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

Sugartown

BBC One comedy drama set in a seaside town. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2011. Stars Shaun Dooley, Tom Ellis, Sue Johnston, Miranda Raison and others.

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.

Sugartown

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

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

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.

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