BBC TV programme looking for participants in Llanelli

People are being sought to take part in a BBC political discussion programme at the end of January. They are looking for audience members to take part in a discussion about whether people from poorer backgrounds are receiving equal opportunities as the more affluent ones in Wales.

They  are filming in Llanelli on the 29th of Jan.

Anyone interested in taking part should contact ellie.norton@avantimedia.tv

Llanelli Goods Shed featured in BBC’s Great British Railway Journeys

THE project to restore Llanelli’s historic Railway Goods Shed was featured on the popular BBC Two programme Great British Railway Journeys on Monday (January 8, 6.30pm).

Michael Portillo, the programme’s presenter, visited the Grade II listed building last summer to learn about the history of Llanelli’s railways and the plans to bring the Goods Shed back into use for the benefit of the community. The latest episode featured an interview with local historian and a performance by...

BBC gives ‘free labour’ to newspaper groups as editors axe jobs

Some of the biggest names in the newspaper industry are set to receive free labour courtesy of the TV licence fee payer. A total of 58 news organisations in England, Scotland and Wales have successfully bid for the new staff, who they must now set about recruiting with a view to having them on staff in the next few months.

The news organisations will receive funding from the BBC to cover employment costs of the...

Sport’s Personality of the Year award for Foxy

SCARLETS and Wales rugby union player Jonathan Davies has been named the 2017 BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year.

The centre, who was the player of the series in the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand in June, won the vote at the Wales Sports Awards in Newport on Monday (Dec 4).

Davies (29) was one of the top performers in rugby union for both club and country in 2017.

His successful year began...

County Museum’s mystery on the BBC

A mystery at Carmarthenshire County Museum is featured on this week’s episode of Britain’s Lost Masterpieces on BBC 4.

The programme describes the Museum as a slice of history in itself, in continuous use since the 13th Century and, once a bishop's palace, it was where the Bible was first translated into Welsh.

But could it also be home to some...

Welsh language Minister calls for apology from BBC

A row has broken out over the broadcast of a Newsnight episode where the host Evan Davis discussed the Welsh language with two people, Julian Ruck and Ruth Dawson, neither of whom spoke the language. The episode aired on Wednesday (Aug 9) has come in for heavy criticism from Welsh language campaigners.

Julian Ruck describes himself as an author, columnist and political commentator. Mr. Ruck is outspoken on the Welsh language and his blog contains a number of articles discussing the issue...