Cynefin

January 6, 2019

In the first of a new series, Heledd Cynwal, Iestyn Jones and Siôn Tomos Owen visit Bardsey Island seeking out some of the island’s lesser known stories. For such a small patch of land it’s surprising how many tales there are to tell from the Monks to the Pirates to the island’s Kings. As well as the farmers, fishermen and boatmen we catch up with the carpenter who is ensuring the past survives and we catch up with the 20,000 Manx Shearwaters who visit the island annually.

Sunday, January 6, 20.00 S4C

6 x 60″ (Series 2)

Wynne at the Deep End

January 4, 2019

Series in which opera singer and broadcaster Wynne Evans attempts to master skills others have spent a lifetime perfecting.

Friday, January 4, 19.30 BBC One (Wales)

3 x 30″

Sgorio: Dathlu 30

December 20, 2018

A 30th birthday celebration of S4C’s iconic football series featuring interviews and clips from the archive. In 1988, Sgorio sparked a revolution: for the first time, foreign football was shown in the UK. The brightest stars of the footballing world could be seen every week, and only in Welsh. The series turned into a phenomenon. Former presenters and Wales’s most famous footballing faces, including Ryan Giggs and Ian Rush, will tell the story of all three decades in this anniversary special.

Thursday, December 27, 22.00 s4C

1 x 60″

Carolau Llandudno 2018

December 20, 2018

A broadcast of a popular S4C Christmas event which is organised in conjunction with the Daily Post and takes place this year at the Venue Cymru Theatre, Llandudno on Sunday December 16th – the event has been successful in raising thousands of pounds for house children’s homes Ty Gobaith and Hope House. It’s an opportunity to celebrate Christmas with entertainment and carols, and to showcase talented performers from Wales who have starred in a wide range of competitions and events this year.

Thursday, December 20, 21.30 S4C

1 x 60″

Y Wal

November 12, 2018

In a powerful and timely series, the presenter Ffion Dafis visits 6 of the world’s most iconic walls in the United States and Mexico, Israel and Palestine, Korea, Cyprus, Northern Ireland and Berlin. She travels to the heart of communities that live in the shadow of the wall, meets those who can’t live without walls, and those who fight to tear them down. Ffion discovers why these walls were built, and what happens when they are demolished. During the emotional journey, Ffion will meet people whose lives have been completely transformed by the wall. People who are separated from families and loved ones, people who are trying to live with the emotional and mental scars left behind by these walls.

This is a series about hope and unity in the face of division, about the triumph of the human spirit in spite of separation.

Y Wal (The Wall)

Sunday, November 18, 20.00 S4C

6 x 60″

Gŵyl Cerdd Dant 2018

November 9, 2018

Cerdd dant’s counterpoint music is unique to us in Wales, and as popular as ever. The highlight of the calendar for all those interested in the art is the Cerdd Dant Festival, and this year’s celebration will be held in the Blaenau Ffestiniog. You can follow all the excitement of the festival’s competition this year in two programmes on S4C.

Afternoon session: 14.00 – 16.40  Evening session: 19.35 – the end!

BBC Radio Cymru will broadcast the evening session from 19.30 onwards.

Cyngerdd Heddwch Berlin (A Mass for Peace)

November 7, 2018

To commemorate the centenary of the end of WW1, singers from all over the world will unite for the televised performance of A Mass for Peace by Sir Karl Jenkins at the Mercedes Benz Arena, Berlin. With the composer himself leading, a unified choir of voices from 27 nations will come together in a city symbolizing peace, solidarity, freedom and tolerance. Countries will include Austria, Israel, Australia, Russia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Iran and the United States. Huw Edwards presents.

Sunday, November 11, 19.30 S4C

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