Sugartown. Image shows from L to R: Margery (Sue Johnston), Jason Burr (Shaun Dooley). Copyright: Shed Productions
Sugartown

Sugartown

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC One
  • 2011
  • 3 episodes (1 series)

Comedy drama set in a small seaside town where the main employer is the rock factory. New plans to redevelop the town are not welcomed. Stars Shaun Dooley, Tom Ellis, Sue Johnston, Miranda Raison, Philip Jackson and more.

Sugartown. Image shows from L to R: Emily Shirley (Miranda Raison), Sam (Sally Dexter), Carmen (Georgia King), Travis (Rob Kendrick), Margery (Sue Johnston), Ron (Philip Jackson), Jason Burr (Shaun Dooley), Anne (Juliet Cowan), Michael (Paul J Medford), Max Burr (Tom Ellis). Copyright: Shed Productions

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2011
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
3 (1 series)
Creators
Jodi Reynolds and Sally Dexter
Stars
Shaun Dooley, Tom Ellis, Sue Johnston, Miranda Raison, Philip Jackson, Georgia King, Rob Kendrick, Paul J Medford and more
Writers
Jodi Reynolds and Sally Dexter
Director
Christine Gernon
Producers
Susie Liggat, Jodi Reynolds, Kate Croft and Simon Wilson
Companies

Sugartown is a three-part comedy drama series revolving around a small seaside hamlet in the north of England which once enjoyed a heyday as the "stick-of-rock" capital of Britain.

The series is the story of Burr's rock factory - owner Jason Burr is fighting to stay afloat as the community's last main employer. But then his brother Max, the prodigal son returns with big plans for Sugartown's re-development. However, Max isn't interested in buckets and spades; he wants frappucinos, boutique hotels and hip bars.

A fan of tradition, the tight-knit community don't want this and soon enough battle lines are drawn. The eccentric, loveable gang of Sugartown locals don't plan to take things lying down. With unlikely help from another newcomer, a spirited young dancer, Carmen, who's fallen in love with the town and its resident bad boy, Travis, they discover Sugartown once had another claim to fame - dance - and they may just have found a way to save it.

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 24th July 2011 at 10:25pm on BBC One
Last new broadcast
Sunday 7th August 2011 at 10:25pm on BBC One

Recording details

  • Filey and Scarborough

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