BBC Film Comedy Series JOSH in Grove Park

Sitcom starring comedian Josh Widdicombe about a group of flatmates

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A BBC film crew spent much of this Friday (23 June) filming the third episode of a popular comedy series, in Grove Park.

The BBC 3 sitcom, JOSH, starring comedian Josh Widdicombe, is now on its third series which he has written himself. The show features a group of flatmates and their lives and is proving very popular on the channel, which has now gone online only.

Dumped by his fiancee, Josh has to return to his old flatshare with Owen and Kate. Looking for sympathy from his flatmates who have other plans, he spends his time with irritating landlord Geoff played by Jack Dee.

Josh says he is delighted that the BBC has given him another opportunity to humiliate himself for six thirty minute episodes. "We absolutely loved every moment of creating the second series and are so proud that so many people enjoyed it." You can watch previous episodes online

The area around the end of Devonshire Gardens and part of Hartington Road (near the mini roundabout) was the focus of most of the filming. The crew were filming in a couple of cars and locals could hear the sounds of the drama in the afternoon for a few hours.

image of cast of JOSH a BBC 3 comedy

The road was not entirely closed to traffic but a small area around the roundabout was closed off to cars and location assistants had put out cones to save the spaces. Later Josh posted a photograph on his Twitter account.

image of car as filmed for tv series JOSH

All the activity was over by about 6 pm.

Grove Park is often the focus of film activity, particularly in the St Paul's Church area which featured in Eddie Redmayne's film about Stephen Hawking, The Theory of Everything.

Josh Widdicombe is a former Guardian sports reporter turned observational comedian, and is one of the most in demand and highly regarded comedians in the UK for both his live stand-up and TV work.

His other TV credits include ten series of Channel 4' highly acclaimed 'The Last Leg' and appearances on 'Stand Up For The Week', the BBC's 'Mock The Week' and 'Live At The Apollo'.

June 23, 2017


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