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Newyddion 9 titles
Presented by Bethan Rhys Roberts
Rhodri Llywelyn
(Main anchors)
Original language(s) Welsh
Producer(s) BBC Cymru
Location(s) Cardiff
Running time Main bulletin:
30 minutes
Original network S4C
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
Original release 1 November 1982 – present
Related shows BBC Wales Today
ITV News Cymru Wales

Newyddion (English: News) is a Welsh-language news programme consisting of Welsh, UK, and international news, produced daily by BBC Cymru Wales and broadcast on S4C.


The main evening programme is broadcast each weekday evening between 9 pm and 9:30 pm, with shorter editions airing at varying times on Saturday and Sunday evenings.

In 2009, a new service of short weekday bulletins were introduced. Five-minute updates air at lunchtime (1:00 pm), mid-afternoon (2:55 pm) and early-evening (6:30 pm).

Dewi Llwyd, who presented the programme for almost 30 years, was dropped from the presentation team in 2013.[1] Having previously been broadcast at 7:30pm, the programme relaunched in its new 9pm slot on 22 April 2013 with Bethan Rhys Roberts and Rhun ap Iorwerth[2] presenting on alternate nights. Mr ap Iorwerth later left the BBC to successfully stand for Plaid Cymru in the Welsh Assembly by-election for the seat of Ynys Môn.[3]

S4C weather forecasts are broadcast before or after each bulletin as well as before closedown and produced by Tinopolis in Llanelli.


Newyddion won the 2012 BAFTA Cymru Award for News Coverage for a special programme broadcast from New York to mark the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks.[4]

At the 2013 BAFTA Cymru Awards ceremony Newyddion was mistakenly awarded the News Coverage award. The award was later correctly presented to ITV Cymru Wales.[5]

At the 2015 BAFTA Cymru Awards Newyddion 9 was awarded the News Coverage Award for a special programme on the Paris Attacks.

They also won the News Coverage Award at the 2016 BAFTA Cymru awards for a programme about the refugee crisis.


Viewing figures for Newyddion range from 17,000 to 22,000 according to S4C's weekly ratings report.[6]

On-air team[edit]


  • Bethan Rhys Roberts
  • Rhodri Llywelyn

Additional presenters[edit]

  • Aled Huw
  • Rhodri Llwyd
  • Janet Ebenezer
  • Gwenllian Glyn
  • Telor Iwan
  • Nia Cerys

District correspondents[edit]

Specialist correspondents[edit]


  1. ^ "S4C thanks Dewi Llwyd". 
  2. ^ "Newyddion 9 to tell the full story to S4C's viewers". 
  3. ^ "Plaid Cymru's emphatic Ynys Mon by-election win". BBC News. Retrieved 2015-05-29. 
  4. ^ "BBC success at Bafta Cymru awards". BBC. 2012-10-01. Retrieved 2015-05-29. 
  5. ^ Thomas, Huw; Correspondent, Media. "Bafta Cymru: Welsh news award given to wrong programme". BBC News. Retrieved 2015-05-29. 
  6. ^ "S4C - Viewing Figures". Retrieved 2016-04-08. 

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