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117 posts about Radio Wales on this blog

  1. A rescue centre for mongrel music-makers

    Monday 3 February 2014, 13:32

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    What am I for?

    Good question.

    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.

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  2. The hunt for new Welsh sounds continues

    Thursday 30 January 2014, 15:55

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    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).

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  3. Forty years in 40 tracks

    Wednesday 22 January 2014, 15:57

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    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!

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  4. A tale of the three Sheppards continues

    Wednesday 22 January 2014, 10:21

    Cat Whiteaway Cat Whiteaway

    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.

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  5. You wait ages for one decent demo and then 33 arrive at once

    Monday 20 January 2014, 16:12

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    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.

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  6. Richard Harrington’s personal playlist

    Thursday 16 January 2014, 14:43

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    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.

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  7. A cabal of fascinating Welsh musicians

    Monday 13 January 2014, 16:34

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    Adam Walton's Radio Wales show playlist for 11 January 2014, on the BBC Wales blog.

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Last Minute Christmas Present Buyer's Guide to the Best Welsh Albums of 2013

    Monday 16 December 2013, 17:04

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    Admittedly it's not the pithiest handle in the world ever — but it does do what it says on the tin.

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  11. Terry Jones’ Fairy Tales brought to life on BBC Radio Wales

    Monday 16 December 2013, 13:33

    Polly March Polly March

    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.

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  12. Cops and criminals

    Friday 13 December 2013, 12:35

    Phil Rickman Phil Rickman

    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.

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  13. Hay-on-Wye: fighting back

    Friday 6 December 2013, 14:19

    Phil Rickman Phil Rickman

    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.

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  14. Perfect for fans of Dan Brown

    Friday 29 November 2013, 16:08

    Phil Rickman Phil Rickman

    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.

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  15. Constant peals and hyperbolic proclamations

    Tuesday 26 November 2013, 14:31

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    "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.

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  16. This week's show info

    Wednesday 20 November 2013, 12:31

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    This week we feature debut plays for DJ Spleenbaby, N.A.N.C.Y., Sleep Beggar and Paul Denley.

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  17. In praise of the lyricists

    Tuesday 12 November 2013, 15:10

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    Where do great lyrics come from? Is it an innate verbal aptitude, something that is prompted by leading an interesting life?

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  18. A tale of three Sheppards

    Monday 4 November 2013, 13:22

    Cat Whiteaway Cat Whiteaway

    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.

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  19. The greatest of great

    Monday 28 October 2013, 13:09

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    My first BBC Radio Wales broadcast was on 15 October 1993. It's astonishing to me that it has been that long.

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  20. Looking forward to the big match - Cardiff City v Swansea City

    Monday 28 October 2013, 09:40

    Simon Davies Simon Davies

    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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