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BBC Wales History BBC Wales History | 12:51 UK time, Friday, 13 August 2010

There's another chance to listen to Past Master on BBC Radio Wales over the coming weeks.

Presenter and BBC Wales History blogger, Phil Carradice delves into the famous and not-so-famous happenings and events in the history of Wales.

Listen again online as Phil explores the remarkable life of Welsh based cinematic pioneer William Haggar. A showman, singer, actor and filmmaker, he ran both a travelling cinema (bioscope) and travelling theatre before opening his permanent cinemas.

You can read Phil's earlier blog on the William Haggar as well as some of the great memories of Haggars cinema in Pembroke that people have commented on the blog. Feel free to add your own memories.

Phil Carradice with members of the Haggar family outside the former Haggar's Cinema in Pembroke

Phil Carradice and former employees of Haggar's Cinema in Pembroke

If you'd like to find out more about Welsh film history visit the BBC Wales Arts website.

Past Master is next broadcast on Monday 16 August at 6.30pm on BBC Radio Wales when Phil tells the story of Ralph Hancock, a Cardiff insurance clerk who created fabulous roof gardens in 1930s New York and London. Early birds can also catch the programme on Wednesday 18 August at 5.30am.

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