Michael Ball’s Wonderful Wales

Yn dechrau ar Ddydd Gwener 9fed Gorfennaf

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Michael Ball’s Wonderful Wales
– Channel 5

Mae’r canwr byd enwog Michael Ball yn teithio ledled Cymru i ddarganfod traddodiadau, hanes a diwylliant y wlad, tra hefyd yn rhannu ei achau Cymreig ei hun.

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Yellowstone Supervolcano: American Doomsday
– discovery+

In this explosive documentary, world leading scientists unpack the danger of this natural phenomenon – a supervolcano.

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Cyfrinach y Bedd Celtaidd
Secret of the Celtic Grave

– S4C & Smithsonian

Rhaglen s’yn datgelu’r darganfyddiadau archeolegol mwyaf cyffrous mewn degawdau yn Ngorllewin Cymru.

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Hayley: Virgin Voter
BBC One Wales

In this one-off documentary, self-proclaimed Virgin Voter Hayley Pearce gets a crash course in Welsh politics to understand how her vote can make a difference.  

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Cymry ar Gynfas: Ail Gyfres
– S4C

Chwe eicon Cymraeg a chwe artist yn creu chwe phortread sy’n adlewyrchu personoliaeth yr wynebau cyfarwydd ac arddull unigryw pob artist.

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Cadw Cyfrinach
– S4C

Yn y rhaglen ddogfen hon, ac am y tro cyntaf ar gamera, mae un o’r goroeswyr a oedd yn gyn-ddisgybl i John Owen, yn rhannu ei brofiadau, ei feddyliau a’r effaith a gafodd blynyddoedd o gam-drin arno yn ystod yr 80au.

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Carol Vorderman: Closer to Home
BBC One Wales

Carol Vorderman takes a road trip of rediscovery across her home patch of North Wales.

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Strictly Amy: Crohn’s and Me
BBC One Wales

Strictly professional dancer, Amy Dowden, opens up in this candid documentary about her battle with Crohn’s disease.

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Aled Haydn Jones: Ti, Fi a’r Fam Fenthyg
– S4C

Ffilm bersonol a sensitif yn dilyn Pennaeth BBC Radio 1, Aled Haydn Jones a’i bartner wrth iddyn nhw drio cael babi yn fiolegol gyda help eu mam fenthyg .

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Dim Byd i’w Wisgo
– S4C

Yn y gyfres ffasiwn newydd hon, gwahoddir 6 chyfrannwr haeddiannol i’r Stwidio Steilio Studio lle mae tîm steilio proffesiynol yn rhoi edrychiad neywydd iddynt o’r pen i’r traed.

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Anifeiliaid Bach y Byd
– S4C

Cyfres Gymraeg i blant sy’n edrych ar yr anifeiliaid bach y byd, o’r cefnfor i’n gerddi cefn a thu hwnt.

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Desperate To Drive
BBC One Wales

In Cardiff, a unique driving centre has the power to decide who can regain their licences.

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The 1900 Island
BBC One Wales/Network

A four-part series following four families as they head back to the start of the 20th Century to try their hand living as a rural fishing community
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NYRSYS
S4C

Cyfres sy’n dilyn gwaith nyrsys cymunedol Bwrdd Iechyd Hywel Dda drwy gyfnod y pandemig

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Agoriad Llygad
S4C

Portread personol a phwerus cantores Bethan Richards wrth iddi geisio delio gyda byw ei bywyd gyda nam gweledol difrifol.

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Million Pound Handjobs
Channel 5

Enter the ruthlessly competitive world of the super hand models where fortune is within your grasp if you can prove you have nailed the perfect look.

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Hayley Goes… – BBC Three & BBC One Wales/Network

Hayley Pearce returns for a brand new, six part series as she puts to the test the lifestyle choices that affect her generation today

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Merch Fel Fi – S4C

Mae April Welsh, menyw drawsryweddol o Goed Duon, ar drobwynt yn ei bywyd.

 

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Being First Minister – BBC One Wales

Documentary following the First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, during his final months in office. With unprecedented behind the scenes access.

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Give a Dog a Home – BBC One Wales

Heavy metal singer and dog lover Benji Webbe joins forces with volunteer pet rescuer and presenter Fran Donovan to find homes for some of Wales’ abandoned puppies and strays.

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Frank Lloyd Wright: The Man Who Built America – BBC Two Wales & BBC Four

Frank Lloyd Wright is America’s greatest ever architect. In a career spanning seven decades, he build over five hundred buildings, and changed the face of modern architecture.

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Wonders of The Great Barrier Reef with Iolo Williams – S4C & BBC Four

On the other side of the world under the crystal clear blue waters of the Pacific Ocean lies one of the most enchanting places on the planet.

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Baby Love with Connie Fisher – BBC One Wales

Singer and presenter Connie Fisher tries to answer a difficult question: does she want to be a mum? Women today are waiting later than ever to start a family, but at 34, Connie feels she still doesn’t know if motherhood is for her.

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The Greatest Poem of World War One: David Jones In Parenthesis – BBC One Wales & BBC Four

In Parenthesis is considered one of the greatest ever literary works about war.

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Make Wales Happy – BBC One Wales

Happiness – what is it, why is it so important, and how can we attain it? These are some of the questions that Make Wales Happy tackles to mark the first ever Welsh Happiness Day.

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Katherine Jenkins: Home For Christmas – BBC One Wales/Network

World renowned mezzo soprano Katherine Jenkins comes ‘Home for Christmas’ to host a night of star studded entertainment staring Aled Jones

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A Week To Sell Your House – BBC One Wales

Across Wales thousands of properties are stuck on the market, leaving families in limbo, unable to move and concerned that they may never sell their house.

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Kyffin Williams: The Man Who Painted Wales – BBC Two

Kyffin Williams was Wales’s best-loved artist, famous for his brooding mountain landscapes. However, his work was never fully accepted by critics or the art establishment.

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Frank Vickery: The Peoples Playwright – BBC One Wales

Writer and actor Frank Vickery’s premature death in June 2018 was a huge loss to Welsh theatre. 

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Being Owen Money – BBC One Wales

A candid documentary in which Welsh entertainer Owen Money reflects openly about his life, love and career in the months leading up to his 70th Birthday.

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Tomas Araya-Larrain

Tomas was born in Chile and immigrated to Wales when he was 4. He left his economic academic background to pursue more creative work in TV, where he has now worked on productions from daytime antique programmes, natural history, to crime specialist factual.  He says 'I’m a fat man stuck in a skinny man’s body and love all topics about food, as well as UK socio-cultural issues that affect us all.' 

He has joined Wildflame Productions as a Development Researcher and also dabbles in and out of productions when needed. 

Kate Fletcher

Kate Fletcher has joined Wildflame as a Development Exec as part of the Factual Fast Track Scheme. Kate started her career as a drama script editor, before moving into factual development. Working both in-house at the BBC and as a freelancer in Cardiff and Bristol, her commissions include: The Perfect Pitch (C4), Saving Britain's Pubs with Tom Kerridge (BBC), The Hairy Bikers’ Asian Adventure (BBC) and Samurai (US History).

Outside of work, Kate is also a mum of two and runs her own community choir.

Meinir Richards 

Meinir is a Series Producer who also Edit Produces and Directs in both English and Welsh.

She has over 25 years of experience in television and has worked across a range of genres which include, factual entertainment, comedy, live programmes, drama and film. She is an expert at securing exclusives with Talent, and access to high profile worldwide companies, such as NASA and Mensa. She thrives on establishing and maintaining strong relationships with talent and contributors and is known for her way of producing engaging, warm, and sensitive films, with people and story at its heart.

Prior to joining Wildflame, Meinir was Series Producer and Director on segments for BBC1’s The One Show.

 

Jacqueline Lee

Jacqueline is a self-shooting producer-director, working mainly on observational documentaries and lightly formatted factual entertainment.
She thrives on gaining access to difficult and sensitive environments and building and maintaining relationships quickly with contributors, telling compelling and interesting stories.

Jacqueline has previously produced content for BBCThree, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, and most recently S4C. Currently, she is producing and directing exciting Wildflame documentaries for S4C.

Cai Glover

Cai first joined Wildflame in the development team where he created ideas and crafted taster tapes. He worked on several productions using his skills as a self-shooter and researcher including S4C's digital series 'Bwrw 'Mlan', BBC Bitesize 'History KS2', S4C's 'Dim i'w Wisgo'. He was a shooting assistant producer on the second series of S4C's 'Nyrsys'. He went on to follow his passion for editing and got his first editor credit on our documentary 'Aled Haydn Jones: You, Me and the Surrogate’.

Cai is now a freelance editor with credits including C5’s ‘Wonderful Wales with Michael Ball, C4’s ‘Perfect Pitch’ and a number of documentaries for the S4C ‘Drych’ strand including ‘Jason Mohammad: Ely, The Riots and Me’.

Lloyd Rees

Lloyd started his career working on Live Studio programmes; The One Show and This Morning before moving on to development roles at RDF and BBC Studios. Believing variety is the spice of life, Lloyd used his interest in consumer issues on a range of programmes such as The Big Con, Shop Well for Less and The Martin Lewis Money Show.

During his career he’s also worked on some of the biggest Factual Entertainment formats, including The Great British Bake Off, Dragons’ Den, First Dates and Race Across the World. Lloyd returned to Wales and joined Wildflame working on international productions and has gone on to work with us on Wonderful Wales with Michael Ball for C5 and a major new living history project for S4C about Evacuees

Adrian Grant

Adrian has worked on primetime shows including Emmy Award-winning ‘The Real Full Monty: Ladies Night’, BAFTA Award-winning ‘First Dates’ and more recently he has been Producing content for Channel 4’s True Stories.

Now a Development Producer at Wildflame, Adrian joins the team with an aim to apply his editorial knowledge and experience in developing new shows and formats for the company.

Sam Lumley

With a background predominantly in Factual Entertainment, Sam has worked as an Assistant Producer in casting, welfare, and forward-planning roles on shows across the UK’s major broadcasters.

Some of his credits include: ‘Little Mix: The Search’ (BBC), ‘The Voice’ (ITV), ‘The Only Way is Essex’ (ITV2), ‘9/11:Diwrnod Wnaeth Newid Fy Mywyd’ (S4C), ‘The Great British Bake Off’ & ‘Handmade: Britain’s Best Woodworker’ (C4), ‘Stage School’ (E4), and ‘Michael Ball’s Wonderful Wales’ (C5).

As part of our development team, and with a keen interest in History and Adventure, Sam is using his editorial experience and passion for storytelling to create, capture, and produce new ideas and stories.

Carrie Smith

Carrie is an award-winning film-maker. She is a director, series producer and edit producer with experience across a wide range of popular factual content, including observational documentaries, popular factual and digital content. She is an expert access negotiator and has successfully secured access to several police forces across the UK, as well as multiple private businesses such as hotels and veterinary practices.

Carrie filmed, produced and directed The Greatest Gift which won Best Factual Series at the Bafta (Cymru) awards. Carrie has also produced behind-the-scenes content and created high-concept digital features for drama co-pro series for the BBC, Netflix & HBO, winning an International Webby award for her work on 'The Ballad of the Peaky Blinders'. Before joining Wildflame Productions, Carrie was a Senior Producer on a brand-new primetime competition format for Channel 4.

Megan Roberts

With a background in Archaeology and Anthropology, Megan's passions lie with telling people's stories both past and present with real empathy and understanding. Having filmed in various locations all over the world, her previous work has included both award winning international productions such as The Wall and more recently delicate observational storytelling in Bois y Rhondda
Megan has joined the team on the international Vikings series and will be working across all Wildflame’s specialist factual programming

Manon Alice-Thomas

After graduating with a BA (Hons) from York St. John’s University Business School, Manon gained her first professional experience working in events management. She then completed an internship with Kate Borde at Cardiff based talent agency KBPM, and has recently undertaken a contract as Junior Assistant at the ‘InterTalent Group’, London, supporting the Chairman and Founder, Prof. Jonathan Shalit, OBE.  As a Television Production Coordinator for Wildflame, Manon supports the team across the slate of UK and international productions

Mike Davies

Mike has accrued over a dozen years of experience in company and programme finance.  His expertise encompasses day-to-day financial transactions, managing company-wide spending against fiscal targets, preparation of monthly management accounts and forecasting. He is also responsible for day to day scheduling and running of Wildflame’s editing facilities.

Llinos Griffin-Williams

As a Bafta Cymru Winning Executive Producer, Llinos is our Creative Director following her many successes as Executive Producer, Factual and International Co-productions at Wildflame Productions. She leads on international content development, production and delivery of Factual Programming to Domestic and International Broadcasters and is part of the Wildflame Senior Management Board. Llinos is Vice Chair of RTS Cymru Wales and a member of Welsh Indies Council TAC. 

Leona Cowley

Leona has been with Wildflame since its inception and has a wealth of experience in a senior production management role working on regional and high-profile documentaries being filmed in various exotic and remote locations across the globe. Her extensive experience spans some 25 years working across most programme genres.

Gareth Fisher

Gareth has extensive knowledge of the business of production across all genres. He has an outstanding track-record in controlling large production teams and multi-million-pound projects. Gareth has worked with all of the main UK Broadcasters as well as forging strong relationships with International Broadcasters and Co - Production partners.

Alexia Barrett

Alexia graduated in 2020 with a BA (Hons) in Journalism Communications and Politics from Cardiff University, and is now kickstarting her career in TV Production. She started working with Wildflame as a Researcher on their Adventure Living History Series, Ultimate Viking.  Alexia achieved her first Network Researcher Credit on the Wildflame series, Michael Ball's Wonderful Wales. 

She will be working across our full range of factual output for UK and international broadcasters.

Esme Horne

The last 10 years of Esme’s career has been dedicated to understanding the production process and supporting a creative vision from development to transmission. Since joining Wildflame in 2017, Esme has worked across the Wildflame slate: reinforcing the production management team and helping to assure all projects are run smoothly and efficiently.

Connie Fisher

Connie moved into the world of television after a career as a West End leading lady playing Maria Von Trapp in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Sound of Music.

With a passion for TV and entertainment, Connie leads the development of formats & features projects for Wildflame and works closely with broadcasters creating projects for both high-profile and emerging talent across the full range of factual programming.

Celyn Williams

With a passion for history, Celyn has spent her time collecting and telling stories of extraordinary individuals from across Wales.

Her previous work includes a number of high-profile history productions including Time Team, and The Aberfan Wives Club (ITV).

For S4C, Celyn worked on the double Welsh BAFTA winning Adam Price a Streic y Glowyr and more recently, a living history series The 1900 Island (BBC).

Catrin Jones-Shawe

Catrin’s career began in children’s television where she produced content for both S4C and CBBC.

Catrin has a passion for health-based documentaries and in 2019 won a BAFTA Cymru Award for best factual series for Velindre: Hospital of Hope (ITV Wales). Her most recent series, Nyrsys (S4C) is an observational documentary format highlighting the incredible work performed by nurses across Wales.

Abbie Bolitho

With a background in current affairs and factual programmes, Abbie has been able to apply her research and organisational skills to a wide variety of projects in both English and Welsh. These include S4C's Nyrsys, Dim Byd i Wisgo and more recently Beasts - a series on the 'top 10' animals for children which is being sold internationally.

Paul Islwyn Thomas

Paul is founder and CEO of Wildflame Productions and is responsible for the creative and business management of the company. With over 35 years’ experience in the industry, Paul has built an enviable reputation as one of the leading factual Executive Producers and TV Executives working in Wales. Throughout a distinguished career Paul has delivered hundreds of hours of programming for both UK and international broadcasters. He is currently Chair of the highly acclaimed ‘It’s My Shout’ Training Scheme which offers exciting pathways into the industry for all championing diversity and social inclusion.

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