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Welsh Greats

Series 3

Episode 4: Gwyn Thomas

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two 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 Two 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 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 5

Episode 4: Ray Gravell

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two 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 6

Episode 2: Mervyn Davies

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two 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 3: Hugh Cudlipp

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The life story of the witty and charismatic Fleet Street journalist whose sensational and hard-hitting reportage made the Daily Mirror the world's best-selling newspaper. 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

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 6

Episode 4: Aneurin Bevan

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two 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

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 7

Episode 2: Gwyn Alf Williams

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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

Welsh Greats

Series 4

Episode 3: Carwyn James

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The life story of the renowned sportsman, scholar and politician from Cefneithin, who was a complex and deeply private man. Narrated by Philip Madoc. 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 Two 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 2

Episode 4: Emlyn Williams

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Actor Mark Lewis Jones examines the life of Welsh actor and writer Emlyn Williams, a complex and fascinating man who crossed boundaries and broke taboos. Show more

Welsh Greats

Series 2

Episode 2: Harry Secombe

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 9 months

Aled Jones presents the funny, warm and moving life story of comedian and singer Harry Secombe, a down-to-earth Swansea lad who became one of the nation's best-loved entertainers. Show more