Published: 14:06, 30 April 2021
| Updated: 20:57, 30 April 2021
A seaside town in Kent has been re-named as part of the filming for a new TV show about the Sex Pistols.
Yesterday, a team was seen moving props and equipment into the Grand Burstin Hotel, where a 'gig' was reportedly filmed.
Now, the crew have moved to The Grand, along The Leas, where new signs have been erected revealing that Folkestone is in fact representing Whitby, a coastal town in Yorkshire.
One of the signs reads: "The Grand Hotel Welcomes you to Whitby."
Another make shift sign reveals that The Grand Hotel offers views over the 'sea or abbey', has four colour TVs, and that it is run by a Mr and Mrs Page.
Whitby's historic abbey that is mentioned on the prop sign is said to have inspired Caedmon, the first named English poet, and Bram Stoker, the author of 'Dracula'.
It appears the Sex pistols performed in Whitby on September 11, 1976 at The Royal Ballroom, and that the filming is re-creating this concert, although the production company would not confirm this.
Other photos from along The Leas show filming near The Metropole, with vintage cars and tents and trailers set up.
A garage in Sandgate has also been redesigned with a vintage look.
The six part series, entitled Pistol, is being filmed for Hulu and will star Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams and The Queen's Gambit actor Thomas Brodie-Sangster.
Toby Wallace, Anson Boon, Louis Patridge, Jacob Slater, Talulah Riley, Fabien Frankel and Dylan Llewellyn will also star.
It is being directed by Danny Boyle, known for Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, 127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire and The Beach.
The limited series will be based around the life and career of punk rock legend and Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones and is based on his 2018 memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol.
Roads were closed in parts of Dover on Monday while filming took place, with some lucky onlookers catching a glimpse of award winning director Mr Boyle.
Meanwhile streets in Deal had a complete makeover to comply with the show's 1970s setting.
The town was flooded with period-accurate vehicles, while shop signs were changed.
It is not the first time Mr Boyle has come to Folkestone. In 2018 he was part of a series of art commissions to remember the Great War.