Channel 4 comedy show The Mimic was partly filmed in Yate Shopping Centre
Updated 2:29pm Monday 18th March 2013 in News By Alexandra Womack, senior reporter covering Yate, Chipping Sodbury, Winterbourne, Frampton Cotterell, Rangeworthy, Wickwar, Hawkesbury, Iron Acton, Coalpit Heath and Old Sodbury
YATE streets are again to feature on television, this time in a new impression show.
The town’s shopping centre was among numerous locations in the region to be used during the filming of The Mimic, a five-part comedy series currently running on Channel 4.
The shopping centre will feature in the programme, starring impressionist Terry Mynott, as will Hewlett Packard in Filton and Emersons Green. Locations also include Bristol’s floating harbour, Bedminster, St Andrews and Queen Square.
The series, produced by Running Bare Productions, follows the fortunes of Martin Hurdle, an everyday maintenance man with an uncanny ability to mimic voices. Martin’s life takes a dramatic turn when he finds out that he could be the father of 18-year-old Steven, the son of former lover Dionne.
Yate Shopping Centre and the Road to Nowhere near Yate Common were recently used as locations for new ITV drama Broadchurch starring David Tennant. Previously the town has been used for BBC hospital drama Casualty and most recently, Pisces fish and chip shop on Station Road was the subject of an episode of The Fixer with business expert Alex Polizzi, which aired on television last week.
The Mimic airs on Wednesdays on Channel 4 at 10pm.
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