Why you would possibly see smoke and many ’emergency autos and personnel’ in Port Talbot this week

Residents of Port Talbot are being warned to anticipate smoke, and many ’emergency autos and emergency staff on the town this week.

However there isn’t a have to panic – there isn’t a main incident – at the least not an actual one anyway. The smoke, and emergency autos will all be faux, with actors taking part in the roles of emergency staff. They are going to be there for filming work carried out for BBC One. While the precise programme being filmed has not been introduced publicly, it is understood that the scenes might be a part of an upcoming episode of a “lengthy working BBC drama” – so you possibly can most likely have a superb guess at which one.

Cameras might be rolling between 11am and 9pm on Monday, February 20, with additional filming happening on Tuesday, February 21, and Wednesday, February 22. Neath Port Talbot Council has suggested that the filming is about to happen close to Aberavon Inexperienced Stars RFC. The manufacturing workforce at BBC One have mentioned they want to advise native residents that their filming “is just not an actual emergency” and subsequently folks shouldn’t be alarmed in the event that they see smoke and a seemingly excessive presence of emergency companies personnel. You will get extra Port Talbot information and different story updates straight to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletters right here.

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Neath Port Talbot Council has issued a discover to native residents. It reads: “Please remember a manufacturing workforce might be filming emergency scenes in Port Talbot within the coming days. The cameras will started rolling tomorrow between 11am and 9pm and can proceed till Wednesday twenty second as crews movie scenes which embody a hearth simulation for an upcoming episode for a protracted working BBC drama.

“Native residents round Aberavon Inexperienced Stars RFC have been suggested to anticipate managed smoke, a lot of reproduction emergency autos and actors wearing emergency companies uniforms. The BBC One drama’s manufacturing workforce want to advise that the deliberate shoot is just not a ‘actual emergency’ and subsequently folks shouldn’t be alarmed. The workforce want to thank residents for his or her cooperation for any disruption triggered.”

This filming is just not the one to happen in Port Talbot this 12 months. Earlier, we reported that Welsh actor Michael Sheen was returning to his residence city to movie new BBC sequence, The Means, later this 12 months.

The three-part drama will showcase “the social and political chaos of at present’s world” by means of imagining a civil rebellion in a small industrial city, the BBC says. It is going to comply with the Driscoll household, a seemingly unusual household who unexpectedly discover themselves caught up in civil unrest and are compelled to flee their residence nation.

Episodes will comply with the household as they try to escape their outdated life, however proceed to face recollections of their previous. Confirming the brand new sequence, Sheen mentioned: “I am such an admirer of Adam and James’ work, so to create this venture with them in these extraordinary instances has been thrilling.

“I am so excited to be telling this international story by means of the prism of my residence city and its group as we dig into the rollercoaster trip of our current previous and the mysterious depths that lay beneath.”

Director of drama on the BBC, Lindsay Salt, added: The Means is a courageous new drama that’s each deeply grounded in its authenticity but filled with imaginative spirit, as we comply with the unimaginable journey of 1 household. It is a privilege to be teaming up with Michael, James and Adam – three of our nation’s most artistic minds – to convey their imaginative and prescient to the BBC.”

The Means would be the first manufacturing by Wales-based manufacturing firm Purple Seam, shaped in 2019 by Sheen and producer Bethan Jones, and might be made in affiliation with Cardiff-based Little Door Productions. Casting and additional info is about to be introduced later within the 12 months.


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