Thursday, February 20, 2014

Gareth Gwynn's Little Book Of Welsh Independence

On Friday at 11am, BBC Radio 4 will broadcast Gareth Gwynn's Little Book Of Welsh Independence.

Having co-written 3 comedy series on Welsh History and one on Welsh Broadcasting, tackling Welsh Independence really feels like the Welsh End-Of-Level Boss.

It was fascinating to make, I met some brilliant people who were all very nice about the fact Radio 4 had sent a comedy writer to interview them rather than someone in a tie - and I certainly don't envy producer Steven Rajam on having to squeeze it into 27mins. I hope you like it.

I should also mention, there's a 5 hour edit of the show available. That's not on iPlayer, but to hear it you need to buy me a drink and say "So, Welsh Independence, what's that all about, then?" and I'll be off...

Aside from that, the second part of my Twisted History of BBC Wales goes out on Saturday at 1pm. Episode 1 should be on iPlayer right now, and if it isn't BBC Radio Wales have saved you a lot of bother by Audiobooing some of the best bits...

Monday, February 10, 2014

Happy Birthday BBC Cymru Wales

Last weekend, BBC Cymru Wales celebrated it's fiftieth anniversary. There were programmes all over BBC Wales television and radio to mark the occasion, including one presented by myself - Gareth Gwynn's Twisted History of BBC Wales. The show featured Elis James, Nadia Kamil, Chris Day, David Woodward, Bethan Elfyn, Jason Mohammed, Alan Thompson and Mal Pope who all knew they were going to be in the show and a host of other BBC Radio Wales names who didn't.

The whole hour-long show is currently on iPlayer. It'll then be broken down into half-hour episodes and repeated in future weeks.

I should say that one unexpected highlight of making the programme was this appearance as part of BBC Two Wales' retro-continuity on the Saturday evening.

I'd never seen that logo before. The campaign to bring it back starts here. It's even better than those little birds.