Redcar-Based Sitcom Resumes Filming Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Filming for new Sitcom ‘Briefs’, filmed in Redcar, has re-started under Coronavirus measures.

Briefs is a sitcom revolving around the day-to-day life of a ‘not so average’ High Street legal practice which is ridiculous, chaotic and altogether mixed up. Filming has been carried out at various locations in Redcar including the beach and the South Gare as well as its main base at Richard J Knaggs on Redcar High Street. The show boasts a Northern cast and crew including former Coronation Street actor Billy Doherty and Redcar-based actor Andy Tate.

Filming began in February 2020 however due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, filming had to come to a halt in March before the first episode was fully completed.

Briefs was written by actress, writer and qualified barrister Teresa Taylor who is from Redcar and a former student at Rye Hills School in the town. Teresa said “In February this year, we managed to film enough scenes for a ‘teaser trailer’ before having to stand the production down. Obviously, safety of all our amazing cast and crew was a priority to us.”

“Being back on set has been amazing and everyone is very careful and compliant. We have very low numbers of people on site at any one time and everyone has their own room to wait in between scenes. We keep the rooms well-ventilated and practice social distancing combined with lots of hand-washing, mask wearing and cleaning of areas, props and equipment which allows us to operate in a Covid secure shoot/ environment.”

In a bid to keep numbers down on set crew from behind the scenes have even doubled up as ‘extras’, with Assistant Producer Karen Stowe from Marske stepping in front of the cameras to help complete one scene.

For more information about the Briefs Sitcom, visit their social media pages on Facebook @BriefsSitcom , Instagram @BriefsSitcom or Twitter @BriefsSitcom.