Mar 30 2011 By Camilla Goodman
CHESHAM is to appear on national television after the BBC has selected the town as a location to shoot one of its promotional videos.
The Town Mayor Councillor Jane Bramwell has been in several talks with a producer from the station who is interested in shooting a majority of the video to promote the royal wedding and Britain in the town.
Mrs Bramwell said: "I can't believe it, it's super. They have decided to shoot a fair amount in Chesham because it is such a beautiful typically English town. Chesham is going to have a regular slot on national television, isn't that wonderful. It's a chance to show just how beautiful Chesham is and will help to attract people to come and visit us. I think it's fantastic."
The BBC was searching for places doing something for the royal wedding and stumbled across Chesham after using the search engine Google, which brought up information on the Chesham Royal Wedding Do (CROWD).
The station will be filming in the town tomorrow (April 1) starting outside the George and Dragon, in High Street, at about 11.30am where they will film the Chesham All Girls Band marching through the centre before interviewing Mrs Bramwell and going on to film some other parts of the town.
The promotional video will be shown in between programmes across the BBC's channels and will vary in duration from 30 seconds to three minutes.
CROWD is taking place in The Moor on April 29 to help mark the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The event will kick off at 2pm when Mrs Bramwell will officially open the outdoor pool at Chesham Moor Gym and Swim by jumping into it.
Throughout the day there will be a picnic, music, a Punch and Judy show, a five-a-side football tournament and a fancy dress competition to the theme of the royal wedding.