Yate Shopping Centre to feature in The Mimic tonight
12:45pm Wednesday 16th July 2014 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 Shopping Centre will feature in the return of a popular impression show being aired on television tonight.
The Mimic returns to Channel 4 for a second series this evening, Wednesday, July 16 (10pm) starring impressionist Terry Mynott.
The show was filmed on location in the greater Bristol area in January and February including some notable scenes at Yate Shopping Centre, which is clearly identifiable in the programme.
The production team from the heart-warming comedy was based at The Bottle Yard Studios in Hengrove.
Locations for the six-part series included South Bristol Crematorium, Blaise Estate, St George’s Park, Mina Road Park and Brecknock Road.
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.
Terry Mynott said: “Martin, who is stuck in a bit of a dead end job, who entertains himself by mimicking the voices of famous people. And then something comes along in his personal life that changes everything for him.”
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 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.