Wednesday, July 19, 2023

July 2023 - The Newsmakers, Radio Clonc and the Little Dome

The Newsmakers
is a brand new topical show for BBC Radio 4 starring Rachel Parris and featuring
Bilal Zafar, Emily Lloyd Saini, Sam Pamphilon, Michael Spicer and Rosie Holt and produced by Ed Morrish. I'm on the writing team for the show which will be broadcast on 28th July and also be available on BBC Sounds.

Radio Clonc - Mae Radio Clonc Cyfres 2 ar BBC Sounds nawr. Dw i'n cyd-ysgrifennodd hwn gyda Sian Harries a Tudur Owen ond - achos dw i'n dysgwr - Dw i ddim yn mynd i gwrandewch yr Radio Clonc yn fyw - ond, dw i'n mynd yn fwrandewch yn BBC Sounds gyda "0.5 Speed" - Mae'n game changer. 

Radio Clonc series 2 is on BBC Sounds now. I co-write the show with Sian Harries and Tudur Owen but, because I'm a Welsh learner, I'm not going to listen live, but on BBC Sounds at "0.5 speed". It's a game changer.

For more information on Clonc check out the above video or this article (yn gymraeg) - but if you're interested in how on earth I work in welsh when my grasp of the language is shakey at best, I had a chat about exactly this with Kiri Pritchard Mclean on BBC Radio Wales a couple of weeks ago.

Staying in Wales, I've been working as script editor on Lady Bigfoot, a short film for BBC One Wales, written by and starring stand-up star Anna Thomas, directed by Ryan Andrew Hooper and produced by Beastly Media. It is now available on BBC iPlayer.

I've also been appearing on a couple of podcasts - I got to host the "Best bits from Wales" edition of Meet Me At The Museum, I spoke at length about Hattie Jacques and John Le Mesurier to a VERY patient Grainne and Chantal on The Way They Were and I was interviewed about 1920s radio pioneer and all-round eccentric Major Arthur Corbett-Smith on two episodes of Paul Kerensa's incredible British Broadcasting Century (61 and 68).

And finally, we're technically between-series of The Xennial Dome, but Esyllt Sears and I are still meeting up once a week to record editions of The Xennial Dome's Little Dome. In these 20 minute episodes we cover the month in "Xennial history", which we're defining as any period after January 1977 - meaning that so far we've spent time discussing everything from Voyager II (July 1979) to the death of Teletext (June 2009) and an awful lot in between. They're available in the player at the bottom of this page or wherever you get your podcasts.

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