George Gently crew arrive in Hartlepool to film bank robbery

The scene in Church Street during thje filming of George Gently
The scene in Church Street during thje filming of George Gently
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FILMING for a 1960s television show is underway in Hartlepool.

Producers and actors from the BBC detective drama George Gently descended on Church Street to film scene for the hit show, starring actor Martin Shaw.

Filming of George Gently in Church Street, hartlepool

Filming of George Gently in Church Street, hartlepool

The crew are scheduled to be in town until Friday.

Church Street is to be closed to traffic between 9am and 1pm on today, along with the South Interchange car park for use by support vehicles along with some on-street bays at the entrance to this car park.

The North car park will operate as normal though, while again there is expected to be temporary access to Station Approach for drop-offs and access to the station.

On Friday, November 24, from 9am until 1pm, parking bays in Lynn Street, directly outside the bank, will be closed to vehicles, and the South Interchange car park will again be used by support vehicles.

The North Car park will operate as normal while a temporary access through to Station Approach for drop offs and access to the station will be in place to coincide with any closure or prohibition of access from the South car park.

Pedestrians are still able to go about their business but are being warned that there maybe occasions when they are held up for several minutes while a scene is shot.

There will also be access at all times to Hartlepool Railway Station.

A spokeswoman for George Gently told the Mail that filming will be centred around one of the former banks, where there will be a robbery.

Filming of George Gently in Church Street, hartlepool

Filming of George Gently in Church Street, hartlepool

Hartlepool Borough Council are operating the road closure and restrictions, while Cleveland Police have been made aware of the situation as well.

A police spokeswoman said officers have been made aware of the filming.

Martin Shaw as Inspector George Gently

Martin Shaw as Inspector George Gently