Channel 4 comedy set to portray Northampton in unflattering light was actually filmed in Glasgow

Channel Four comedy Not Safe for Work is ste in Northampton but was filmed in Glasgow

Channel Four comedy Not Safe for Work is ste in Northampton but was filmed in Glasgow

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A new Channel 4 comedy series set in Northampton was actually filmed in Glasgow, one of the actors has admitted.

Not Safe for Work, stars Zawe Ashton, who plays the character of Katharine, a civil servant reluctantly relocated from London to Northampton as part of public sector cuts.

A trailer for the show shows a scene where Katharine exclaims ‘not Northampton” after she is told she is being relocated to the town.

But in an interview with the website theversion.co.uk, Tom Weston Jones, who plays the character of Anthony, said the show was actually filmed in Glasgow.

He said: “One of my closest friends is from Northampton, but I’ve never been, I’ve just passed through on the train.

“I don’t think it’s that bad – my friend who’s from there hasn’t said it’s the best place on Earth, but I don’t think anyone says that about where they’re from. I think there are a lot of places like Northampton around the UK.”

Not Safe For Work starts on Tuesday, June 30.