A RHYL chip shop moonlighting as a recording studio has welcomed a soap star and a film actor for a brand new drama.

Les & Rita's Fish Bar, on Wellington Road was selected as the set for the Rebekah Harrison's upcoming BBC Radio 4 drama Faded Glory, which saw actors from Prestatyn share the sound booth with Coronation Street actor Shobna Gulati and Atonement actor Roger Evans.

The supporting cast was comprised of members of Prestatyn Community Players and Centre Stage Theatre Company including actors Stuart Tong, Sara Jane Toman, Tom Spencer, Rob Armstrong, Julie Armstrong, Carl Ashton-Ainsworth, Luis Tetchiner and Alex Morgan, who lent their vocal talents to the on location recording on Wednesday, June 12.

Prestatyn Youth Theatre drama teacher and manager Stuart Tong, who was tasked with assembling a homegrown cast, said: Mr Tong added: " I wasn't shocked as I've worked with the BBC before, although it came out of the blue.

"There seems to be a move to approaching people from the localities when they are making these productions. It's so much better than having some one putting on a North Wales accent, and it gives them the opportunity to experience working with a world renowned company with national coverage."

Previously, Mr Tong's services have been enlisted by the broadcaster in the town in 2014 to help film an episode of The Slammer.

In Mr Tong's latest collaborative effort with the BBC, the 45 minute drama follows two childhood sweethearts, Dave and Sue - played by Evans and Gulati - who meet again after 20 years. As part of the plot, Dave runs his family chip restaurant in Rhyl, while Sue works for a developer working on tasked with the regeneration of the town that has his business in its crosshairs.

Following revelations, such as the work Dave does in the community, the story finds Sue seeking integrate residents into the for the town's future.

Mr Tong added: "It's extremely important people are involved in a story about regenerating the area and puts a spotlight on Rhyl and the talent in this area.

"I'm sure we'll work together again, there's plenty of opportunity in the future, and as I'm connected with the drama school, I hope for the children from the area."

Faded Glory will air on BBC Radio 4 on Thursday, July 25 at 2.15pm.