There aren't many television series that can boast 10 years, but this year Coming Home has just hit that incredible anniversary. Although I wasn't on the team from day one, I’ve been a part of this production since 2007 and working as producer and director since 2010. It’s a job I absolutely love.
Ben Miller on Coming Home
There have been many great names over the past decade. In fact, far too many for me to list, but after Donny Osmond kicked off the very first Coming Home in 2005, we've had the pleasure of filming with actor Michael Sheen, singer Olivia Newton-John, Cilla Black, Michael York, Katherine Jenkins, Shakin' Stevens, John Rhys-Davies and many, many more. Although they’re all very different personalities, they all share one thing in common - a passion to learn about their ancestry.
I think the series has endured these many years, because our viewers are also very curious about their own family history. We certainly get a lot of emails each year from people who have researched their...
It’s been a shock to the system over the weekend after a fairly mild start to November; we've had a very cold and frosty couple of nights. The cold snap is pretty short lived as the weather is set to become milder through this week.
Over the weekend we had a few snow showers especially on higher ground.
Brecon Beacons by Mike Davies
Table Mountain by Fay Clubb
The cold weather is set to continue for a time through Monday, but at least it's sunny. A weather front will change the dynamics of our weather as we go into Monday night. This front will bring some rain and wind from the north-west. It will also bring an Atlantic airflow, so it will be a little bit milder into early hours of Tuesday morning.
Pressure chart for Tuesday 24 November
It’s been a busy time in the weather office this week with storm Barney bringing severe gales on Wednesday. It was the worst storm to hit Wales so far this autumn with wind gusts of 50 to over 80mph. The highest gust recorded was 85mph at Aberdaron on the Llŷn Peninsula.
This month has been exceptionally mild but it’s finally turning colder on Friday. The reason for the drop in temperature is a change in wind direction with north-westerly wind bringing Arctic air southwards. The wind is going to a big feature of our weather tonight and tomorrow with a Met Office warning of gales covering much of Wales. Some large waves are also likely on the north and west coast but with neap tides!
Warnings aside, wintry showers are also likely from Friday night with a mix of rain, hail, sleet and snow in places. Most of the snow will fall on high ground with a few centimetres likely by tomorrow morning on some of the hills and mountains, including the Brecon Beacons.
Met Office Pressure Chart - November 20
The ’80s was a memorable decade. For me it spelt the start of my career as a documentary filmmaker recording people's life stories - something I feel very lucky to still be doing.
For many others who lived in Wales in the 1980s, their memories remain vivid and heartfelt. They often evoke strong emotions, even to this day. I know this because I’ve spent much of the last year filming the stories of some remarkable men and women who lived through this tumultuous decade.
BBC Make It Digital Wales Trainee
The first group of BBC Make It Digital trainees in Wales have just completed their placements, including Lucy Campbell, 23, from Cardiff.
A couple of months ago, I came back to Wales stressed and broke. I had spent the previous four years in London, studying Book Arts and Design and then trying to become a millionaire with the skills I had learned. But I found it tough-going and hard to make ends meet. I needed to get a job to take the next step but I didn't have the experience on my CV.
The first group of BBC Make It Digital Trainees in Cardiff receive their certificates from rugby legend and BBC commentator Jonathan Davies
Atlantic storms seem to be coming at us one after the other at the moment! At first there was Abigail, who was followed closely by ex-hurricane Kate last week and over the weekend, and next on the list is Barney which will bring another spell of heavy rain and severe gales on Tuesday evening.
A range of weather warnings are currently in force across the UK, so do check here for the latest updates for Wales…
Stormy waves lash Aberystwyth - Izzy Standbridge
It’s been very mild recently. On the night of November 9/10th the temperature at Hawarden in Flintshire didn’t fall below 15.7°C - A new record for November!
The reason for the unusually mild weather is down to the wind direction, as south-westerly winds are bringing warm air to our shores from the Tropics. The downside is that those south-westerlies bring a lot of moisture and rain in from the Atlantic.
As the moist air hits the Welsh mountains it is forced upwards, producing more clouds and rain. The technical term for this is orographic enhancement. In fact, rainfall can be as much as...
North-west Wales has borne the brunt of the wind and heavy rain recently. We’ve seen over 150mm of rainfall Near Capel Curig in Snowdonia. In the past few days 6 inches of rain has fallen! This is very evident in some of the swollen rivers. At the moment, there are eight flood alerts in force and two flood warnings.
The wind is also a big presence this week; it will be strong to gale force. The highest gust recorded on Monday was 66mph in Aberdaron on the Llŷn Peninsula and 54mph at Mumbles Head in Swansea.
Llŷn Peninsula, Kris Williams
October was the driest in Wales since 2007!
November has also started off dry and settled with high pressure bringing a mixture of glorious sunshine, thick fog and record temperatures in Ceredigion…
Sian Edwards, Llangollen
The weather station at Trawsgoed broke the record for the highest recorded UK temperature in November on Sunday with a high of 22.4°C beating the previous record of 21.7°C recorded in...
My visit to The Welsh Refugee Council play group was a massive eye opener and confirmed to me that we really do live in the greatest country in the world. We have so many kind people who look after each other and really care about people who are new to our country. Not only do we get huge donations for BBC Children in Need but we also have so many kind volunteers who help to run schemes like the one I visited.