The Story Of Wales

April 2015
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S1 Ep6 - Wales And Britain

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Wales and Britain - Huw Edwards concludes The Story of Wales with a look at the rapid changes that have taken place over the last 70 years. Wales is fully engaged with building a British welfare state and economy after World War Two. But Welsh language campaigns from the 1960s onwards, followed by the final eclipse of a wo...
March 2015
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S1 Ep5 - A New Beginning

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A New Beginning - It's boom-time as Wales becomes known, the world over, for one particular product - Welsh steam coal, the best you can get. In the space of 50 years, 'black gold' builds a new Wales. The coalfield pulls in hundreds of thousands of migrants with a different language and culture, becoming a bustling modern ...
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S1 Ep4 - Furnace Of Change

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Furnace of Change - The Industrial Revolution turns Wales into a global player, bringing unimaginable wealth - and desperate poverty. From Parys Mountain on Anglesey to Copperopolis, Swansea in the south, the copper trade transforms the landscape and economy. Iron does the same for Merthyr Tydfil, making it a world-class c...
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S1 Ep3 - England And Wales

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England and Wales - Huw Edwards presents this series tracing the history of Wales. It's 1485: a young nobleman sails to the land of his fathers from exile in France. His mission is to capture the English crown. For the first time, a self-proclaimed Welshman will be King of England. Under the dynasty he founds, Wales become...
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S1 Ep2 - Power Struggles

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Power Struggles - Journalist Huw Edwards presents this series tracing the history of Wales. This episode spans seven centuries, from the building of a great frontier to Owain Glyndwr's epic struggle for independence. We meet the medieval kings who shaped Wales and watch a nation emerge out of their lust for power and land....
February 2015
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S1 Ep1 - The Making Of Wales

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The Making of Wales - Journalist Huw Edwards presents this new six-part series tracing the history of Wales - from 30,000 years ago to modern times. The story begins with the drama of the earliest known human burial in Western Europe. Huw delves into the biggest pre-historic copper mine in the world, and visits the mesmeri...
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