TELEVISION favourite Michael Palin is turning heads in North Yorkshire as he films a new three-part drama.

The former Python-turned-explorer is starring in Remember Me which is currently being filmed in Scarborough.

It is the first time he has headed the cast of a BBC drama for 20 years and said he was enjoying his time by the coast.

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“Scarborough is a great location and I've had a little time this week between shots to get to know the place,” he said during a break from the cameras.

“I'm ashamed to say when growing up in Sheffield I only made one trip to Scarborough, but I'm putting that right now and love exploring the town.

“We seem to have been blessed with great weather so it has been a lovely location."

Remember Me, by award-winning writer Gwyneth Hughes, is described as a haunting mystery and also features York’s own Mark Addy, Julia Sawalha, Mina Anwar and Jodie Comer.

Producer Chris Carey said: "It is easy to stand on Scarborough seafront and think 'this is going to work' because it is an extraordinarily filmic and beautiful place.

“We're trying to film at all the main iconic landmarks along the South Bay such as the Spa Suncourt, the Grand Hotel, the fairground and the beach itself."

The show will be broadcast on BBC One at a date still to be fixed.