Programmes

We’re proud of all our programmes, but here’s a small selection of some of the ones we’ve produced.
Women with gold painted hand

MERCY: POSITIVE & PROUD

HIV attitudes haven’t changed since the 1980s but Generation Z, people born in the mid 1990s to the early 2000s, is trying to change that. 20-year-old HIV activist, Mercy Ngulube, debunks common misconceptions about HIV and tell us why she’s positive and proud. Produced for BBC Stories.

Women with gold painted hand

CURADUR

A specialist music programme for S4C showcasing the best of the “scene” in Wales. Enter the mind of the curators as they take you on a journey into the things they love the most. Sometimes weird – but always wonderful!

Jess Davies and Hannah Daniel join Merched Y Wawr

PENBLYWDD HAPUS MERCHED Y WAWR

One of Wales’ most-loved institutions, but also one of Wales’ most influential. Glamour model Jess Davies (24) and actress Hannah Daniel (30) may not be the most obvious to join the fleet of Merched y Wawr (average age 70) as they celebrate their fiftieth year – but is this the special club they’ve been waiting for, and what can two millennials learn from the feisty group of women that make up Merched y Wawr?

John Owen Jones

JOHN OWEN JONES: HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

One of Wales’ most-loved musical stars comes home for Christmas in a special programme for Radio Wales. With song, story and cheer, this was a festive treat all round.

Jess Davies resting head on hands

JESS DAVIES: DIGITAL DETOX

Model and social media influencer Jess Davies spends her life on her phone. In fact she's addicted to it. In this programme she breaks the habit and sets out on a digital detox. BBC Radio Wales.

A profile of Prof. Jonathan Shepherd

PROFESSOR DATA

A profile of Prof. Jonathan Shepherd, the surgeon who pioneered the Cardiff model, a radical and effective way of preventing violence on our city streets. BBC Radio Wales.

Sunday Morning with Scott Quinnell

SUNDAY MORNING WITH SCOTT QUINNELL

By now we are up to almost 45 episodes of the live Sunday morning radio programme that we produce with one of Wales’ greatest ever rugby players. Fun and music for a Sunday morning.

Shane Williams in Japan

SIAPAN SHANE

Shane Williams discovers the connections between Wales and Japan. Two special programmes to compliment Radio Cymru’s Rugby World Cup output.

Bauhaus Design for Life

BAUHAUS: DESIGN FOR LIFE

For BBC Radio Wales, Chris Loyn celebrates a century of Bauhaus design, looking at its lasting influence in the home, the high street and the buildings we live and work in.

Babies feet in mothers arms

DACW MAM YN DWAD

Blogger and first-time mum Mari Elen explores the wonderful (and indeed not so wonderful) moments of first-time motherhood in a special programme for BBC Radio Cymru.

Scott Quinnell and Hayley Pearce

SCOTT & HAYLEY’S ALTERNATIVE RUGBY WORLD CUP

A series (of often wacky) challenges with Scott Quinnell and Hayley Pearce as they go head-to-head in an alternative rugby world cup. Who will be the ultimate winner? BBC Wales.

Tattoo Nation

TATTOO NATION

Matthew Pritchard ‘Pritch’ from the Dirty Sanchez programme looks at the history of tattoos, and possible reasons why they have become such a national obsession in our society. He also meets people who share the personal stories behind their tattoos, and explain why they have such a love for ink.

Over the shoulder of the cameraman filming the Pizza boys eating pizza at a table

BOIS Y PIZZA

Two pizza boys, one three-wheeled pizza van, a lot of fire and one ambition – world glory. This is the story of Jez and Ieuz and their goal to compete at the Pizza World Championships in Parma, via a road trip across Europe – all in the name of pizza! Broadcast on S4C, Foxtel and Nat Geo People – in over a 100 different territories.

A sailor on a yacht

BLEDDYN MON A’R RAS CEFNFOR VOLVO

The story of Welshman Bleddyn Mon and his attempt to conquer one of the toughest challenges in the world – the Volvo Ocean Race. Travelling 45,000 nautical miles across the world through some of the most dangerous oceans on the planet, Bleddyn’s nine months at sea was a challenge not for the faint hearted.

Colin Jackson smiling

COLIN JACKSON

25-years since he broke the 110 metre world record across the hurdles – this is a programme that looks back at the life of one of the World’s best athletes – Welsh legend Colin Jackson.

Mike Phillips on the pitch

MIKE PHILLIPS

This programme follows Mike Phillips, the Wales and British Lion great, in his final 24 hours before retiring from professional rugby. It takes the viewer through it all - leaving no stone left unturned. A unique way to mark a retirement and to tell the story of one of rugby’s legendary characters.

A group shot of the Wales Women's football team

WOMEN IN RED

A BBC One Wales commission, Women in Red followed the efforts of the Wales Women’s football team as they prepared to face arch-rivals England in their crunch World Cup qualification game. Amongst the building pressure, the audience were introduced to the characters, both on and off the field, who had carried the squad to the brink of glory and boosted the profile of Welsh women’s football to its highest ever level of national interest.

Matthew Pritchard and a barber sitting in barbers chairs, fistbumping

TRUST ME I'M A BARBER

Star of Dirty Sanchez, Matthew Pritchard, meets the members of the Lions Barber Collective who are using their barber chairs to help the fight against male suicide. Something for the weekend sir? Or something for life?

A collection of stills from the Chwedloni project around the url Chwedloni.Cymru

CHWEDLONI

Produced as a legacy project for S4C, Chwedloni aimed to capture some of Wales’ best stories directly from the people who were so proud to tell them, culminating in a series of 80 captivating, hilarious and moving short stories, sourced by our team from across the nation.

Children singing in a boys choir

ONLY BOYS ALOUD

A four-part series following the efforts of Tim Rhys-Evans and the Aloud charity to establish a set of boys choirs across North Wales. This was a series that put ‘characters’ and ‘strength of character’ at its very centre.

Aled Jones sitting cross-legged on the floor

ALED JONES

Produced in Welsh for the S4C audience and also in English for international distribution, this special one-off documentary discovered the fascinating story of Aled Jones, and the career which has taken him from child superstar to award-winning broadcaster and performer.

A vintage camper van

SIARAD PLANT

What happens when you take a 1960s camper van, rig it with cameras, fill it with interactive screens and let school children rule the environment? This strong-formatted programme was a fascinating insight into what goes through the heads of the nation’s children!

A woman with a rugby ball

INSIDE THE SCRUM

It’s not Wales if there isn’t rugby; and it’s not rugby without the Six Nations Championship. Broadcast on the eve of the Wales Women vs. England Women game, our story captured the on and off field trials of the inspiring characters who make up the Welsh national team.

Three musicians playing in front of a windmill

LORIENT ’18: BLWYDDYN CYMRU

A film looking at Wales' place in the Celtic world; told through the eyes of the World's biggest Celtic music festival - Festival Interceltique de Lorient.