IT pulled in 4.5million viewers when it aired on Thursday night, but a family from Mere had more reason than most to tune in to new BBC drama From There to Here.
Peter Gough and family were met with a familiar sight when they sat down to watch the debut episode of the three-part series.
The Gough family home of 19 years, Marlowe, on Clamhunger Lane, was used as a set location for the critically-acclaimed drama and features as the home of main character Daniel Cotton, played by Ashes to Ashes star Philip Glenister.
Peter explained how the £1.39m home came to the attention of TV bosses.
Peter, who lives with wife Nicola, said: “I just got a phone call out of the blue from a location manager who saw our house on Rightmove and was interested in having a look.
“I didn’t think anything more about it to be honest and then a busload of people arrived. Two or three visits later, they started filming and were there for a fortnight.
“There were hundreds of people everywhere. It was absolutely phenomenal, they worked from early in the morning to late at night – they really put the work in.”
Set in the aftermath of the 1996 Arndale bombing in Manchester, From There to Here follows the life of bomb victim Daniel, whose life is changed forever by the events of that fateful day.
The drama, directed by James Strong of Broadchurch fame, begins in June 1996, on the day of the 1996 Manchester bombing and covers four years, including New Labour in government in 1997 and the Millennium celebrations of 2000.
The Goughs were put up in nearby Mere Golf Club and Resort for the duration of the filming, which took place in September last year, and their home was transported back in time.
“It had to have the feel of the 90s so they just completely started over again,” said father-of-four Peter.
“The attention to detail was phenomenal. In the bookcase, they turned round a number of books which were printed after 1996, in case any eagle-eyed viewers spotted it.”
The two remaining episodes of From There to Here will be aired on May 29 and June 5. Catch up on the first episode on BBC iPlayer. See trailer below.
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