Casualty films 'gritty' storyline in Penarth

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BBC TV crew were back in Penarth filming a ‘gritty’ storyline for hit medical drama ‘Casualty’ on Thursday, August 28.

Film crew spent the first half of the day at a property on Plymouth Road, before spending the afternoon filming in the playground of the Old Penarthians Rugby Club.

Whilst cast and crew were busy filming they set up base with their catering vans in the Penarth Leisure Centre car park.

Film crew were tight lipped about the 'gritty' storyline, but said that the episode being filmed was set to air in April next year.

Andrew Davies, unit manager and part of the locations team, said they had been filming a small scene in the house of the character Connie Beauchamp, played by the actress Amanda Mealing.

He added that crew had filmed in the house, based on Plymouth Road, several times over the last few months.

“Every time Connie is in her house we have to go back there,” he said.

“The houses we use are fairly modern with lots of open spaces, and there are quite a lot of them in Penarth.”

He added that they had chosen the Old Pens playground as it was close to where they had previously filmed and it suited the storyline.

“It’s literally a stone’s throw to the studios so we don’t have to go far,” he said.

Earlier in the week crew had also been filming in Port Talbot and Splott, as they finished their last block of filming.

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