Sorry, this episode is not currently available

The Makings of Wales

The Story of Wales Episode 1 of 6

Huw Edwards presents this major television history of Wales, showing our country in ways it has never been seen before. Thirty thousand years in the making, this story begins with the drama of the earliest-known human burial in Western Europe. Huw delves into the biggest prehistoric copper mine in the world, and visits the mesmerising site of an Iron Age hillfort. He reveals the true scale of the Roman occupation and shows how Welsh saints carried the light of the gospel to the rest of the Celtic world, and left a mark on their homeland that we can all still read today.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 25 Jul 2013 22:45
BBC One Wales, Wales HD only

More episodes


You are at the first episode

See all episodes from The Story of Wales


Role Contributor
PresenterHuw Edwards
Series ProducerPhil George
Series ProducerJohn Geraint
DirectorJohn Geraint

TV blog: making The Story of Wales

The Story of Wales

It's all in a day's work for Llinos Griffin-Williams, the series production manager.

Order a free Icons of Wales booklet from the OU

OU on the BBC: The Story of Wales

Learn more about the history of the people of Wales with the Open University.