Annes Wyn Williams
Story Producer, Pobol y Cwm
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Yn ystod wythnos Sioe Frenhinol Cymru, Annes Wyn Williams, Cynhyrchydd Stori 'Pobol y Cwm' sy’n disgrifio sut aeth y gyfres ati i greu stori ddramatig yn gysylltiedig â'r digwyddiad.
Ar ddechrau wythnos Sioe Frenhinol Cymru 2016, daeth trychineb i Benrhewl, fferm 'Pobol y Cwm'. Cafodd Cadno, sy'n byw yno gyda'i dau blentyn ifanc, Bobi ac Arthur, ddamwain wrth iddi gael ei tharo gan dractor. I wneud y sefyllfa yn fwy trasig fyth, ei phartner, DJ, oedd wrth y llyw.
Fel pob un o'n straeon, dechreuodd y syniadau gymryd siâp tua blwyddyn yn ôl mewn cynadleddau storïo sy’n digwydd rhwng ein hadran olygyddol yn BBC Cymru â'r awduron llawrydd.
Gan fod y bennod dan sylw yn cael ei darlledu yng nghyfnod y Sioe Frenhinol, roeddem yn awyddus i adlewyrchu pwysigrwydd diogelwch tra'n byw ac yn gweithio ar fferm. A gwneud hynny yn y modd mwyaf dramatig posib.
Tra'n datblygu’r stori, edrychom ar y peryglon sy’n wynebu’r sawl sy'n byw ac yn gweithio ar ffermydd a'r hyn allai fynd o'i le. Mae’r lefel yma o waith ymchwil yn bwysig iawn i gyfresi drama fel Pobol y Cwm. Yn aml, drwy’r gwaith ymchwil daw posibiliadau eraill, diddorol ar gyfer ein straeon i’r amlwg. Ar ôl...
Rhodri Talfan Davies
Director, BBC Cymru Wales
Looking back, perhaps last year was the calm before the storm. An opportunity to savour Wales’ qualification for Euro 2016 without knowing the extraordinary, pulsating story that was later to unfold in France. An opportunity to provide unrivalled coverage of the UK General Election just a year before our political institutions were rocked to the core by the EU referendum.
Today, we have published our BBC Wales Management Review for 2015-16 and there are many creative highlights: the return of Sherlock and Hinterland, the brilliance of War & Peace (adapted by Rhiwbina’s favourite son, Andrew Davies), a glorious BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, and the debut of a brand new BBC Wales competition BBC Young Dancer. Our news output has also continued to shine a light on events at home and further afield, including Newyddion 9's authoritative coverage of the Paris terrorist attacks.
It was the year our very special orchestra thrilled audiences across South America as part of our celebrations of Patagonia 150. And it was the year we made a record contribution to the BBC’s network screens and kicked-off one of the biggest regeneration projects Cardiff has ever seen, with our new base at...
With the BBC Wales film crew, I looked across a field at Mametz Wood on the battlefield of the Somme - a dark and sombre prospect in the February rain. Trees, tall and bare, grown from the seed of a forest obliterated by British artillery in July 1916, rise, now, from a tangle of bramble and hazel, rust-coloured in winter, like century-old barbed wire.
I walked up the gentle slope to the forest, over the claggy chalk soil, unable to imagine how young men, burdened with equipment and weapons could have made the same, short crossing of open ground under a deadly hail of German machine gun fire. There was nowhere to hide.
In the forest, hidden by the tangled thorns, is a floor pitted with the concave evidence of shell-holes. I wonder how any German soldier could have survived such a barrage. But they did and, when the British shells ceased landing, the German machine-gunners emerged from their bunkers and commenced their slaughter of the advancing Welsh and English infantry.
It was here that the artist and poet David Jones was wounded in the savage hand-to-hand fighting. Mametz Wood was the Welsh Division’s fiercest and most costly engagement of the Great War. Lloyd George...
Head of Sport, BBC Wales
There’s a whole lot of love going on in Wales at the moment, thanks to Euro 2016. And it seems the passionate support for our national team is matched by our love for gathering around a screen to watch them, or so the stats tell us.
Tickets for the fanzone at the Principality Stadium - supported by BBC Wales - were all gone in less than 90 minutes as fans made their plans for the semi-final. Those electric goal celebrations captured by BBC Wales news cameras at earlier fanzone matches suggest it could be quite a night.
The love doesn’t end there. Even the stars of the new Doctor Who...
Wales have really done us proud at Euro 2016 - there’s just no stopping our national team - or their fans!
The whole country is so proud of what we’ve achieved so far - and we want to show the world just how passionate Welsh fans are.
To help us celebrate send us snaps of you showing your support for the team and we’ll get to work on creating a Facebook gallery … plus we may even...
A number of artists from Wales will be performing at the Glastonbury music festival the weekend of June 24 to 26. Among those performing on the BBC Introducing stage will be Afro Funk artists Afro Cluster, Folk band Plu and electric trio XY&O.
Charlie Piercey is a guitarist with South Wales based band, Afro Cluster.
Afro Cluster's Charlie
Sgt Jon Richards
Police custody cells can be a vibrant, noisy, busy, stressful environment, not suited to all. It’s true that I very rarely get to meet people brought before me at their very best. Prisoners can often be emotional and carry pent up aggression. Some of society’s most vulnerable individuals can find themselves in custody, alongside people who have made a single bad decision or the unrepentant recidivist.
Pen yr Ole Wen, Snowdonia taken by Kris Williams
The weather is looking pretty promising over the bank holiday weekend. It won't be a totally dry story but plenty of useful weather to look forward to.
The pressure chart for Friday is showing low pressure to the south and high pressure to the north. A weather trough will bring some heavy and thundery showers across the south and west. North Wales can enjoy drier and brighter conditions. The...
Producer, Police 24/7, Series 3
What are the essentials for a police officer on the night shift in Swansea city centre? Passion, knowledge… and a pair of flip flops.
The first series of Police 24/7 were made in the Rhondda Valleys, Cardiff and Merthyr Tydfil. For our third outing we were due to film over the summer, so we naturally turned our attention to the coast. I’m a Swansea girl, so was thrilled to learn we’d be going back to my hometown!
South Wales Police on the beat in Swansea
Presenter, BBC Radio Wales
In 2016 Swansea City are what they call an ‘established’ Premier League team. Oh yes, there were some nerves a month or so ago that maybe this might be the year when things would start to unravel, but with a couple of wins that fear disappeared. With one game to go there is the possibility that Swansea might once again finish the season in the top half of the wealthiest league in the world.
Now, the club are planning for next season: talking to wealthy Americans about further investment, looking to sign new players for millions of pounds and hoping to start work on developing the Liberty...