July 7, 2011
star Paul Merton to film camel polo spectacle on Berrow beach!
personality and comedian Paul Merton - who is well known for his
appearances on the BBC's Have I Got News For You - will
be visiting Berrow Beach next Friday (15th July) to film a new
Channel 5 TV series featuring an offbeat look at the British seaside.
production company Tiger Aspect has chosen Berrow to film an unusual
match of camel polo which will take place between 10am-1pm, which
the public will be welcome to attend.
District Council's property manager, Tim Mander, who negotiated
the location deal, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It is great
news that Berrow has been chosen to host this unusual event and
we particularly welcome such a well-liked and indeed loved TV
personality as Paul Merton."
added: "The fact that Berrow continues to be the preferred
location of numerous production companies is a testament both
to the beauty and accessibility of the beach and, of course, the
help and assistance given by Sedgemoor's Beach Safety Manager
Graham Newing and his staff."
council says coverage like this helps to promote Berrow and the
Burnham area as a beach holiday location.
recently featured in a CBBC children's drama in October 2010 while
Casualty filmed part of an episode in January 2011 on the
Bruno and Sooty and Sweep have filmed programmes on neighbouring