Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Courthouse hits the small screen

Courthouse hits the small screen

A SLICE of fame came to Carmarthen’s Guildhall last week when it was used as a set for a forthcoming S4C and BBC drama.

The historic courthouse, now owned by Carmarthenshire County Council, was the location chosen by producers for Keeping Faith, an eight part series which will be aired on S4C and BBC Wales in both Welsh and English. The series features well known stars of the screen such as Eve Myles, Matthew Gravelle and Mark Lewis Jones.

Director and producer Pip Broughton, of Vox Pictures, said: “We are delighted and privileged to be filming here in Carmarthen.

“I’ve always wanted to bring a precinct drama to west Wales. Carmarthen is brilliant, it’s easy to get here and we have a beautiful market town with lots of history. The courthouse has been fabulous to film in and the surrounding countryside has been perfect for our needs.”

The company also filmed in Laugharne and Pendine as well as other locations around the town of Carmarthen.

Cllr Emlyn Dole, Leader of Carmarthenshire County Council, said: “We are pleased to have been able to offer Vox Pictures the opportunity to film in our beautiful courthouse, a building steeped in history.

“It is testament to our county that they chose to film here over dozens of other locations. The evidence is there as to what filming has done for other areas and how it can boost their tourism appeal and economy, and we look forward to seeing this series do the same for Carmarthenshire.

“We’d be happy to hear from any producers looking for filming locations as we can offer everything from coast to countryside, with plenty of urban locations and a variety of buildings suitable for any kind of drama.”

Keeping The Faith will be shown on BBC Wales in January 2018 and S4C as Un Bore Mercher from November 5.

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