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Beryl, Cheryl a Meryl

Beryl, Cheryl a Meryl

To round off the first evening of broadcasting on S4C Clirlun (HD), the extremely popular film, Beryl, Cheryl a Meryl, will provide the perfect opportunity for some major chuckles as our three 'lovely ladies' head off to Tenerife for plenty of sun, fun and frolics. Beryl, Cheryl a Meryl was filmed in HD, and you can watch it on channel 105 on Freeview HD in Wales in all its glory.

Tudur Owen, Iwan John and Rolant Prys are the three actors in drag who play the loud-mouthed, fun-loving, but straight-talking characters who first came to prominence in S4C’s comedy sketch show, Mawr!

Comedian and author Tudur Owen from Anglesey, who plays spoof policeman, PC Leslie Wynne, scripted the film and plays Beryl.

As well as Rolant Prys (Meryl) and Iwan John (Cheryl), Johnny Tudor, Catherine Ayres, Geraint Todd, Arwel Griffiths and Grey Evans also star in the film.

Hopes of a relaxing holiday fly out of the window the moment Beryl, Cheryl and Meryl land in Tenerife. There's no room at the hotel they've booked and when a handsome Welshman offers them somewhere to stay, the results are unexpected...

Iwan John admits the film was great fun to work on. "The film is a real hoot," says the 38-year-old comedy actor. "I feel the characters have worked well together from the start and they've had a great response. I think comedy is all about gut feeling and the three of us knew instinctively something had clicked."

Comedy has always been the forte of the Pembrokeshire actor, who now lives with his wife Non Parry and their children in Bridyll near Cardigan after years of living in Cardiff.

He's been playing the funny man - or woman - since his school days in Crymych. His work includes stage pantomimes and children's programmes such as Noc Noc, Hotel Eddie, Y Rhaglen Wirion ’Na and Mawr!.

Inept manservant, Eddie Butler is one of his best-known characters, but Iwan seems to have cornered a niche in portraying women, with his spoof of Kath Jones from Pobol y Cwm among the most famous.

"Some people have suggested I like cross-dressing but I blame my bone structure for the fact I get asked to play women! People still call me 'Kath' in the street, but maybe they'll be shouting out, 'Cheryl' from now on!"

For more information about S4C Clirlun, go to s4c.co.uk/clirlun

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