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485 posts about wales on this blog

  1. Well worth a bent rule

    Tuesday 27 August 2013, 12:53

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    This week's show is a quick forage through some of my frazzled recollections of a week spent compering and DJing at last weekend's marvellous Green Man Festival.

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  2. Aspiring authors: write what you know

    Monday 19 August 2013, 13:13

    Phil Rickman Phil Rickman

    Would-be novelists are always told: write what you know. What this actually means is that you have to look like you really know what you're writing about. Which can lead to interesting situations.

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  3. Funny business

    Monday 12 August 2013, 09:00

    Phil Rickman Phil Rickman

    We decided to devote a full programme in the series to funny fiction.

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  4. Celebrating the greatest new Welsh music

    Friday 9 August 2013, 12:22

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    This week, we preview some of the sonic wonders on offer at this week's Eisteddfod in Denbigh.

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  5. The psychological corridors of crime fiction

    Monday 5 August 2013, 13:54

    Phil Rickman Phil Rickman

    OK, I haven't yet read JK Rowling's pseudonymous crime novel... but in one way it looks very much like good news. The title, anyway, The Cuckoo's Calling.

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  6. Helping us through the Big Stuff

    Wednesday 31 July 2013, 16:37

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    Frequently – when I'm fighting paper tigers somewhere southeast of reality – music does seem like the (joint) most important thing in the world.

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  7. Phil the Shelf: exploring 'faith-lit'

    Monday 29 July 2013, 11:03

    Phil Rickman Phil Rickman

    Let's face it: if it wasn't for God, being an atheist would be no fun at all.

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  8. Do you want to be a published novelist?

    Monday 22 July 2013, 12:11

    Phil Rickman Phil Rickman

    Wanna be a published novelist? You know... properly published, by a real publisher? That situation where the book is printed on actual paper and the only handover of money is from the publisher to you?

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  9. The Secret World is a seductive place

    Tuesday 16 July 2013, 14:40

    Phil Rickman Phil Rickman

    Crime writers who turn detective always do well on TV - particularly in the US. But in real life, of course... Well, actually, in real life it happens, too.

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  10. High octane sanctimoniousness

    Monday 8 July 2013, 15:29

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    Cardiff's Totem Terrors, Max Hicks and Rosie Smith, are in session on this week's show.

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  11. The Dreaded Disease - David's Story

    Thursday 4 July 2013, 09:00

    Beti George Beti George

    The Dreaded Disease - David's Story is a three-part series on BBC Radio Wales that tells us about dementia from the point of view of Welsh broadcaster Beti George.

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  12. 99s with jungle juice on

    Wednesday 26 June 2013, 14:47

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    Most years, the humid, cloudy skies of summer signal a downturn in musical productivity from our finest aurally-atuned minds.

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  13. Prawn cocktail flavoured TV kangaroos

    Tuesday 11 June 2013, 15:02

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    Hundreds upon hundreds of over earnest, MFI anthems that wouldn't have illuminated the inside of a matchbox, had the musical atoms that constituted them been split apart to release their energy.

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  14. Rum-fumed witter and rambles

    Monday 3 June 2013, 16:17

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    We have two tracks from Future Of The Left's forthcoming EP. They're a freshly cooked, super-spiced, authentic Himalayan curry in a world of humdrum, after hours, ghee-saturated reheats

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  15. Three hours of bristling Welsh creativity

    Wednesday 29 May 2013, 11:55

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    The show felt like the first 'proper' one I'd done for weeks and weeks.

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  16. Frank Brangwyn, artist extraordinary

    Sunday 12 May 2013, 08:30

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Many people have visited Brangwyn Hall in Swansea and seen the Empire Panels housed there. But how many know anything at all about the man who created such magnificent works of art?

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  17. East Moors Steelworks, Cardiff

    Friday 10 May 2013, 11:05

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    The steelworks at East Moors in Cardiff - "Dowlais by the Sea" as it was invariably known - began its working life in the late 19th century

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  18. Swansea: Back On The Streets - Chris' story

    Wednesday 8 May 2013, 08:31

    Chris Rushton Chris Rushton

    Filmmakers Chris Rushton and Tracy Harris followed the desperate plight of Swansea's homeless a year ago. Now they have returned to find out if things have changed.

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  19. Swansea: Back On The Streets - Tracy's story

    Wednesday 8 May 2013, 08:31

    Tracy Harris Tracy Harris

    Filmmaker Tracy Harris, who herself hails from Swansea, followed the desperate plight of Swansea's homeless a year ago along with Chris Rushton.

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  20. The search for equilibrium

    Tuesday 7 May 2013, 17:06

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    The show is about the music packed around my biscuit crumbs - and this week's spread features some corkers.

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