Pobol Y Cwm coming to Caernarfon

Reporter:

Andrew Martin

The cast and crew of Wales' most famous soap opera were busy filming on location in Caernarfon last week.

From Monday, June 26 to Thursday, June 29, BBC Wales’ Pobol y Cwm team was shooting scenes in the historic town and the surrounding area while on the trail of an exciting storyline involving some of the soap's main characters.

The scenes will be broadcast later this year on S4C, but the producers remained tight-lipped about some aspects of the storyline.

Among the characters filmed in Caernarfon was Kelly Evans, played by Lauren Phillips. Rough diamond Kelly visits Caernarfon on a mission to discover the truth and befriends local girl Chloe, played by Lowri Mererid.

Lowri is originally from Pwllheli. She has appeared in a number of drama series, starting her career in the hit drama series Jabas. She has appeared in a number of TV shows since then, most recently starring in the Caernarfon filmed courtroom drama Dim Ond y Gwir (Nothing But the Truth) two years ago.

Speaking of her experience of making her Pobol Y Cwm debut, Lowri said: "It has been a pleasure to be part of such an iconic series bang on my doorstep. Everyone has been so friendly and welcoming.”

The meeting will have long-term consequences for some of the series’ leading characters, but the soap production team stress that avid North Walian soap watchers will have to wait to find out what happens.

Series producer Llyr Morus said: "It's great to be able to film on location in such an atmospheric location as Caernarfon. The sea and coastal views of Anglesey, the town walls, the castle and the fantastic vibe in this historic town mean it's fantastic for filming.

“A number of our main characters over the years have come from Gwynedd and so it's a natural location for us to come to. The Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff Bay provides a very complete set, but there's nothing like being out on location in the communities among the people who have inspired a number of our characters.”

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