Broadcasters of BBC Wales, 1964-1990, The
Publication Date October 2017
Publisher: Y Lolfa, Tal-y-bont
Format: Paperback, 215x140 mm, 288 pages
Memoirs of Gareth Price, former Controller of BBC Wales (1968-90), who worked for the Corporation between 1964 and 1990, the most exciting period of growth in the history of Welsh broadcasting. He spent ten years (1964-74) as a television producer and 16 years (1974-90) appointing, enabling and leading production teams in all their varied activities at the BBC. 98 images.
As well as recounting the work of high profile and creative colleagues, Gareth Price recalls events which shaped Wales and the BBC during this time, such as the anguish of Aberfan in 1966; a surge of national pride created by great Welsh rugby teams of the 1970s and the sadness and suffering as King Coal died a slow death during and after the last great strike of 1984–5.
This is a social history of a specific era and the personalities who enlarged and revolutionised the broadcasting landscape of Wales.
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