Rondo Media boasts a rich heritage of highly acclaimed drama productions. The award winning drama series Rownd a Rownd (S4C) is currently in its 24th season, having celebrated its 1,000th episode in January 2014, the KidScreen nominated series is now an established cornerstone of the S4C schedule. The Indian Doctor (BBC One/ international distribution by Content Media) also an award winning drama starring Sanjeev Bhaskar as a highly educated Indian Doctor, who, attracted by the promise of opportunities in the new NHS and a glamorous lifestyle in 1960’s London, finds himself in a practice in a Welsh coal mining village. The Gospel of Us, a film adaption of the ground-breaking theatre event starring Michael Sheen takes inspiration from one of the defining narratives of our times. This contemporary re-telling of the Passion took place across the town of Port Talbot, with local people as its cast, crew and heroes. Gwlad yr Astra Gwyn (S4C), the Celtic Media Festival award winner is set entirely within a taxi, creating an entire “world” inside a cab where the transience of Saturday night is portrayed by the fleeting and interlaced appearances of a myriad of characters led by gullible taxi driver Trefor.
The company is a proud producer of several powerful and insightful documentaries including My Tattoo Addiction (a series for Channel 4/ international sales BBC Worldwide); an uplifting, warm and often eye-watering exploration of people who go under the needle, the BAFTA winning Y Trên i Ravensbrück (The Train to Ravensbrück); the Gruffudd family’s emotional journey from Wales to Germany to learn more about the family’s agonising suffering during World War II, Malcolm Allen: Un Cyfle Arall (Another Chance); an emotionally-charged documentary about one of Wales’ most talented footballers’ battle with alcohol, and Gohebwyr (Correspondent): Wyre Davies with the BBC correspondent embarking on a journey to find out more about his grandfather who was nearly killed in a dramatic shipwreck off the coast of southern Chile. Hillsborough: Yr Hunllef Hir (The Long Nightmare), the harrowing story of the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium disaster as told through the eyes of survivors. Winner of the ‘Spirit of the Festival’ accolade at the Llanelli 2018 Celtic Media Festival
Music & Events
A leading independent in the field of classical music programmes, Rondo has been a broadcast partner of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod since 1994, producing live and highlight programmes from the competitions and concerts during Eisteddfod week. The digital platforms of llangollen.tv website and app has attracted a global audience of hundreds of thousands. Events such as Roald Dalh’s City of the Unexpected (BBC Wales), WOMEX: Cardiff (BBC and S4C), Côr Cymru (S4C), Band Cymru (S4C) and Gŵyl Gerdd Dant (S4C and BBC Radio Cymru) are further evidence of ambitious and challenging productions from the company’s large array of live concerts and events portfolio.
Rondo is serious about entertaining. Chwilio am Seren (Search for a Star): Junior Eurovision is a brand-new 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 2018 in Minsk, Belarus. This is an incredible opportunity for young stars of the future to showcase their talents and make their dreams come true.
With over 30 years experience of producing both football programming and innovative and ground breaking digital content for S4C, Rondo’s experience of producing live international and domestic football under the Sgorio brand name includes broadcasting live football matches from as far and wide as Reykjavik, Vaduz, Podgorica, Helsinki and Haverfordwest! In September 2018, S4C announced Sgorio’s 16 match deal to show live coverage of each of Wales’s games in both the inaugural UEFA Nations League tournament and the UEFA EURO 2020 qualifiers.