117 posts about Radio Wales on this blog
Monday 3 February 2014, 13:32
What am I for?
I’m good at feeding my daughter, hoovering the stairs, walking long distances in drizzle without complaining, playing one record after another after 4 Guinnesses (but no more) and, erm, well that’s it, really.
Thursday 30 January 2014, 15:55
This week's show is brought to you by the number 4, the words 'rammed', 'full', 'of', 'sonic' and 'treats', and the letter 'Ff' (I love that Y Ffug song).
Wednesday 22 January 2014, 15:57
So, I’ve been on this planet for a very long time it seems - I’ve hit that dreaded landmark birthday, the big 40! It was a quiet weekend of celebrating, a nice meal with friends, a nostalgic drink and a sack full of cards – gone are the wild parties too, it seems!
Wednesday 22 January 2014, 10:21
The tale of the three Sheppards from Tonyrefail continues and this update is from Anita Farrell, whose two great uncles and great great grandfather were featured in my blog last November to commemorate Remembrance Day.
Monday 20 January 2014, 16:12
I always find it odd when radio people claim that they've 'discovered' an artist. Artists are rarely found in a basket under the chimney.
Thursday 16 January 2014, 14:43
Hinterland has landed on BBC Wales this month and gaining a world of new fans each week; I loved the first airing in Welsh of Y Gwyll, so I knew I wanted to invite the moody elusive DCI Tom Mathias aka actor Richard Harrington into the studio to pick his musical memories.
Monday 13 January 2014, 16:34
Adam Walton's Radio Wales show playlist for 11 January 2014, on the BBC Wales blog.
Friday 27 December 2013, 09:00
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.
Friday 20 December 2013, 11:53
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.
Monday 16 December 2013, 17:04
Admittedly it's not the pithiest handle in the world ever — but it does do what it says on the tin.
Monday 16 December 2013, 13:33
The wry humour and mystical characters of Terry Jones’ imagination have enthralled several generations of children and as a festive treat are to be broadcast on BBC Radio Wales this Christmas.
Friday 13 December 2013, 12:35
Real-life cops might generally be more efficient these days but, for writers of crime fiction, where the rule book tends to get discarded, policing is just not as much fun.
Friday 6 December 2013, 14:19
It was Peter Florence, director of the Hay Festival, who said, 'Why did it take you so long?' He meant writing a novel set in Hay-on-Wye.
Friday 29 November 2013, 16:08
It's 10 years since The Da Vinci Code was first published, which coincides with the publication of The Camelot Code and the return of Phil the Shelf to BBC Radio Wales.
Tuesday 26 November 2013, 14:31
"I particularly like this new one from Mowbird," said the chieftain, doing a dance that no one should attempt in a hemp skirt with no undercrackers on.
Wednesday 20 November 2013, 12:31
This week we feature debut plays for DJ Spleenbaby, N.A.N.C.Y., Sleep Beggar and Paul Denley.
Tuesday 12 November 2013, 15:10
Where do great lyrics come from? Is it an innate verbal aptitude, something that is prompted by leading an interesting life?
Monday 4 November 2013, 13:22
Each year as people start to wear poppies and Remembrance Day gets closer my thoughts and research efforts become focused on helping others overcome their military based family history obstacles, and this year is no different.
Monday 28 October 2013, 13:09
My first BBC Radio Wales broadcast was on 15 October 1993. It's astonishing to me that it has been that long.
Monday 28 October 2013, 09:40
For many, this weekend's game between Cardiff City and Swansea City is more than a football match. Seasoned football observers won't need telling that the south Wales derby is one of, if not the most fierce match in British football.
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