FILMING is said to be taking place today (March 6) at Moel Famau ahead of a new comedy series.

Henpocalypse! Where a hen weekend meets the apocalypse, has been commissioned for BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.

The sitcom is being produced by production company Various Artists Limited and has been written by Caroline Moran (Hullraisers, Raised by Wolves).

The Free Press has been informed by a resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, that filming is being conducted at the highest hill in the Clwydian Range, which lies on the boundary between Denbighshire and Flintshire. 

Filming is expected to continue into the night. 

The resident said this afternoon: "I have just been for a walk up Moel Famau, from the Ruthin end, by Llanbedr-Dyffryn-Clwyd, and the car park where people park is absolutely full. There is massive television trucks and lorries and four wheel drives and private security."

The resident made some enquiries and was informed filming for a BBC2 drama was taking place. 

After making further enquries, he was told it was Henpocalypse!

The reader was surprised at the amount of equipment on show; flood lights and generators were on show indicating crews would be filming into the night. 

On February 20 and 21, filming for the series took place in Llanfair TH, near Abergele.

Letters had been sent residents ahead of filming.

It stated: "Various Artists Limited is preparing for filming of Henpocalypse filming in Abergele and throughout North Wales and have agreed with several businesses to come film around Llanfair Talhaiarn.

"The scenes will be the hen's walking around a newly deserted apocalypse town finding security in a pharmacy.

"We are filming in and around the village; Olivia's, the Post Office and around School Lane. As we are filming a post-apocalypse world we do require some scenes with no car movements for the majority of filming. To do this safely we have employed a traffic management company to briefly stop and hold traffic while the scene is being filmed. Resident and business owners still have access to the village but will just require a short wait at our traffic light points."

The Black Lion pub, located in Llanfair TH on Water Street, was used as a backdrop for scenes. 

The sitcom is being described as a "high-energy comedy romp", through the eyes of five women on the ultimate hen weekend, which goes very wrong leaving them in the ultimate fight for survival.


A further description reads: "When bridezilla-to-be Zara’s hen-do is interrupted by the end of the world, she and her four fellow working-class West Midlander best mates wait out the breakdown of human civilisation in an isolated holiday cottage in Wales.

"Emerging from quarantine into the harsh new post-apocalyptic world, they find the male population has almost entirely wiped out and Britain is now a hellscape in which only the very fittest will survive. It’s inevitable on a hen do there’ll be fractious dynamics between friends so how will they come together to work out what to do with the male stripper, the only man who seems to have survived? Pitted against a group of radicalised Pilates instructors and using sex toys as spears against the enemy, will the dysfunctional friends survive in the harsh new world of societal breakdown?"