Hot on the heels as a filming location for BBC drama Ridley Road last year Ashton town centre became another filming location in February. Filming crews from Red Productions returned to Stamford Street transforming the former Bright Ideas/Corlett Interiors shop into Hannibals Animals.  The fictional shop was being used for a new Netflix drama Stay Close with filming taking place featuring lead cast member James Nesbitt (Cold Feet).

With trademark thrills, gripping suspense, and a crime to solve, Stay Close questions how much you really know someone.  Three people living comfortable lives each conceal dark secrets that even the closest to them would never suspect. Megan is a working mother of three; Ray, the once promising documentary photographer, is stuck in a dead-end job pandering to celebrity-obsessed rich kids; and Broome is a detective who’s unable to let go of a missing person’s cold case.

Lorraine, an old friend from Megan’s past, delivers some shocking news which will impact on all three characters. As the past comes back to haunt them, threatening to ruin their lives and the lives of those around them, what will be their next move? The cast also features Cush Jumbo (The Good Fight, The Good Wife, Deadwater Fell), Richard Armitage (The Stranger, The Hobbit, Hannibal) along with Eddie Izzard and Jo Joyner.