A BURY coffee shop is to appear in an upcoming BBC and Netflix drama.

Bloom Coffee Co. in Market Street will feature in Wanderlust an upcoming six-part television series based in Manchester and starring Emmy Award winning actor Toni Collette.

Written by award-winning playwright Nick Payne and directed by Luke Snellin, Wanderlust follows therapist Joy Richards (Toni Collette) as she tries to keep the romance alive with her husband following a cycling injury causes them to re-evaluate their relationship.

The coffee shop became involved in the series after its makers turned up at the shop telling them they would love to film some scenes there.

Daniel Tonge, owner of Bloom Coffee Co., said: "The BBC and Netflix team came into the coffee shop and introduced themselves a few weeks ago, asking if they would be able to use the shop for filming.

"So the whole shop was shut down and we did some filming and it was pretty cool.

"The shop was used as a venue and they did some scenes with Toni Collette in here.

"I think there's going to be about five or six minutes worth of footage in the programme."

Mr Tonge, who lives in Greenmount and went to school at Woodhey High School and Holy Cross, was inspired to open Bloom after working in coffee shops while at Nottingham University and going travelling.

He said: "I studied business management and gained experience in coffee shops but I really didn't want to work in an office. I wanted to do something that I am passionate about.

"Then I went travelling around South America and that's when my passion for coffee really grew.

"So I came back to my home town and decided to set something up."

The stylish coffee shop, which has only been open for 10 months, has already become a cultural hotbed in Bury and is immersed in the borough's art scene.

Bloom supported Enlighten Bury, the Festival of Light and Sound, and regularly collaborates with Bury Art Museum to host Sketchbook Socials — free drink and draw sessions encouraging the public to have fun being creative.

The sessions have even caught the eye of Channel 4, who have also visited the shop to film a session attendee and former prisoner who has since turned his life around.

Mr Tonge said: "When I set the place up I wanted it to be more than a coffee shop.

"We are a creative space, and we allow artists to show their work here and we try and get involved in as much as we can."

Dates and air times for Wanderlust are to be confirmed.