Dynamic Geordie double act Ant & Dec ventured south in June 2016, when they came to Barking to shoot one of their Saturday Night Takeaway surprises. The famed due filmed outside Barking Town Hall as part of a Suzuki advert than ran during an ad break on their hit ITV show in September 2016. Thurrock Marching Brass Band strutted their stuff in the commercial, which sees the cheeky chappies awarding a member of the band with a Suzuki Swift. The location manager said he never tires of filming in the borough, having also shot an episode of Top Gear in the area in the same year. The classic splendor of the 1950s Town Hall means it has also been used for many different period shoots and filming.