The Sun films TV advert in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 16:18 26 July 2012 | UPDATED: 18:24 26 July 2012

The star of the ad, in check shirt, walks past Palmer's newsagents

The star of the ad, in check shirt, walks past Palmer's newsagents


HATFIELD is enjoying a week in The Sun – in more ways than one.

A camera crew is currently in town filming a new advert for The Sun newspaper – featuring a tank, soldiers, police, football and a biscuit van.

The shoot is expected to last four days, finishing on Saturday.

The Welwyn Hatfield Times got in touch with The Sun and asked what the advert was about, but a spokesman for the tabloid said viewers would have to wait and see when it hit the screens in mid-August.

So we went down to the shoot yesterday and took a look for ourselves.

With a group of soldiers sat on a tank parked outside Palmer’s newsagents in the Common, a man in a check shirt talks to camera as he walks down the street.

He passes roadworkers, steals a megaphone from a street preacher, dodges a football, and kisses a bald man in a mobility scooter on the head before walking into a van labelled Biscuits.

The shoot drew the attention of a large number of passers-by, who stood and watched take after take.

And shop owners in The Common were more than happy to have the cameras capture their businesses on film.

Germana Francisco, manager of Skippers fish and chips shop in The Common, said: “I always hide away when the camera comes past us!

“But it’s nice for Hatfield to be on film. It’s good for the town.”

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