Battle of the Bands

May 22, 2019

Two of Wales’ – and the world’s – best brass bands, the Cory and Tredegar bands, go head to head for the national title.

Part of ‘Our Lives’ BBC – a collection of programmes celebrating the diversity of our society.

Monday, May 27, 7.30 BBC One Network

1 x 30″

New York Festivals International Awards

April 10, 2019

Rondo received international praise at the 2019 New York Festivals International Film and Television Awards last night.

Influential documentary Ffion Dafis: Bras, Botox a’r Bleidlais (S4C) won a bronze medal in the Community Documentary category. This inspiring programme follows Ffion’s personal journey and tells the stories of some of Wales’ amazing women.

The New York International Television and Film Awards Festival celebrates the creativity of the media industry across fifty countries. The awards ceremony was held in Las Vegas on 9 April 2019.

Ysgol Gerdd Ceredigion wins prestigious S4C Choir competition to earn Eurovision glory bid

April 8, 2019

Ysgol Gerdd Ceredigion will fly out to Gothenburg in Sweden in August to represent Wales in the 2019 Eurovision Choir competition after winning the S4C Côr Cymru 2019 choral prize.

The choir, conducted by musical director Islwyn Evans, triumphed on Sunday 7 April at the Great Hall, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, in an evening presented live on S4C by comperes Heledd Cynwal and Morgan Jones.

As well as the elegant trophy, the choir received a cash prize of £5,000.

Islwyn Evans has now won the competition six times with different choirs. He said, “It may be a familiar experience for me but this choir is a new group. It’s been a competition and a half. I was at the back listening and all the choirs had raised their game and that is a great compliment to the musical directors. I would like to thank the audience. We had a great buzz performing on this stage, and we have a lot of happy bunnies in this choir.”

Côr Sioe Ieuenctid Môn, the show choir from Anglesey, won the Viewers’ Choice award while their musical director Mari Pritchard won the Conductor Award.

Ysgol Gerdd Ceredigion, Johns’ Boys from Rhosllannerchrugog, CF1 from Cardiff, Côr Ieuenctid Môn and Côr Sioe Ieuenctid Môn, both of Anglesey, were the five choirs who went head to head in a competition highly praised by the adjudicators.

* Read the full press release on S4C’s website

Chwilio am Seren – Junior Eurovision

April 2, 2019

We’re searching for talented youngsters to take part in a competition to find a representative from Wales to compete in one of the biggest singing competitions in the world for young people – the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Gliwice, Poland.

The competition is open to individuals or groups (maximum of 6 members) between the ages of 9 and 14 on the 24th of November 2019.

You will need to sing in Welsh if you reach the final 12…but don’t worry…there will be lots of help available along the way.

More information:

Côr Cymru 2019

February 25, 2019

Coverage of the S4C choral competition Côr Cymru which is held every two years at the Arts Centre, Aberystwyth. Presented by Heledd Cynwal and Morgan Jones.

The winner of Côr Cymru 2019 will represent Wales in the Eurovision Choir of the Year competition.

Sunday, March 03, 20.00 S4C

5 x 60″ (semi-finals)

Côr Cymru – Y Ffeinal & Côr Cymru Cynradd live on S4C 06/07 April 2019


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

8 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″