A look at how a possible tragic outcome to Gwynfor Evans' threatened hunger strike was averted in 1980 by a cross party deputation to the government, resulting in the agreement to set up a dedicated Welsh language television channel, which became S4C.

This clip is from:
Future Tense
First broadcast:
10 August 2006

Learners could discuss how useful it was for Gwynfor Evans to go on hunger strike in favour of a Welsh language television channel. The class could debate if fasting is an effective way of demonstrating. They could further investigate hunger strikes as a political weapon and search for other famous examples in British history. Pupils could also measure the impact of Evans' actions against other prominent Welsh people and list examples.