A new comedy series filmed on location in South Devon and Cornwall will air tonight on ITV.

The Trouble with Maggie Cole is set in the idyllic rural village of Thurlbury. It follows the fallout for Maggie (played by Dawn French) after she very publicly spills the beans on the private lives of all her neighbours.

Scenes for the six-part series were shot in The Crooked Spaniard pub and other locations around Cargreen, as well as over the river in Noss Mayo, Devon.

Many local people queued up to register as extras when production company Genial Productions arrived in Landulph last March, and filming began later that month.

Saskia Schuster, ITV’s comedy controller said: ‘The Trouble with Maggie Cole is a new drama in the tradition of Doc Martin and The Darling Buds Of May, full of warmth and intriguing characters.

‘This new series will embrace its beautiful idyllic South Devon and Cornwall setting as we meet the villagers of Thurlbury and find out how an innocent afternoon spent indiscreetly gossiping has a domino effect on the whole village.’

The Trouble with Maggie Cole begins on ITV this evening at 9pm.