Sky comedy series Brassic is back for a fifth season, with even more chaos set to come this season as well as the kind of ridiculous blunders we all know and love.


As usual, the new season is led by Joseph Gilgun as Vinnie, as well as Michelle Keegan, Damien Molony and Dominic West among others. This time round, the gang are sure to get up to their usual antics which will only provide plenty more comedy and heart.

But they'll also be attempting to figure out just what happened to Dylan (Damien Molony).

The action all takes place in Hawley, but is it a real town, where is the town meant to be located and where is the show actually filmed?

Read on for everything you need to know about the filming locations used in Brassic.

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Where is Brassic set?

Parth Thakerar as JJ, Ryan Sampson as Tommo, Joseph Gilgun as Vinnie, Damien Molony as Dylan, Tom Hanson as Cardi and Aaron Heffernan as Ash
The cast of Brassic. Ben Blackall / Sky UK

Brassic is set in Hawley, a fictional northern town inspired by the real town of Chorley, Lancashire, where co-creator and star Gilgun grew up.

Location manager for the show Jonathan Davies previously told I Love Manchester: "We were given the scripts and a few of us had a meeting with Joe to talk through the feel and look of the show and to talk about which direction to go in."

He added of the fictional Hawley: "There’s this whole idea of it being a forgotten town and forgotten people in a way, a former mill town feel where at one point there would’ve been quite a lot of prosperous businesses and everyone would’ve been in full employment."

Which locations around Manchester were used for filming?

Ryan Sampson as Tommo, Michelle Keegan as Erin, Joseph Gilgun as Vinnie, Bronagh Gallagher as Carol and Aaron Heffernan as Ash
Brassic. Ben Blackall / Sky UK

Across its five seasons, Brassic has been filmed around Manchester and Lancashire.

Scenes at the pub where the gang hang out are filmed at The Star and Garter, a pub near Piccadilly Station in Manchester.

Location manager Danny Newton told "We shoot all the interiors at the Star and Garter, and as it’s a gig venue these days we are able to talk to the owner and schedule filming around that. Obviously it was a little easier during lockdown as there were no gigs taking place."

Other locations used around Greater Manchester have included Bolton - scenes have been shot at both Bromley Cross and Le Mans Crescent. Meanwhile, the doctor's surgery scenes are reportedly filmed at Salford University's Frederick Road Campus.

Where else has Brassic been filmed?

Joanna Higson as Sugar and Michelle Keegan as Erin.
Brassic. Ben Blackall / Sky UK

Many of the Hawley town scenes have been filmed in Bacup, a town in Lancashire near to Chorley. Scenes have been filmed on Union Street in the town centre, as well as in the area near the former police station and locations near Broadclough Mill and Market Street.

Other filming locations in Lancashire have included scenes in Accrington and Tockholes.

Other areas where the show has been filmed include other North West locations such as West Yorkshire, Cheshire and Ashton-under-Lyne, while in season 3 scenes set at sea were shot off the coast of Llandudno in Wales.

Some notable settings include Vinnie's shack, which was filmed in the woods near Arley Hall in Cheshire. But the location has moved around a bit since season 1, having previously been shot in the woodlands in Bolton.

Other locations include Erin's house, which is actually filmed in Ashton-under-Lyne and Farmer Jim's farm, which exists as a real working farm in the Forest of Bowland, on the outskirts of Burnley.

Dr. Cox's surgery, where we can often find Vinnie telling him his life problems, can also be found in Salford, specifically the Frederick Road Campus at Salford University.

Brassic season 5 kicks off on Thursday 28th September at 10pm on Sky Max. Stream all episodes on demand. Check out more of our Comedy coverage or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide to find out what's on.


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