STUCK for something to watch this weekend?

Well, look no further than these highly recommended shows which come with the added bonus of having links to Helensburgh and Lomond.

Can you think of any other big or small screen stars with local ties?

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The Bay - ITV

Helensburgh Advertiser: Helensburgh-born Morven Christie stars as DS Lisa Armstrong in The BayHelensburgh-born Morven Christie stars as DS Lisa Armstrong in The Bay

ITV's crime drama series The Bay returned for a second season in 2021, with Helensburgh-born Morven Christie picking up her role as lead character DS Lisa Armstrong.

Morven, 39, was born while her parents were living in Helensburgh, but only stayed locally for a few months until her family moved to Glasgow.

She has also appeared in The A Word, The Replacement and Silent Witness.

Filming for a third season of The Bay - set in Morecambe - began in March.

READ MORE: Eye on Millig - Morven is fast becoming the face of TV drama (from 2017)

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Behind Her Eyes - Netflix

Helensburgh Advertiser: Georgie Glen plays office secretary Sue in Behind Her EyesGeorgie Glen plays office secretary Sue in Behind Her Eyes

Behind Her Eyes took Netflix by storm when it was released on the streaming platform earlier this year - but did you know it also features a Helensburgh-born actress?

Appearing infrequently throughout the series as office secretary Sue, 64-year-old Georgie Glen is better known for her roles in Call the Midwife and Waterloo Road.

Speaking to the Advertiser in 2013 Georgie - who studied at Glasgow School of Art and later moved to London - said she "never left Helensburgh" as her family still lived in the area.

Psychological thriller Behind Her Eyes is adapted from the novel of the same name.

Another fun fact about the series is that Eve Hewson, who plays main character Adele, is the daughter of U2 frontman Bono. Well ain't that the sweetest thing...

READ MORE: Special interview with Helensburgh's Georgie Glen (from 2013)

Burnistoun - BBC Scotland

Helensburgh Advertiser: Robert Florence (Picture: Jamie Simpson/Herald & Times)Robert Florence (Picture: Jamie Simpson/Herald & Times)

Comedy sketch show Burnistoun was a mainstream hit for writers Iain Connell and Robert Florence - the latter of whom now lives in the Burgh.

Speaking to the Advertiser's sister paper, The Herald in November 2019, Florence said his Victorian house in the town - which he bought with partner Jenn Coyle a few years earlier having moved from Glasgow - provided a renewed vigour in his creativity.

“I like writing even when I am not writing for work,” he said. “I write in my spare time. Being able to see the water from the window definitely alters what I write as well. It has helped me a lot living there and being able to see the water.

“I am a Glasgow boy and when we were filming the last series of VideoGaiden at the BBC’s River City studios, that was the first time I had ever been to Dumbarton. I was 37.

“After we moved to Helensburgh, I started exploring Argyll and Bute a wee bit. Places nearby like Cardross and the old, ruined pier at Craigendoran. Then further round towards Cove and Kilcreggan. It is beautiful and I thought ‘I want to shoot stuff here'.

“I would love to start making things in Argyll and Bute and further north too. I have maybe done my city stuff now.”

READ MORE: Helensburgh and Lomond on screen: TV and film with local views that you can stream in lockdown

The Nest - BBC

Helensburgh Advertiser: Cape Cove on the Rosneath peninsula featured in The NestCape Cove on the Rosneath peninsula featured in The Nest

BBC One thriller The Nest, starring Greenock-born Martin Compston, first aired in spring 2020 - and viewers in Helensburgh and Lomond may have noticed a familiar building throughout the series.

Cape Cove, built on the site of a former World War Two naval outlook post, is the stunning home at the centre of the drama.

And if you fancy enjoying a taste of luxury with a stay in the peninsula beach house, be prepared to fork out in excess of £2,000 per night!

READ MORE: Martin Compston's new BBC drama The Nest starts filming in Cove

Annika - Alibi

Helensburgh Advertiser: Annika was filmed at locations around Scotland, including Helensburgh and Lunderston Bay, aboveAnnika was filmed at locations around Scotland, including Helensburgh and Lunderston Bay, above

Annika -  the TV adaptation of a hit radio crime drama - hasn't aired yet, but when it does it will feature several local backdrops throughout.

Film crews were spotted in Helensburgh in January for the six-part series starring Nicola Walker, with locations at Hermitage Park, Victoria Halls, the rugby club and Kidston Park all being used.

Sites in other seaside towns nearby were also temporarily repurposed for the show which will be shown on crime drama channel Alibi later this year.

READ MORE: TV film crews in Helensburgh - but what for?