Dame Joanna Lumley has described the reaction to the Netflix show Fool Me Once, which was filmed in Bury, as “thrilling”.

The show, which stars Dame Joanna, Michelle Keegan and Richard Armitage, has topped the list of most-watched programmes on the streaming service.

Cameras capturing the eight-episode series were sent to the Arcade Club in Ela Mill on Cork Street in Bury.Bury Times: Michelle Keegan during filming for Fool Me Once at the Arcade ClubMichelle Keegan during filming for Fool Me Once at the Arcade Club (Image: Netflix)

Scenes were also shot at Bolton’s Le Mans Crescent in July last year.

The series is based on a woman called Maya, played by Michelle Keegan, who installs a "nanny cam" to keep an eye on her young daughter.

The opening scenes of the drama also features Bolton School, which has become a popular location for filming, Cold Feet and The Stranger, which is also based on a Harlan Coben novel.

Dame Joanna, who plays Richard’s mother, the cold, upper crust matriarch, told the PA news agency: “It’s thrilling (the reaction) because you work away without any audience at all as you know whenever you’re filming and you’re just working with a crew and then it’s put together and it’s released.”

She added: “I was rather taken aback when on New Year’s Day they told me that it would be released to 190 countries simultaneously.

“It’s extremely well-crafted and it’s got lots of twists and turns, lots of red herrings and people watching at home haven’t any idea what happens until the very last reel, that’s always good.”

Dame Joanna was speaking as she joined a restaurant owner as he began a charity challenge which will see him walk 3,000 miles through every London Borough.

Sujan Katuwal, who owns Panas Gurkha in Lewisham, south-east London, began his walk from the Embassy of Nepal, in west London, in support of Combat Stress, a charitable organisation dedicated to assisting Armed Forces and veterans coping with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The story is centred on a combat pilot (played by Michelle Keegan) in the military suffering from PTSD whose husband (Richard Armitage), from a wealthy family, is murdered.

Adapted from the novel of the same name by crime writer Harlan Coben, the show has gripped audiences with its twists.

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