A new six-part series exploring Suffolk and narrated by Bill Nighy will hit our screens from next week. 

The Channel 5 series will feature locals living and working across the region – including those harvesting farmland, traditional town traders and those working in the tourist trade. 

Its RadioTimes listing says: "Richard's job involves getting up at the crack of dawn, as does that of Darren Cox, aka Coxy the Vegman, a trader at a market in Sudbury, which has been running since Saxon times.

"Other highlights include the ancient Walberswick ferry crossing, a meeting with a champion rose-grower and a chance to see the dingy races on the Oulton Broad."

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Other lives featured will include those of our Norfolk neighbours, taking a look at Richard Mathews aboard one of Cromer's last remaining crab boats, hoping to catch enough of the critters to provide supper for 100 wedding guests.

Nighy is one of the UK's most famous actors and has starred in hit films such as Love Actually and Pirates of the Caribbean, with his "dulcet tones" sure to add a little "je ne sais quoi" to the series.

Kate Ansell, Channel 5 and Paramount+ commissioning editor, said: "The beautiful landscape of the Norfolk and Suffolk region makes this series a real feast for the eyes."

It is the second show in recent weeks to showcase the county with TV presenter and comedian Susan Calman heading to Suffolk for her show Summer By The Sea. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Susan Calman stopped into Mabel & Co in Thorpeness while filming her show for Channel 5.Susan Calman stopped into Mabel & Co in Thorpeness while filming her show for Channel 5. (Image: Katie Jenkins)

The presenter explored Thorpeness and its intriguing holiday let before boating on a lake in the centre of the village.

Co-owner of Mabel & Co, James Jenkins, said that the whole process had been a fascinating insight into the world of TV.

He said: "It was lovely to meet Susan and to show her the studio and shop, talk about the work we do and specifically the historic print project."

East Anglian Daily Times: Susan Calman recently filmed Summer by the Sea in Suffolk.Susan Calman recently filmed Summer by the Sea in Suffolk. (Image: PA)

East Anglian Daily Times: Susan Calman in Thorpeness.Susan Calman in Thorpeness. (Image: Katie Jenkins)

She spoke with local landowners about their efforts to turn the area into a purpose-built holiday resort.

But the main thrust of her trip was Southwold before heading on to Walberswick.