In pictures: Gavin and Stacey film in Barry for Christmas special

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media captionFilming the Gavin and Stacey Christmas special

A reunion involving Gavin, Stacey, Smithy, Nessa and Uncle Bryn has been caught on camera in Barry.

The Bafta-winning BBC sitcom Gavin and Stacey, about a long-distance relationship between a girl from south Wales and an Essex boy, was last screened in the UK in 2010.

In May, co-writer and star James Corden announced its return.

The cast filmed scenes over the weekend surrounded by Christmas decorations, watched by crowds of onlookers.

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image captionOh! Look who's back: Ruth Jones returned as Nessa
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image caption'What's occurin'?' Ruth Jones and Joanna Page reunited as friends Nessa and Stacey
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image captionMatthew Horne and Joanna Page filmed a scene as Gavin and Stacey surrounded by Christmas decorations
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image captionThe pair play a couple who fell in love in a long-distance relationship
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image captionAlison Steadman and Larry Lamb - who play Gavin's parents - were pictured with James Corden and Rob Brydon
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image captionFans of the show have been watching the filming and taking pictures of actors like Melanie Waters (left) who plays Gwen, Stacey's mum
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image captionRob Brydon is back playing Uncle Bryn
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image captionA car belonging to Smithy - played by James Corden - was spotted on the street
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image captionCorden was seen with the crew in Barry
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image captionRuth Jones has co-written the Christmas special with writing partner Corden
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image captionShe said in May that the cast were "so excited... to give fans of the show a festive treat this Christmas"
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image captionThe cast took over a street in Barry - where Stacey's mother lives - on Friday
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image captionThe filming attracted crowds of excited onlookers

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