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January (99 posts)

  1. WARNING: I am about to wax lyrical about Tchaikovsky...

    Wednesday 18 January 2012, 12:32

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    We're having a little bit of a Russian fest in work at the moment, it would appear. Not that I'm complaining. Playing as much contemporary music as the BBC Orchestras do leaves you craving a full throttle, red blooded, all guns blazing, melody and rhythm in equal measure programme every so often. And...

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  2. Sir Anthony Hopkins interview on BBC Radio Wales

    Wednesday 18 January 2012, 11:57

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Yesterday Roy Noble was joined on Radio Wales by actor and composer Sir Anthony Hopkins to discuss his début album, Composer.

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  3. Sunsets and sunrises

    Wednesday 18 January 2012, 10:41

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    We've had some beautiful sunrise and sunsets recently.

    Jacqueline Lane took this photo at Morfa Bychan.

    Roger Roberts from Monmouthshire sent in this picture taken at the Upper Neuadd reservoir in the Brecon Beacons.

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  4. Weatherman Walking: Episode two

    Monday 16 January 2012, 16:10

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Thanks to high pressure it was a dry weekend with plenty of sunshine, some cloud, frost and a few fog patches as well. The colder, brighter weather a welcome change after all the wet and windy weather we've had so far this winter!

    Temperatures over the weekend fell as low as minus 6 Celsius inland but...

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  5. Aneurin Barnard on David Bailey and We'll Take Manhattan

    Monday 16 January 2012, 14:40

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Welsh actor Aneurin Barnard portrays a young David Bailey in BBC Four's We'll Take Manhattan, a one-off drama that explores the explosive love affair between the iconic photographer and 1960s supermodel Jean Shrimpton.

    Predominantly set in 1962, We'll Take Manhattan centres on a week-long Vogue photo...

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  6. National Eisteddfod calls for 2012 art entries

    Monday 16 January 2012, 12:14

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Artists and makers in Wales are now able to submit their entries for the Open Exhibition at the 2012 National Eisteddfod.

    This year's National Eisteddfod will be held in the Vale of Glamorgan between 4-11 August. Artists are now being encouraged to submit their entries for the exhibition, which is held...

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  7. The execution of Timothy Evans

    Monday 16 January 2012, 12:00

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    There have undoubtedly been many miscarriages of justice in our legal system over the years. But none of them is quite as tragic and haunting as the conviction of Welshman Timothy Evans and his subsequent execution in March 1950 for a crime he did not commit.

    Timothy Evans was born in Merthyr Tydfil...

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  8. Adam Walton playlist and show info: Saturday 14 January 2012

    Monday 16 January 2012, 11:25

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    This week's show is now available via the BBC iPlayer. Please visit the link any time between now and the start of the next programme.

    This show isn't an exercise in self gratification or, at least, it shouldn't be. However, I have to say I'm rather proud of this week's effort - containing, as it does...

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  9. Stargazing Live in Wales

    Monday 16 January 2012, 09:23

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    After last year's successful event, Stargazing Live returns to BBC Two, 16-18 January 2012.

    Last year, up to 40,000 people took part in Stargazing astronomy activities in the UK and in 2012 BBC Learning and the Stargazing Live team are inviting more of you to get involved, with hundreds of events and...

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  10. Best of the sunshine in the north

    Friday 13 January 2012, 16:27

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    It's certainly felt more like winter today compared to recently. In fact last night was the coldest night of the month so far with temperatures falling as low as -1 Celsius in places with a fairly widespread frost.

    There was also a beautiful sunset yesterday evening which would have delighted the...

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