THE BBC television programme “Saving Lives at Sea” is to air an episode based partly in Abergele later this month.

“Facing the Fear”, the fourth episode of its eighth series, will be shown on BBC Two at 8pm on Thursday, October 19.

“Blast! Films” is the production company behind the programme, which documents the lives of the men and women of the RNLI.


Filming for BBC programme takes place in Rhyl and Abergele

The BBC synopsis says of the episode: “In North Wales, the Conwy crew respond to reports of two people - including a young boy - who have been caught out by the tide and are now struggling to stay afloat.

“Just along the coast, the crew at Flint come to the aid of a yacht which has lost its moorings and is now stuck under a railway bridge with its owner still on board.”

Filming took place in March, at both Rhyl’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) station, and at The Hoptimist, a pub in Abergele, in March.

A backstory with one of the RNLI members, Colin T Jones, was also filmed, showing him singing and playing guitar at The Hoptimist, which he does in his spare time.

These stories will not definitely be included in the final episode.

Colin told the Journal in April: "It's fantastic to see Rhyl RNLI being featured on Saving Lives at Sea again; this is a great program for showcasing the volunteers of the charity and some of the work we do.

“As part of the series, they like to include backstories, and hopefully some of my live music will be seen on the show.”