New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards

May 10, 2017

Two of Rondo’s productions have won recognition at the New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards

The powerful documentary on the Vietnam War Photographer Phillip Jones Griffiths has won a Silver World Prize at this year’s festival. This remarkable documentary , a co-production with JTV from North Korea, has already made an impression at an international level having won the best foreign feature at the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards 

Also, the landmark production Aberfan: Cantata Memoria reached the final shortlist and received a special achievement finalist certificate.

Congratulations to Caryl, Luned, Hefin and the production teams.

Read S4C’s full press release

Matt Johnson: Iselder a Fi

May 2, 2017

A powerful documentary following TV presenter Matt Johnson, 34, from Caerphilly, who embarks on a personal journey to learn more about mental health and depression, especially amongst young men. Matt talks openly about his personal battle which led him to him almost taking his own life back in December 2009 – a secret he kept hidden for years. The documentary includes contributions from This Morning co-presenter Eamonn Holmes, and his friend Tom Fletcher from the band McFly who has also been battling with his mental health. As an official ambassador for the charity Mind, Matt is passionate about trying to eradicate the stigma which to this day still surrounds mental health and depression. 

Wednesday, May 10, 21.30 S4C

1 x 60″

Y Dioddefaint yn ôl Ioan

April 13, 2017

Gwaith Mawr Bach

Soprano Elin Manahan Thomas presents an exclusive documentary for S4C exploring the background to one of sacred music’s most notable masterpieces – the St John Passion by JS Bach. It offers also a glimpse into the preparations for a televised recording of a brand new Welsh language edition of the piece which can be seen on S4C tomorrow night.

Thursday, April 13, 6.30 S4C

1 x 30”

Y Dioddefaint yn ôl Ioan (St John Passion)

The first ever full Welsh-language performance of Bach’s St John Passion, adapted by Elin Manahan Thomas and Heini Gruffudd. A sacred musical masterpiece for the Easter season on S4C. The performance was recorded at Llandaff Cathedral and conducted by Huw Williams Director of Music at Bath Abbey and an expert in conducting Baroque performances. Among the singers are Elin Manahan Thomas herself; mezzo-soprano Eirlys Myfanwy Davies; baritone Jeremy Huw Williams and tenor Gwilym Bowen. Tenor Rhodri Prys Jones plays the main role – The Evangelist.

Good Friday, 9pm S4C

1 x 120”

Cofio Sioned James

April 5, 2017

A special programme to celebrate the life of the late musician and choral conductor Sioned James. We take a look back at her childhood in Llandysul through to the later years as founder of the successful Cardiff choir Côrdydd. We’ll hear from friends and colleagues and hear some of the most memorable performances from the archive.

Friday, April 07, 9.30pm S4C

1 x 60

Royal Television Society Awards

March 22, 2017

Hurrah! We’re delighted that Yeti Media along with our co-producers HCA Entertainment have won Best Daytime Programme for Find It, Fix It, Flog It at the prestigious 2017 Royal Television Society Awards. The judges were high in their praise and declared the series, “a stand-out success in the category.”

The series stars Henry Cole and Simon O’Brien as they visit various old garages, barns and lockups discovering weird and wonderful artefacts ripe for renovation or restoration at the hands of these skilled craftsmen.

The first series was transmitted on Channel 4 in the autumn of 2016, and was a resounding success which resulted in the second series being commissioned and doubling in output to 40 episodes. The second series is currently being produced with the 1st batch of programmes due to be broadcast in June 2017 on Channel 4.

We’d like to thank everyone involved for their work on the series and a special thanks to David Sayer at Channel 4 who has supported the programme from its inception. The series is currently being distributed by Passion.


Gemau Rhagbrofol Cwpan y Byd Cymru yn fyw ar S4C

March 10, 2017

Broadcaster S4C will show every one of Wales’ remaining Football World Cup qualifiers live from 24 March, as our Euro 2016 heroes battle to make it to Russia 2018.

A deal with Sky Sports – host broadcaster and official licensee in the UK and Ireland – means that viewers will be able to enjoy live coverage on free-to-air television in the Welsh language.

Dylan Ebenezer will anchor S4C’s popular presentation team with Nic Parry and Malcolm Allen in the commentary box and former internationals Owain Tudur Jones and Dai Davies providing the analysis. Rondo Media will be producing the broadcast.

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Celtic Media Festival 2017 nominations

March 3, 2017

Great news on a wet and windy Friday! 3 Rondo productions have been nominated for awards at the Celtic Media Festival 2017: Roald Dahl’s City of the Unexpected (Arts Category), Les Miserables – Y Daith i’r Llwyfan (Entertainment Category), Ffwtbol a Fflêrs (History Category). The Llond Ceg app by Galactig has also been nominated for the Kieran Hegarty Award for Innovation. Congratulations to all involved!

Hillsborough: Yr Hunllef Hir

January 17, 2017

Dylan Llewelyn embarks on an emotional journey looking back at the Hillsborough disaster in Sheffield where 96 Liverpool fans died at a football match on 15 April, 1989. He meets families who lost loved ones and many who witnessed the tragedy including Ian Rush and John Barnes. Dylan also meets some of the Welsh Liverpool supporters who speak openly for the first time about their traumatic experiences.

Tuesday, January 24, 21.30 S4C

1 x 60″

Pryd o Sêr

January 17, 2017

Eight Welsh celebrities are waiting to do battle inside and outside the kitchen. Who’ll be the first star of the kitchen this year and who will be the team captains? As they get to grips with the challenges, will we see tears; will tempers boil over as the temperature rises? One thing’s for sure, they should be prepared to expect the unexpected as they experience the real pressure of a working kitchen.

Sunday, January 22, 7.30 S4C