226 posts about television on this blog
Tuesday 31 August 2010, 17:10
BBC One's controller Jay Hunt recently announced that Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert will host a new panel show for the channel.
Ask Rhod Gilbert is a fresh take on the comedy panel show that sees the award-winning stand-up get to grips with a series of questions posed by personalities and members of the...
Friday 27 August 2010, 16:45
BBC Cymru Wales has announced Alun Jones as the new programme director for its Drama Centre, currently under construction in Cardiff Bay.
Jones, who will be taking up his role next month, will be responsible for leading the team delivering the Drama Centre, which will house the BBC network dramas Doctor...
Thursday 26 August 2010, 12:16
A ship that once appeared in the popular 1970s BBC television drama The Onedin Line will once again be sailing along the north Wales coast.
The ship, called Kathleen and May, is Britain's last three-masted topsail schooner. It was built for Captain John Coppack in 1900 in Connah's Quay in Flintshire...
Tuesday 24 August 2010, 16:51
Tonight on BBC Two Wales, Angel of the Valleys follows artist Sebastien Boyesen and his frenzied race against time to create the Six Bells memorial statue in time for the official remembrance ceremony that took place on 28 June 2010.
As well as following the tensions surrounding the building and installation...
Monday 23 August 2010, 14:56
The Six Bells colliery mining explosion in Abertillery was one of worst post-war coal mining disasters in UK history.
On the morning of 28 June 1960 an underground gas and coal dust explosion claimed the lives of 45 local men.
Iris Evans was a senior nursing officer at the time. Now living in Newcastle...
Monday 16 August 2010, 12:29
At 7pm tonight Alex Jones takes over as co-host of BBC One's The One Show with Jason Manford. You can read Alex's thoughts about her whirlwind past few weeks on the BBC TV blog. You can also read about Alex on the BBC News website.
As the Ammanford-born presenter prepared to take her place on the green...
Tuesday 10 August 2010, 10:45
In the new series, which started last week, Dan Cruickshank and Kirsty Wark present 100 years of Britons' lives filmed on...
Monday 2 August 2010, 16:40
Cardiff-based animation firm Calon has announced plans to go into voluntary liquidation.
The company, which specialises in children's animation and has its current series Igam Ogam broadcasting on S4C and Five's Milkshake children's segment, has said the move was necessary after a hoped-for investment...
Friday 30 July 2010, 10:32
The programme of summer lunchtime theatre continues at the Dylan Thomas Centre this weekend with Throw Away Your Bed Socks.
Actor Adrian Metcalfe uses Dylan Thomas' poems as a base to ask who is the best interpreter of poetry - the poet or the reader? Should poetry be read or heard?
Monday 12 July 2010, 11:21
The BBC has announced that Sir Michael Gambon and Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins are to have major roles in the 2010 Doctor Who Christmas special.
Sir Michael is one of Britain's most respected actors, and has appeared in productions including The Singing Detective, Gosford Park and Sleepy Hollow and...
Friday 18 June 2010, 10:30
This week's BBC Radio Wales Arts Show focuses on the life and career of Welsh writer and creator of the Daleks, Terry Nation.
Sir Roger Moore adds his voice to stories about Terry Nation, the Welshman who also brought us Blake's 7 and Survivors, wrote comedy for Tony Hancock and adventures for The Avengers...
Thursday 17 June 2010, 13:57
Memorabilia from hit BBC show Doctor Who, including a TARDIS prop used in filming series one with Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor, will go under the hammer next week.
Bonhams in Knightsbridge have a number of lots related to the show, including what they believe are some of the oldest props...
Thursday 10 June 2010, 09:14
Doors open from 9.30am to 4.30pm and as long as you are in the queue by 4.30pm you will see an expert.
The Antiques Roadshow website offers advice on visiting on a valuation day, including information...
Friday 28 May 2010, 15:24
It's good luck to Jon Lilygreen And The Islanders this weekend as the Newport singer and his band of Welsh and international musos represent Cyprus in the Eurovision song contest.
Watch Life Looks Better In Spring by the band:
The band are asking Welsh as well as Cypriot people to support them as...
Monday 24 May 2010, 10:48
Successes include programmes from a range of genres including drama, factual, news and current affairs, sport and interactive.
Torchwood stars John Barrowman,...
Friday 21 May 2010, 15:30
Welsh comedian Rob Brydon will be honoured at Sunday evening's Bafta Cymru Film, Television and Interactive Media Awards ceremony with the Siân Phillips award.
The prestigious prize, named in honour of Welsh actor Siân Phillips, is awarded for outstanding achievements in network television and film...
Monday 17 May 2010, 13:10
Doctor Who is set to regenerate this autumn into a live action arena tour featuring Daleks, Cybermen and many more terrifying creatures from the hit BBC sci-fi show.
Though stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan will not appear at the events, which will take place in nine cities across the UK including Cardiff...
Monday 17 May 2010, 12:08
The leading lady for Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber's West End production of The Wizard Of Oz will be found this coming weekend in the dramatic climax. The three Dorothys will face the public vote in...
Monday 17 May 2010, 11:14
Gavin & Stacey star Ruth Jones is set to star in a new one-off drama on the private life of comedy actor Hattie Jacques.
The drama, set to be screened later in 2010 on BBC4, will examine the complicated love life of the Carry On legend, which saw Jacques embark on an affair with a younger man while...
Wednesday 12 May 2010, 17:52
As the new Doctor continues his adventures with companion Amy Pond, discover some of the wonderfully Welsh locations used in filming the iconic BBC sci-fi series.
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