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Bringing the voice of Dylan Thomas to life

Today we launch three animated shorts inspired by the poetry of Dylan Thomas - And Death Shall Have No Dominion, Fern Hill and Poem in October. Extracts of each of these three poems are brought o life with colourful illustrations and are voiced by Dylan Thomas himself.

Easterly winds from Russia

Weather forecast from Derek Brockway 26 March 2014

Some seriously grave research

Back in January, Philip John from Neath rang BBC Radio Wales asking for advice regarding his grandmother, Annie Gertrude John (nee Whiskerd). Annie had given birth to a baby girl in 1911. Baby Phyllis Whiskerd was adopted and Philip wanted to know what he could do to try and find out more about her.

The Royal Welch Fusiliers: A literary regiment

Phil Carradice on how the Royal Welch Fusiliers British Army regiment has produced a disproportionately high number of writers compared to other regiments.

Caerphilly - more than just a big cheese

The town of Caerphilly, even the county borough in which it is now situated, is inextricably linked to the massive Medieval castle that stands in the centre of the community.

Behind the scenes of Iolo's Welsh Sea

Iolo's Welsh Sea producer John Gwyn takes us behind the scenes when the team filmed sharks for the last episode in the series.

Filming episode three: family reunited

2 years agoHobbies / Nature : Wales Nature

Tracy Harris has been filming the desperate plight of the homeless in her home town of Swansea with filmmaker Chris Rushton for Mentorn Cymru over for the last hree years. This is Tracy's account of filming the final episode of Swansea: Return to the Streets.

The RNLI in Wales

2 years agoHobbies / Nature : Wales Nature

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution was founded on 4 March 1824 although it did not receive its ‘Royal’ epithet until Queen Victoria awarded that honour to the charity in 1854. Since 1824 it is estimated that across Britain, the RNLI has saved the lives of more than 140,000 people - sailors and...

Can we save Welsh music venues?

2 years agoHobbies / Nature : Wales Nature

Have you seen the queues around your local record shop during the annual Record Store Day? The simple concept has been a sweeping success for struggling record shops in the last few years, an unexpected Christmas morning of cash sales, supported by bands and labels with limited edition vinyl only releases...

X-Ray checks out supermarket offers

2 years agoHobbies / Nature : Wales Nature

I know the programme is called X-Ray, but I never thought having an MRI scan would be part of the job. To find out how our brains react to supermarket offers, that’s just what I did with the psychology research team at Bangor University.

To borrow or not to borrow

2 years agoHobbies / Nature : Wales Nature

Recently we’ve been in a busy patch of dual purpose sessions – working with the Nimbus label for commercial release, but you will also be able to hear the works that we record on BBC Radio 3.

New show marks return journey for Welsh artists

2 years agoHobbies / Nature : Wales Nature

A new exhibition at Mostyn in Llandudno promises a unique journey around the UK hrough different artists’ eyes. It features 25 artworks inspired by the places in which the artists were born or raised.

Historic castles in pop-up cinema venture

2 years agoHobbies / Nature : Wales Nature

Over the next two weekends two of the most picturesque spots in south Wales will be transformed into cinemas as part of a series of public film screening events.

And now for some more recording

2 years agoHobbies / Nature : Wales Nature

I can’t believe we are at the end of January already. It truly is that horrible, dark part of the year when all you want to do is consume vast quantities of comfort food and cuddle a hot water bottle - as opposed to get up sharply, warm up nicely, rehearse, go home, eat dinner and practice x 100.

Thursday to be coldest day of winter so far

2 years agoHobbies / Nature : Wales Nature

There was a brief window of dry weather and sunshine on Saturday but it didn’t last, with yet more heavy rain, showers and strong to gale force winds over the weekend. The highest gust recorded on Saturday was 75mph at Aberporth, Ceredigion and 70mph at Aberdaron, Gwynedd on Sunday.

Yellow warning of rain for Sunday

2 years agoHobbies / Nature : Wales Nature

Just as I thought we were done with warnings of heavy rain and windy conditions the Met office issues another warning. This time for Sunday but I'll get to that in a moment.

A tale of the three Sheppards continues

2 years agoHobbies / Nature : Wales Nature

The ale of the three Sheppards from Tonyrefail continues and this update is from Anita Farrell, whose two great uncles and great great grandfather were featured in my blog last November o commemorate Remembrance Day.

Hidden Kingdoms: matching the music to the pictures

2 years agoHobbies / Nature : Wales Nature

For the new BBC One series Hidden Kingdoms, made by the BBC’s Natural History Unit in Bristol, the team turned to composer Ben Foster and BBC National Orchestra of Wales to provide the soundtrack for this innovative new series. Jake Jackson, recording and mix engineer, explains he process.

The Hound of the Baskervilles: A Welsh Story?

2 years agoHobbies / Nature : Wales Nature

There can be little doubt that The Hound of the Baskervilles is Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous story. Dozens of films and television programmes have been made about the hound and the man who brought it to summary justice, Sherlock Holmes.

Mildest December in Wales since 1994

2 years agoHobbies / Nature : Wales Nature

After a stormy start to 2014, the weather has been a little kinder to us recently. There was more rain on Sunday afternoon but Saturday turned out lovely with some beautiful winter sunshine. I took advantage of the fine weather and went back to Merthyr Tydfil to do the walk I filmed for the new series...

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