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December (50 posts)

  1. William Glynne-Jones, forgotten genius of Welsh literature

    Friday 3 January 2014, 10:26

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    It seems that most parts of Wales are well represented when it comes to literature. From Glyn Jones and Alun Richards to Bobbi Jones and Gwyn Thomas, from the industrial valleys of the south-east to the rolling Pembrokeshire hills and the rugged mountains of the north.

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  2. Vets 24/7: Busy days and hectic nights

    Thursday 2 January 2014, 09:42

    Rachel MacManus Rachel MacManus

    In making this series we aim to give a real insight into the round-the-clock work that goes on at a busy veterinary practice.  We want viewers to get a feel for the hours that the vets and nurses put in to treat and care for all the animals which come through their doors.

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  3. Corpse candles and phantom funerals

    Monday 30 December 2013, 13:59

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    When the nights are dark and the wind howls around the corners of the house, it is the ideal moment to gather the family together around the fire and enthral, intrigue and frighten them with stories of headless horsemen, strange apparitions and things like the mysterious corpse candles that once haunted...

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  4. Hinterland: creating stories out of the landscape

    Monday 30 December 2013, 11:00

    Ed Talfan Ed Talfan

    Every nation needs a detective show to call its own. Wales bizarrely didn't have one so we wanted to put that right with Hinterland. We were also passionate about working with Richard Harrington; we had all worked with him before and felt that there was an intensity about him that he'd bring to the part...

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  5. Stanley and Min Lewis, two key contemporaries of Dylan Thomas

    Friday 27 December 2013, 11:00

    Polly March Polly March

    Husband and wife Stanley and Min Lewis lived a fascinating life which saw them produce a vast body of creative work as well as befriend Dylan and Caitlin Thomas when they lived across the Taf estuary from them in Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire.

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  6. Excorcism, atheism and ebooks

    Friday 27 December 2013, 09:00

    Phil Rickman Phil Rickman

    It’s now 40 years since The Exorcist hit the big screen and was promptly banned by local authorities all over the UK because of its graphic scenes of demonic possession.

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  7. Cream of local talent goes on show at Gas Gallery

    Friday 20 December 2013, 17:29

    Polly March Polly March

    A new open exhibition aimed at highlighting local talent goes on show at the Gas Gallery/Oriel Nwy in Aberystwyth this weekend.

    Organisers had to choose from more than 200 entries from 90 artists sent in from around Ceredigion.

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  8. Welsh Christmas birthdays

    Friday 20 December 2013, 12:53

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    When you look at the lives of famous Welshmen it is amazing to see how many of them were born during the Christmas period. Indeed, so many great actors, sportsmen and politicians entered the world around Christmas time that it's tempting to think some propitious guiding star was looking down on Wales...

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  9. Up the junction, BBC Wales Christmas TV idents

    Friday 20 December 2013, 11:58

    Paul Elliott Paul Elliott

    Just as many of us like to adorn our homes at this time of year with festive decorations and lights; we’ve also come to expect our TV channels to get into the spirit too by adding a touch of wintry wonderland magic into the mix.

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  10. Is it just Christmas, or is literature living in the past?

    Friday 20 December 2013, 11:53

    Phil Rickman Phil Rickman

    You look in a bookshop window and there they all are, the characters who live forever on the sales charts. Currently, you’ll find it’s James Bond and Bertie Wooster.

    Even the ones who are officially dead can’t be counted on to stay that way.

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