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The Story of Wales episode 6

The Story of Wales episode 6

The Story of Wales episode 6: 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.       In the last 70 years, Wales has changed more rapidly than ever. In this final episode, a Welshman battles to set …

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The Story of Wales episode 5

The Story of Wales episode 5

The Story of Wales episode 5:  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.       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 …

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The Story of Wales episode 4

The Story of Wales episode 4

The Story of Wales episode 4: 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 centre of technology. This brave new Wales fuels …

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The Story of Wales episode 3

The Story of Wales episode 3

The Story of Wales episode 3: It is 1485: a young nobleman sails to the land of his fathers from exile in France. His mission – to capture the English crown. For the first time, a self-proclaimed Welshman will be king of England. Under the dynasty he founds, Wales becomes united with England. For every generation of Welsh people to …

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The Story of Wales episode 2

The Story of Wales episode 2

The Story of Wales episode 2: This Story of Wales 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. Amidst battles with Vikings, Saxons and Normans, Welsh culture flourishes. But the …

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The Story of Wales episode 1

The Story of Wales episode 1

The Story of Wales episode 1: Huw Edwards presents this major television history of Wales, showing our country in ways it has never been seen before. Thirty thousand years in the making, this story begins with the drama of the earliest-known human burial in western Europe. Huw delves into the biggest prehistoric copper mine in the world, and visits the …

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Aerial Britain episode 3

Aerial Britain episode 3

Aerial Britain episode 3: Wales – a region of dramatic coasts, enchanting parks, and more fortresses per square mile than anywhere else on the planet. Visit Offa’s Dyke on the border of England, fly over the coastal island of Anglesey, and descend Mount Snowdon aboard one of the world’s most remarkable steam locomotives. Celebrate the country’s history, legends, and people, …

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Kate Humble Off the Beaten Track episode 8

Kate Humble: Off the Beaten Track episode 8

Kate Humble: Off the Beaten Track episode 8: Kate visits Newport in Pembrokeshire and meets the last master thatcher based in Wales. She helps with the harvesting of water reeds – an invasive, thick grass-like plant now used on 80% of thatched roofs in the UK. She then travels to Merthyr Mawr to learn that protected, historical buildings are thatched with …

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