A new documentary feature series illustrating the varies lifestyles of local people in Glamorgan – including Penarth – begins on BBC Wales on Friday evening at 19:30.
The production company – Boom Cymru sets the scene by saying:- “From the larger than life showmen of the iconic Barry Island Pleasure Park to the green-fingered owner of Fonmon Castle hoping to win ‘best pumpkin’ at the annual Vale show … to Penarth and a couple of young travel Vloggers who shot to fame after a fish slap to the face … We follow the rich and varied lives of the locals who live, work and play in the shadow of the Welsh Capital over the spring and summer of 2016.”
Amongst those featured in the series are well-known Penarth retailers – and residents – Andy Bradshaw & Peter Knowles who run Hamptons in Ludlow Lane and Shore on Penarth Esplanade .
Andy and Peter’s activities across the spring and summer are featured – including their extra curricular participation in the Penarth Summer Festival Downhill Derby . [ As PDN is not including any spoilers – Any viewers who missed the original event will just have to watch the series to find out what happened]
The TV series will run for 4 weeks with the first episode airing on prime time TV; Friday 7th April at 7.30pm on BBC 1 Wales – and then the following three Fridays for episodes 2, 3 and 4.