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Welsh Greats

Series 1

Episode 2: Wynford Vaughan Thomas

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Jamie Owen tells the life story of the spellbinding raconteur and war correspondent, who witnessed the great and terrible events of the twentieth century first hand.

Welsh Greats

Series 6

Episode 4: Aneurin Bevan

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

John Humphrys tells the story of the politician who won over the medical establishment to create the NHS. Though an outstanding political speaker, Bevan was also a divisive figure. Show more

Welsh Greats

Series 7

Episode 4: Dylan Thomas

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Wales HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Matthew Rhys tells the story of Dylan Thomas, his tumultuous relationship with his wife Caitlin and his last days in New York. Show more

Welsh Greats

Series 4

Episode 4: John Charles

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

The life story of the legendary Leeds United and Juventus player, whose humility earned him the nickname The Gentle Giant. Narrated by Philip Madoc. Show more

Welsh Greats

Series 7

Episode 1: Angharad Rees

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Wales HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

The life story of the glamorous actress who happily sacrificed her career for her children, but was later to have her world turned upside down when tragedy struck her family. Show more

Welsh Greats

Series 1

Caitlin and Dylan

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Documentary exploring the wild and violent love-affair of Dylan Thomas and his wife Caitlin. The programme features a fearless interview with Caitlin, not seen for 25 years. Show more

Welsh Greats

Series 5

Episode 4: Ray Gravell

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

The life story of Ray Gravell, the much-loved sportsman and broadcaster, who triumphed over tragedy in his early life to become an outstanding rugby player. Show more

Welsh Greats

Series 5

Episode 3: Howard Winstone

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Philip Madoc narrates the life story of the Methyr native who overcame a crippling injury and personal problems to become one of the the greatest featherweight boxers in the world. Show more

Welsh Greats

Series 1

Rachel Roberts

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Sian Phillips tells the tragic life story of the Oscar-nominated actress from Llanelli, whose sensual performances were rooted in deep insecurities that eventually destroyed her.

Welsh Greats

Series 3

Episode 2: Ivor Novello

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

The secret life story of Wales's first film star. Sian Phillips tells the tale of Ivor Novello, the talented actor and songwriter who led a double life.

Welsh Greats

Series 5

Episode 1: Ryan Davies

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

From 'Ryan and Ronnie' to acting with Richard Burton, the life story of the uniquely talented comedian and entertainer whose life was cut tragically short.

Welsh Greats

Series 3

Episode 4: Gwyn Thomas

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Boyd Clack tells the tale of 'Killer' Thomas, the spellbinding storyteller whose talent for comedy made him famous throughout Britain. Show more

Welsh Greats

Series 3

Episode 1: Stanley Baker

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Philip Madoc tells the story of the valley boy who became British cinema's original tough guy. Stanley Baker gave the world a movie classic in the shape of Zulu. Show more

Welsh Greats

Series 3

Episode 3: Rachel Thomas

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

The miner's daughter who became a star. Nerys Hughes tells the moving life story of a girl from Alltwen who overcame heartbreak and hardship to make it as an actress. Show more

Welsh Greats

Series 6

Episode 2: Mervyn Davies

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Friends and family remember the life and career of Wales rugby captain Mervyn Davies, who suffered a brain haemorrhage just weeks after leading his team to Grand Slam glory. Show more

Welsh Greats

Series 7

Episode 2: Gwyn Alf Williams

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

The life story of the charismatic historian who witnessed history at first hand, from the Depression to D-Day, and who overcame his demons to achieve renown as a TV historian. Show more