Welsh soap cuts number of episodes over Covid concerns
S4C will be showing fewer episodes of its north of Wales set soap Rownd a Rownd series due to the effect of covid.
There will only be one weekly episode, rather than the usual two, after the Rondo television production crew had to postpone filming due to the impact of Covid on the timetable for filming.
The producers said on Twitter that Covid “had an impact on our filming schedule so to keep us on screen for as long as possible, we cut the episodes down from 2 to 1 a week. Thank you for your support during this unprecedented time”.
Wel gyfeillion, yn anffodus mae Covid wedi cael effaith ar ein hamserlen ffilmio felly er mwyn ein cadw ni ar y sgrin cyn hired â phosib, ‘da ni’n torri’r penodau i lawr o 2 i 1 yr wythnos. Diolch am eich cefnogaeth yn ystod y cyfnod digynsail hwn 💖
— Rownd a Rownd (@rowndarownd) March 11, 2021
Filming of the 15-year-old series was postponed in March last year due to the coronavirus, before resuming in August.
It is usually filmed on Anglesey but it was necessary to build new sets in Llangefni and Caernarfon last year.
Filming also had to be postponed twice in February this year after Covid-19 cases were reported at the office of the television production company, Rondo.
Huw Gethin Jones from Anglesey, who was an editor at the company, tragically died of complications involving Covid-19 at the age of 34 in February.
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