Aerial Journeys | Looking at the British landscape from the air

Bird's Eye View | Wales: the Western Stronghold

Take a journey over land and through time with this film of Wales shot entirely from the air.

CHANNEL | BBC 2

FIRST BROADCAST | 28 February 1971

DURATION | 47 minutes 11 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1971

Synopsis

With dramatic mountain ranges, great rivers and natural resources, Wales has a landscape steeped in history and lore, evidenced by its many megaliths, forts and castles, which date back over 5,000 years. Its people are said to retain characteristics from both ancient Britain and the Mediterranean.

Did you know?

Narrator Rene Cutforth was a foreign correspondent for the BBC, reporting from some 74 countries on a diverse range of events including the Korean War and the Dalai Lama's escape to India. During the Second World War, Rene served in the Army and was seconded to the Ministry of Information. He was wounded and captured in North Africa, and taken as a prisoner of war to Italy and Germany.

Contributors

Narrator
Contributor
Dai Dan Evans
Contributor
Griffith Gwent
Contributor
Harri Gwyn
Contributor
Series Producer

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