Keeping Faith Keeping Faith : of used the drama locations the All series in Welsh 3
Sat, 27 Mar 2021 19:00:00 +0000
As we say goodbye to Faith Howells, let's find out where the BBC series Keeping Faith is filmed
As we say goodbye to Faith Howells, let’s find out where the BBC series Keeping Faith is filmed
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Keeping Faith is back and the locations of the BBC Wales/S4C production starring Eve Myles just get more lovely as the show goes on.
There are a few new locations appearing in series three, the final installment of the drama which follows Abercorran solicitor Faith Howells (Myles) and her efforts to keep her and her family thriving following the disappearance (and reappearance) of husband, Evan (Bradley Freegard) in series one.
There's tense drama, dirty dealings and crackling sexual tension throughout Keeping Faith, and this final series will wrap up all the action – we hope.
Abercorran isn't a real town, sadly, and most of the show is filmed in Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, but there's more on that below.
Fans of the show can also follow a Keeping Faith tourist trail, more on that here.
Here are some of the new locations as featured in series three, and below those you can find out more about the locations featured throughout the earlier series too.
You'll see Faith at St Donats during this series up on the battlements with Judge Owens (Sian Phillips) and this location is truly a stunning gift to TV and filmmakers.
The 12th century, Grade I-listed castle is home to a progressive college in real life that attracts pupils from all over the world, you can read about that here.
As well as the dining hall resembling that of Hogwarts in Harry Potter, St Donats/Atlantic College has appeared on TV countless times, His Dark Materials also filmed there, as did Doctor Who and Decline and Fall.
The new complex of office buildings outside Cardiff Central Station double for London when Faith visits.
We think it's pretty convincing?
But we do see Eve Myles outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London, too.
One of the final things to be filmed at the old Broadcasting House in Llandaff, Cardiff – BBC Wales' home for more than 50 years – was Keeping Faith.
The Brutalist design, with its multitude of glass corridors double for the hospital in this third series.
The ruthless new character, Rose (Celia Imrie) has a stunning property on the Vale of Glamorgan coastline.
Away from the cameras, it's a private home, so we can't say too much more than that.
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It's often said that Laugharne is one of the major characters of Keeping Faith, such is its striking, atmospheric beauty.
Many of the exteriors were filmed at the Estuary, the castle and the high street, as well as just down the road at Pendine beach.
The series also used a number of local establishments for location shooting, such as The Cors Country House in Laugharne.
One of the major locations is the Howells family's house, with its stunning garden terrace that overlooks the estuary.
But the house in Laugharne is used as the exterior only – the interior is actually a studio in Cardiff.
The property with beautiful views of Laugharne Castle and the River Tâf from the decking is a privately-owned home.
It belongs to Eynon and Mary Hughes, who agreed to let the cast and crew shoot at their home.
The court scenes for series one and two were filmed at the Guildhall in Carmarthen and the Guildhall in Swansea.
According to the show’s director, Pip Broughton, the town was the perfect location for the drama.
“Carmarthen is brilliant – it’s easy to get here and it’s a beautiful market town with lots of history,” said Pip.
“The courthouse was fabulous to film in and the surrounding countryside were perfect for our needs.”
The police station in series one was based out of a station in Pontardawe.
Scenes were filmed at the Barry Yacht Club and Porthkerry Caravan park in Rhoose.
Faith stops the reverend from jumping at Nash Point, Bridgend.
Filming also took place at a primary school – Heol y Cyw – in Bridgend.
And scenes were also filmed at various farms and properties in Cowbridge, not far from the production base in Bridgend.
Producers say you might also recognise the backdrop of Port Talbot in some of the exteriors, including the North Bank Fishery.
Keeping Faith is on BBC One on Saturdays at 9pm from March 27
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Sat, 27 Mar 2021 19:00:00 +0000
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Viewers loved the BBC Wales drama when it first aired in 2017, with a second series following in 2019.
Filmed in both Welsh and English, the series is called Un Bore Mercher in Wales – which means One Wednesday Morning.
Series one and two of Keeping Faith were massively successful for the BBC and S4C, with more than 33 million iPlayer requests to date.
The show won three BAFTA Cymru awards in 2018, with Eve Myles winning best actress for her role as Faith.
She stars opposite her real life husband Bradley Freegard, who plays Evan Howells.
In series one, Faith’s life is turned upside down when her husband disappears.
She’s forced out of maternity leave to return to their family-run firm of lawyers.
Viewers saw Faith attempt to keep her family together, while trying to trace her husband.
As she delves deeper into Evan’s disappearance, it becomes clear that it isn’t a typical missing persons case.
Faith discovers that Evan had developed links with the Glynns, a local crime family, as a way of fixing the family’s financial problems.
He owes the Glynns £80,000.
While searching for clues about what happened to her husband, Faith develops romantic feelings towards Steve Baldini (played by Mark Lewis Jones).
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In series two, Evan is released from jail, and Faith must find a way of living with him.
The series ended with Evan leaving the family once again – this time, we think, for good.
Meanwhile, Steve told Faith: “I’ll be here for you when you’re ready.”
The Guardian called the series the Big Little Lies of Wales.
It’s been 18 months since we last saw life in Abercorran.
Faith and Evan are in the middle of a divorce and their custody battle goes from bad to worse as Evan fights to be granted shared custody.
Mum-of-three Faith tries to be positive as she juggles being a mother and a lawyer.
But then someone from her past returns and threatens her happy future.
Meanwhile, Faith and her new law firm is firmly established.
She takes on the case of a father who insists his gravely ill son has an operation that could kill him.
The boy has a brain tumour, but dad Mike wishes to overrule the local hospital trust and seek out a controversial new treatment.
Celia Imrie, 68, joins the cast of Keeping Faith.
She portrays Rose Fairchild in the BBC drama.
All we know about her character is that she is an “unwanted visitor” who returns and looks set to threaten Faith’s future.
The mysterious new character is said to have a defining influence on Faith.
Celia says: “Rose is tough, regretful, ruthless… She wants to make amends with her past but has left it all too late.”
The actress is famous for her roles in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, Titanic, Nanny McPhee, Calendar Girls, Dinnerladies and Doctor Zhivago.
Welsh actress Sian Phillips, 87, joins the cast as Judge Alwen Owens.
Faith’s new law firm is now firmly established, but she is already finding herself at loggerheads with esteemed local judge Alwen Owens.
Veteran actress Sian has been performing on stage and screen since the 1950s.
Roles include Mrs Driver in The Borrowers and Mrs Archer in The Age of Innocence.
Meanwhile Cath Ayers returns as Faith’s best friend Lisa Connors and Hannah Daniel plays Cerys.
Matthew Aubrey plays Mike Taylor in series three of Keeping Faith.
He’s famous for playing Gary in Brave New World, Wayne in Deep Water, Jonty in Kiss Me First and Brian in Made in Dagenham.
In Keeping Faith, he portrays Mike, the father of a very sick boy.
Matthew tells us: “Mike is a young father who has recently lost his wife to cancer.
“We find him at a point in his life where Osian, his son, is also in hospital and being treated for cancer.[…]
“He’s frightened and beyond exhausted.
He wants desperately to fight for Osian’s life and to do the right thing, but doesn’t even know what the right thing is anymore.”
Sadly there will be not be a fourth series of Keeping Faith.
The third instalment is the last.
Actress Eve confirmed she’d filmed her last ever scenes as Faith in August 2020.
She tweeted: “With a heavy heart I say goodbye to Faith.”
With a heavy heart I say goodbye Faith…..Thank you🙏🏻💛 pic.twitter.com/jTUpPz3ITK
— Eve Myles (@TeamEveMyles) August 30, 2020
The first episode of Keeping Faith airs on Saturday March 27 2021 on BBC One.
The entire series will then be available to binge watch on iPlayer.
The drama is filmed in Wales, mainly around Laugharne in Carmarthenshire.
It’s a town on the south coast which lies on the estuary of the River Tâf and was once home to the poet Dylan Thomas.
Amanda Rees, S4C’s director of content, said she was “thrilled” to see the series returning.
She said: “This pioneering drama is hailed as one of S4C’s originals, and the award-winning thriller, set in the heart of one of Wales’ most beautiful landscapes, has raised the profile of Welsh drama across the world.”
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– March 27, 2021
Keeping Faith 2021 . All the locations used in series 3 of the Welsh drama
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