222 posts about Television on this blog
Friday 8 August 2014, 15:50
The Girl in the Diary is a passion project. It is a story that intrigued my father and me from the start, and one we believed would intrigue others too. After all, it's not everyday you discover your uncle was involved in a Nazi cover-up!
Friday 8 August 2014, 10:20
A BBC Cymru Wales film about the chance discovery of 18,000 unpublished photographic negatives depicting life in the Valleys during the 1960s and 70s is currently in production and needs your help.
Friday 8 August 2014, 09:11
Chris Corcoran explains the twists and turns he needed to navigate with writing partner Elis James to get their show The Committee Meeting on TV.
Thursday 7 August 2014, 11:19
The weight management clinic at the Aneurin Bevan Hospital, Ebbw Vale is one of the most welcoming places I've filmed. I've spent many hours sitting in a plain corridor; the nurses taking pity on me as I wait - camera in hand - outside the consulting rooms.
Monday 4 August 2014, 14:03
What another fantastic experience catching up with my troop from the DVLA.
We were all so excited to be back together. I could clearly see some fantastic successes with most of the team but there had also been some setbacks.
Monday 4 August 2014, 10:52
Those who work with me will know that I often appear in the office on a Monday morning with a lunch box generous enough to feed the entire X-Ray team.
It's not that I'm greedy (although I do love my food). Rather, I bring enough up the M4 to keep me going for the whole three-day stint I spend at Cardiff...
Friday 18 July 2014, 09:13
It's hard to believe that a whole year has passed by, but here we are gearing up to present another Royal Welsh Show. I always enjoy catching up with fellow presenters Rachael Garside and Sara Edwards and we genuinely have a great time making the programme.
Thursday 10 July 2014, 14:37
I met Charlotte in Cardiff's Chapter Arts Centre one afternoon in late February to have an initial discussion about making the documentary. Charlotte was putting on two big gigs, which were to be inspired by her love of physics and would form the narrative of our documentary.
Wednesday 2 July 2014, 14:29
How does one begin to rationalise the problem? Three young men grow up in a city that is known for moderation and tolerance and yet seem all too willing to answer a call for Holy war in a land far away.
Tuesday 10 June 2014, 12:52
I first met John Hartson back in 1994. I was working as a television producer in BBC Wales Sport and had travelled up to Luton on a wet and windy February night with football commentator John Hardy to watch Luton Town’s FA Cup fourth round replay against Newcastle United.
Tuesday 3 June 2014, 10:32
In the eyes of the world's media every country has a 'story'. It can be an event, an individual or an issue that will attract the main focus of the moment. Revolution in the Ukraine, a military coup in Thailand, kidnapped school girls in Nigeria or the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. Closer to...
Tuesday 27 May 2014, 10:10
Six years ago the BBC brought me from Texas to Wales. Westminster was considering sweeping welfare reforms, which the U.S. had done in the 1990s. I recently returned to find out what’s happened since.
Friday 23 May 2014, 11:44
In Bringing Art to Wales: The Davies Sisters we set out on a quest. The Davies sisters of Llandinam in mid Wales have always seemed enigmatic. So rich, so shy, so reticent. We wanted to know them better, to tell their intriguing story, to describe the influences that drove them.
Tuesday 20 May 2014, 13:52
For almost five decades, (we celebrate our 50th later this year), Week In Week Out, has been asking awkward questions, shining a light into dark corners and, depending on who you are, generally making a nuisance of itself. For those people we are – on the menu of BBC Wales programmes ...
Friday 2 May 2014, 14:38
Sara Allen, producer for Ugly Lovely Swansea, talks about how winning the trust and commitment of the Townhill community was key to the series.
Tuesday 29 April 2014, 11:36
To mark 100 years since his birth, A Poet in New York portrays the final days of Dylan Thomas’ life, and with such an infamous story comes a great responsibility.
Monday 28 April 2014, 12:11
There is a book of photographs of Dylan taken in Laugharne during his last summer. These black and white photographs transport us back to that time in 1953. In some of the photographs Dylan is smiling. In others he is thoughtful, standing alone.
Friday 25 April 2014, 11:17
Can Dylan Thomas do for poetry what The Choir did for music? Dub-Poet Benjamin Zephaniah thinks so. Exclusion from school and a spell in a borstal made him indifferent to poetry until he read Dylan’s Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night. Now he wants to show others how poetry can turn your life around...
Thursday 24 April 2014, 12:40
Dafydd O’Connor is the producer of Welsh Greats: Dylan Thomas. Here, he talks about the challenges of making a TV documentary without moving footage of the main subject.
Thursday 24 April 2014, 09:37
As part of the Weatherman Walking series of programmes, I have walked in the same footsteps as Dylan Thomas. To be honest, I didn’t realise he wrote so many poems. I knew about his work Under Milk Wood from my school days but hadn’t really revisited his poems since.
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