A VILLAGE was turned into a film set today (February 20).

Scenes for BBC2's new comedy series Henpocalypse are being filmed in Llanfair TH, near Abergele. Filming is taking place over two days; today and tomorrow. 

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).

Rhyl Journal: Llanfair TH has been turned into a post-apocalypse world!Llanfair TH has been turned into a post-apocalypse world! (Image: Maryann Williams)

Filming is taking place in and around the village; Olivia's, the Post Office and around School Lane. The Black Lion pub is being used as a backdrop. 

Residents and businesses in Llanfair TH, near Abergele, were sent a letter ahead of filming.

The letter 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.


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

Rhyl Journal: Missing person posters go on display in the windows as the village is mocked up as a post-apocalypse worldMissing person posters go on display in the windows as the village is mocked up as a post-apocalypse world (Image: Maryann Williams)

"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 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.