July 20, 2010
Instead of spotting woodland wildlife, visitors to Hensol woodlands near Cowbridge in the last few weeks may have come face-to-face with a ghost, werewolf or even a vampire.
There was no cause for concern though – the supernatural visitors were the stars of the BBC Three series Being Human which was being filmed in Hensol woodlands in the Vale of Glamorgan.
The production team from Touchpaper Wales had gone down to the woods to film scenes for the third series of the supernatural drama-comedy which stars Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow, Aidan Turner and Sinead Keenan.
Touchpaper Wales’s Location Manager Jonathan Allot said, "When looking for locations to film, there are a number of criteria that are common to every sort of location, particularly the aesthetics and the ability to service the location, and Hensol ticks both these boxes.
"Combined with the pro-active and professional attitude adopted by Forestry Commission Wales, the whole experience was straightforward and a pleasure for our production company to deal with."
Series three of Being Human will be shown on BBC Three in early 2011.