Pobol y Cwm resumes filming next week

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Pobol y CwmFilming on long-running Welsh-language soap Pobol y Cwm will resume on Monday, 10 August. 

As with most UK scripted production, shooting was suspended in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

BBC Wales’ head of content production, Siân Gwynedd, said: “It’s great news that Pobol y Cwm will be back on our screens very soon and I know fans across the country and beyond will be delighted. The safety of our cast and crew has to be a priority, and that’s been a part of the discussions to restart the production.”

Set in the fictional village of Cwmderi and filmed at Roath Lock, the show is produced by BBC Studios for BBC Wales and S4C, forming a large part of the agreed hours of Welsh-language broadcast content that the BBC provides S4C. 

It has been running since 1974, and aired its 8000th episode in September last year, making it the longest-running TV soap produced by the BBC. 

Kate Oates, Head of Continuing Drama Series for BBC Studios Production, says: “We’re thrilled that we can get the cameras rolling again on Pobol y Cwm, hot on the heels of restarting Holby City and EastEnders. The cast and crew are raring to go and excited about delivering new episodes for fans across the nation.”