SCENES for a number of TV shows and films were shot in Flintshire and Wrexham during 2023.

It's no secret that north Wales is full of beautiful spots for film crews to feature in their latest productions.

And many places in Flintshire and Wrexham became the places-to-be for filming just last year.

Here are some of the shows/films filmed in 2023 that you can/will be able to watch which feature some recognisable locations ...


The Leader: PIC: Zara’s messy hen do in an isolated Welsh cottage gets derailed by the apocalypse. (Image: BBC2)

A BBC comedy that centres around five women who are out celebrating bride-to-be Zara's engagement when celebrations are interrupted by "the end of the world".

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

Part of the six-part series, still available to watch now on iPlayer were shot at Moel Famau, while others were based a little further out of the county over in Abergele and Llanfair TH.

Dead Hot

The Leader: PIC: Film crews for 'Dead Hot' at Pentre Halkyn last year.

In September 2023, crews had been seen setting up cameras in Pentre Halkyn with several HGV's and filming equipment spotted around the Hen Rake area.

A letter shown to the Leader - and sent out to nearby residents - revealed that Quay Street Productions were filming scenes for TV series 'Dead Hot' in the area.

The comedy thriller has been created and written by Charlotte Coben (The Stranger), who previously worked with Quay Street Productions founder and producer Nicola Shindler on Netflix dramas The Stranger and Stay Close.

The show is said to be set in present-day Liverpool and follows Elliot and Jess, two best friends in their 20s who are united by a bond of grief at losing Peter – the first and only love of Elliot and Jess’ twin brother.

No definitive date has been set yet for Dead Hot's release, but it is expected to air this year.


Chuck Chuck Baby

The Leader: PIC: Chuck Chuck Baby stars Louise Brealey and Annabelle Scholey with director Janis Pugh and co-stars and real life ex-factory workers Amanda Waite-Jones, Vanessa Roberts, Zoe May and Babs Waite (Image: Pako Mera)

A comedy film starring real life chicken factory workers that was shot in Flintshire.

It is set in a chicken factory in Flint and stars Louise Brealey (Sherlock), Annabel Scholey (The Salisbury Poisoning, The Sixth Commandment) Sorcha Cusack (Snatch, Father Brown, Jane Eyre), Celyn Jones (Set Fire to the Stars).

The main character, Helen, spends her nights packing chickens and her days caring for a dying mother-figure Gwen. Helen’s world takes an unexpected turn with the return of Joanne. They were the objects of the other’s unspoken teenage passions 20 years ago. One night, encouraged by Helen, Joanne starts a playful wooing game that re-awakens their youthful feelings. 

Janis Pugh, from Flint, worked at the chicken factory in Sandycroft some years ago - where she took much of the inspiration for the film.

The Guardian reviewed the film at the Edinburgh Festival - giving it a solid three out of five stars and it is set to hit the cinemas early this year.

Henry House

The Leader: PIC: A poster for Wrexham Comedy TV Drama 'Henry House'.

This one is currently in the works and is being fully filmed in Wrexham.

Produced by Rocking Horse Media, 'Henry House' will be a comedy drama set in a Wrexham care home.

Set at Christmas, Henry House explores when, and indeed how, Izzy Orchard is able to strike up an improbable bond with a new Dementia and PTSD resident named Paul; played by television icon, Peter Purves of Blue Peter and Doctor Who fame.

The show will include SEND actors while providing unique work experience opportunities on a professional TV set.

Keep an eye out for this one in the coming months!

Welcome to Wrexham

The Leader: PIC: Wrexham AFC manager Phil Parkinson with club chairmen Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.

Last but not least is this hugely-successful documentary series all about Wrexham AFC and its surrounding community.

The first season of Welcome to Wrexham was watched by people all over the world and its popularity led to a second season being produced.

Some of the scenes for that were shot in and around the STok Cae Ras ground and aired via Disney Plus towards the end of last year.

The documentary and the takeover of the football club by Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds detailed within it has helped put the club and Wrexham as a whole on the map and has even boosted tourism to no end.

It has even led to celebrities like Hugh Jackman, Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd coming to watch the Reds play.

A third season will be coming out later this year and will detail Wrexham's long-awaited return to the English Football League.