A concise, but accessible introductory statement, broadcast on the night before the devolution referendum of 1997. Filmed in City Hall, Cardiff, Huw Edwards contemplates the history of Wales, focusing on previous attempts to set up Welsh governments.
Students could discuss what the issues and events mentioned in the clip were and what the prevailing state of public opinion was at the time. Learners could investigate the claim that the struggle for some form of Welsh government cast its shadow over 800 years of Welsh history. The class could then evaluate the statement in the clip that in the case of the great hero Owain Glyndŵr, "they are very long shadows indeed".