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Wales's Home Movies

Showcasing a century of amateur home movies, most of which have never been seen before, capturing the reactions of people watching their old films for the first time in years.

Families and friends share the intimate stories behind a century of Welsh home movies in this touching and funny documentary. The programme makers scoured Wales in search of amateur films that hadn't seen the light of day for decades: most have never been seen on TV before. In a glorious riot of colour, they conjure up a vanished world of street parties, shared labour and homemade entertainment.

As family members and old friends sit together to watch their old films for the first time in years, we share their emotional reactions at the sight of their loved ones and their younger selves on-screen. They include a grocer's daughter from north Wales with links to Russian aristocracy, a novelist who grew up in a house with no TV and whose father shot a series of extraordinary dramas to entertain his five daughters, and a group of childhood friends from the Tiger Bay Rainbow Club. As they recount the stories of the flickering figures on-screen, these films reveal the extraordinary joys, dramas and heartbreaks of ordinary people, from Denbighshire to the Dulais Valley.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 2 Jun 2018 17:20

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Credits

Role Contributor
Narrator Lynne Seymour
Producer Dafydd O'Connor

Broadcasts

  • Sun 15 Oct 2017 16:50
  • Sat 25 Nov 2017 22:20
  • Sat 2 Jun 2018 17:20