THE glamorous world of television once again paid a visit to Walthamstow Stadium.

A film crew spent two days at the dog track shooting scenes for a new BBC drama Murphy's Law, starring television actor James Nesbit.

The former star of the much-loved Cold Feet series was on good form while filming at the stadium and enjoyed himself so much he spent a couple of hours with the rest of the crew in Charlie Chan's club once shooting had finished.

Filming took place last Wednesday and Thursday and eight scenes were shot for the new drama. They filmed in the stadium car park, the main stadium sign and some of the bookmakers and shot a scene in the stadium's maintenance room, which they disguised as a gun club for the drama.

Stadium director Philip Chandler said: "James Nesbit was a very nice man, very friendly. He had never been greyhound racing before and he enjoyed himself so much he was to spend a couple of hours at Charlie Chan's with the rest of the crew.

"I was told the series will be on our screens in either May or June."

On Saturday another actor, Craig Charles, star of the cult Red Dwarf comedy series, was also at the dog track. A film crew followed him during his evening at the track to find out where he goes and what he does on a night out.

There has been a recent rush of film stars to the stadium. In February Hollywood actor John Malkovich was at the dogs filming for his new movie Colour Me Kubrick and at the end of January respected Leytonstone-born actor Derek Jacobi was on location filming for a new BBC thriller called The Long Firm.