘DNA’ of the series.