RESIDENTS of Keswick have spotted a range of filming equipment as another show looks set to be filmed in the Lakes.

Production has commenced this week on new BBC One drama Ralph & Katie, a spin-off of The A Word which ran for three series between 2016 and 2020.

Co-produced for the BBC by ITV Studios and Keshet Productions, the six episodes follow the continuing story of Ralph and Katie Wilson, with each featuring a different story focusing on the domestic challenges they face - issues faced by all newlyweds, but with an added ingredient in the mix being that the couple have Down’s Syndrome.

Leon Harrop and Sarah Gordy are joined by Pooky Quesnel who reprises the role of Louise, Ralph's mum, now Katie's mother-in-law. Other familiar faces are Nigel Betts and Sherry Baines who play Katie's parents Steve and Clare. There is also a welcome return for Matt Greenwood (Bohemian Rhapsody, Waterloo Road) who previously delighted audiences as Tom.

Newcomers include Craig Cash (The Royle Family, Gogglebox) and Daniel Cerqueira (Judy, The Woman in Black) as Dr Graves.

The ground-breaking series is created by Peter Bowker, who was also lead writer on The A Word. Bowker revealed last year the team who will work alongside him, all of them new and emerging disabled writers, who were chosen in partnership with BBC Writersroom.

Peter says: “The writing team have delivered a series of scripts that are full of joy, humour and authenticity. It will be exciting to see the wonderful cast bring them to life.”

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