This programme is not currently available

Cover Me: A Twelve Inch History of Wales

From The Manic Street Preachers to Roxy Music, Elis James looks at how some of rock music's most seminal album covers and artwork was inspired by the Welsh landscape.

Comedian Elis James travels the length of Wales and reveals how, from The Manic Street Preachers to Roxy Music, Mansun and Echo and the Bunnymen, some of rock music's most seminal album covers and artwork were inspired by the Welsh landscape.

Contributors such as the Manic Street Preachers' Sean Moore and former Mansun frontman Paul Draper will underline why Wales's coasts, mountains and urban areas have long provided inspiration for artists working in every medium, and in particular, why Wales has laid a canvas for some of the most iconic album covers in the dazzling history of pop music.

Self-confessed music geek Elis will tell the story of why Bryan Ferry decided to dress supermodel Jerry Hall as a mermaid and take her to the exotic shores of Anglesey. We'll also learn about why the Manic Street Preachers decided to underline an emotive homecoming on a West Wales beach, and how Portmeirion, Porthcawl and Newport have all provided a backdrop for some of rock music's most memorable artwork.

28 minutes

Last on

Sun 7 Jan 2018 18:00

Broadcasts