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Filming starts on a new series of STAD

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Filming starts on a new series of STAD

Filming has started on a new series of the six-part drama STAD for S4C…

The Maes Menai housing estate in the Caernarfon area is the location of the drama which will be seen on the screen in 2025. Filming will take place until June in locations around Caernarfon and Bangor.

S4C Drama Commissioner Gwenllian Gravelle:

“It’s very exciting that the new series of STAD has started filming. The first series, that followed the beloved characters of Tipyn o Stad – as well as some new faces – was very popular and we can’t wait for viewers to see what’s next for the residents of Maes Menai.”

Each episode will be an hour long and revolves around the adventures of the Gurkha family and their neighbours. The characters often find themselves in difficult situations, in which they strive to survive.

The first series of STAD was shown in 2022, a sequel to the popular series Tipyn o Stad which ended in 2008 after seven series. The series is produced by Cwmni Da and Triongl, with Angharad Elen and Dafydd Palfrey as the main screenwriters.

Among the cast are Lowri Palfrey, Siôn Eifion, Gwenno Fôn, Begw Rowlands, Gwenno Hodgkins, Wyn Bowen Harris and Elen Gwynne.

Gwenno Hodgkins plays Carys Gurkha, and she was part of the cast of the original series, Tipyn o Stad.

Gwenno Hodgkins:

“I’m so pleased to be back filming. This series will be much easier than the last series, due to the Covid restrictions that were in place at the time. Playing the role of Carys is like stepping back into a pair of comfy shoes. Her character came easy to me. I like her as a character – but on the other hand she is incredibly stubborn and makes bad decisions.”

“These estates are full of good people who are rooted in their communities and who work hard. It’s a privilege to portray a member of this community.”

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