Altrincham farm to star in TV sitcom

Citizen Khan being filmed at Red House Farm

Citizen Khan being filmed at Red House Farm

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AN Altrincham farm will be seen on screen by millions after BBC 1’s Citizen Khan filmed there yesterday.

Red House Farm in Dunham Massey welcomed cast and crew from the popular sitcom, as well as 30 extras, to film a farmer’s market and fete scene.

Even Prince Charles put in an appearance in the form of impersonator Guy Ingle.

The farm’s amusingly titled director of fun and chaos, Jonny Hewitt, said: “We were absolutely delighted at the BBC filming here for the first time and hope they do more.”

A highlight of the day was meeting some of the actors including mosque manager in the series, Dave, played by Matthew Cottle, who Jonny described as ‘lovely’.

Mr Khan himself, played by Adil Ray, also tried his hand at driving a tractor.

Jonny said: “Adil had never driven a tractor before and was a bit wobbly.”

He joked that farm staff were very excited that their tractor was making its televisual debut.

It was an eventful few days for cast and crew with the 12 hour day at the farm preceded by an interruption to filming at Manchester Airport on Tuesday when a hoax bomb threat was made on a Qatar Airways flight from the country.

Jonny said: “I think they will need to find a quieter airport to finish filming.”

The series is set to return for the third time later this year but Jonny is keeping his lips firmly sealed about what happens on the day of the fete.

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