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The Story of Wales

Episode 1: The Makings of Wales

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 7 months

Huw Edwards presents the history of Wales. He delves into the world's biggest prehistoric copper mine, and reveals the true scale of the Roman occupation. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Huw Edwards
Series Producer:
Phil George
Series Producer:
John Geraint
Director:
John Geraint

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Professor James Shapiro presents a three-part series about Shakespeare in the reign of King James. He begins in 1603 when a new dynasty came to power. Show more

The Story of Wales

Episode 4: Furnace of Change

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 7 months

Huw Edwards recounts how the Industrial Revolution and the copper and iron trades turned Wales into a global player, fuelling unrest and rallying workers' rights. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Huw Edwards
Series Producer:
Phil George
Series Producer:
John Geraint

The Story of Wales

Episode 3: England and Wales

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 7 months

Huw Edwards presents the history of Wales. He charts how Henry VII captured the English crown, established the Tudor dynasty and saw Wales unify with England. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Huw Edwards
Series Producer:
Phil George
Series Producer:
John Geraint
Director:
John Geraint

The Story of Wales

Wales and Britain

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

Huw Edwards reviews how the country changed after World War Two. The people of Wales make their mark on politics and sport, and the nation's sense of history is revived. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Phil George
Director:
John Geraint

The Story of Wales

Episode 2: Power Struggles

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 7 months

Huw Edwards presents the history of Wales. He recounts how the lust for power and land by some medieval kings forged Wales into a nation. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Huw Edwards
Series Producer:
Phil George
Series Producer:
John Geraint

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sian Lloyd celebrates her affection for the north Wales region with which she has strong connections. She spotlights the landscape and meets the people who make the place special. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Kim Howells recalls the bitter, epic year-long conflict between Thatcher's government and the striking miners and asks some challenging questions about the outcome of the strike. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

James Shapiro concludes his series by showing how late works like The Winter's Tale saw Shakespeare still experimenting and alert to the troubled Jacobean world around him. Show more

The Story of Wales

Episode 5: A New Beginning

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 7 months

Huw Edwards examines how the mining of Welsh steam coal made the country's reputation, attracting thousands of workers in the boom times. Then the Depression came. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Huw Edwards
Series Producer:
Phil George
Series Producer:
John Geraint
Director:
Jeff Morgan
Producer:
Jeff Morgan

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

James Shapiro's series about Shakespeare in the reign of King James. It's 1606 and, in the aftermath of the Gunpowder Plot, Macbeth captures the anxiety of the time. Show more