The Story of Wales

Development Producer

The Story of Wales    BBC / The Open University
6 x 60-minute documentaries on the history of Wales, presented by Huw Edwards.
BBC 1 Wales  BBC 2 Network  2012 / 2013

Audience Appreciation Rating of 92: highest for any BBC programme on any BBC channel Jan ’11 to date, apart from Frozen Planet.
28% audience share

BAFTA Cymru Wales 2013

4 Nominations: Best Factual Series, Editing, Presenter, Original Music

new-maks-float-3872Best Presenter: Huw Edwards


Huw Edwards, accepting the award for Best Presenter, said, “Opportunities to present a series like this come round for a presenter once in a lifetime. I was incredibly fortunate to be asked to do it. The biggest thanks of all is to Green Bay, a company with which I’ve worked for over ten years now, always setting  – under Phil George and John Geraint – the highest possible standards. Diolch arbennig iawn i gwmni Green Bay am eu gwaith trwyadl o’r safon uchaf posib.”

new-maks-float-3872Gwyn Alf Williams Award

“remarkable programmes”

Phil George and John Roberts receiving the award from Carwyn Jones (Photo: BAFTA Cymru / Huw John)
Phil George and John Roberts receiving the award from Carwyn Jones (Photo: BAFTA Cymru / Huw John)

First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, presenting the award, said the series was “an outstanding achievement, delivering Welsh history to a wide audience in an attractive, entertaining and accessible way.”  He quoted the specialist BAFTA jury as affirming that, “this series will, in its own right, become a lasting work of reference for future historians.”

Royal Television Society Programme Awards Nomination 2013

Celtic Media Festival Awards Nomination 2013

Huw Edwards
Huw Edwards

4 thoughts on “The Story of Wales

  1. The first in depth history of Wales that I’ve seen Significantly it sort of explained the relationship of my Paternal ( English speaking ) and Maternal (Welsh speaking) family.

    A child born in 1931 my Welsh family came home from East London with my Mother born in London speaking Welsh while my Father’s family living in Senghenydd was entirely English, from Merthyr and Brecon I’m told.

    My mother’s family were Methodistiaid Calfinaidd Cymru. I attended Sunday school just as my father attended the chapel but neither of us made much progress in Welsh.

    1. Thanks for your comment, Keith. I apologise for the delay in replying. I have seen your comment only today. Your personal circumstances exemplify several strands of Welsh experience.

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