Popular S4C series Gwaith/Cartref filming at Barry Comprehensive
4:06pm Tuesday 20th August 2013 in News
FILMING for S4C’s Gwaith/Cartref drama series has been taking place at Barry Comprehensive School over the summer holidays.
Gareth Jewell, who recently starred in the BBC’s Baker Boys series, said that the cast and crew had enjoyed filming at the school while the children were on their summer holidays.
“We have got to get everything done while the kids are away,” he said.
“We will be here for six weeks while the kids are away, then we will be back here for half term.”
Gareth, who plays the character Mr Aled Jenkins in the popular Welsh language series that premiered on S4C in 2011, was rehearsing his lines when Barry Comprehensive pupils were collecting their A-level results last Thursday.
“He’s quite a new and confident character,” he said.
“He teaches Music and Welsh and is in a relationship with the deputy head mistress.”
The popular drama series, which has been based at Barry Comprehensive since it was launched, won a Bronze Torc at the 2013 Celtic Media Festival in April earlier this year.
Gwaith/Cartref came out on top in the Drama series category at the awards ceremony held in Swansea.
Roger Williams, of Fiction Factory production company, said at the time: "It's an honour to accept this award on behalf of the cast, writers and crew who all work extremely hard to make the best possible series. It's fantastic to receive this praise for all the hard work."
Gwaith/Cartref will be returning to screens for the fourth series in January next year with 10 one hour long episodes.