Y Byd ar Bedwar

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Y Byd ar Bedwar
Title card for the S4C current affairs programme, Y Byd ar Bedwar
Y Byd ar Bedwar title card
Genre Current affairs
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) Welsh
(with English subtitles)
  • Iwan Roberts
  • Ian Edwards
Editor(s) Geraint Evans
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 24 minutes
Production company(s) ITV Cymru Wales
Original network S4C
Picture format 16:9 576i
Original release November 1982 (1982-11) – present
External links
Y Byd ar Bedwar on BBC iPlayer

Y Byd ar Bedwar (Welsh for The World on Four) is a Welsh-language current affairs television programme, which has broadcast on S4C since the channel was launched in November 1982. Produced by ITV Cymru Wales, the programme has a reputation for hard-hitting, investigative journalism of the highest standard.

The programme's reporters have brought stories from the four corners of the world to Welsh screens. In the 1980s, long-serving reporter Tweli Griffiths secured the first interview with Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddaffi.[1] Reports also covered the fall of the Berlin wall, the Chernobyl disaster and the Persian Gulf war. The programme is also famed for securing high-profile exclusive interviews in Wales, such as with Sion Aubrey Roberts,[2] the only person to be jailed over the Meibion Glyndwr arson campaign and Ryan James,[3] a vet from Ammanford who had been wrongly jailed after being accused of murdering his wife.

More recently, a series of undercover investigations into west Wales puppy farms have led to several pressure groups to call for a change in legislation by the Welsh Government to protect animals.[4][5] Senior producer Eifion Glyn travelled undercover to Zimbabwe in 2008 [6] to show the horrors of life there under Robert Mugabe's rule and also journeyed to Afghanistan for the second time in 2013 to produce a series of programmes documenting the lives of Welsh troops fighting the Taliban.[7][8]

At home, a raw portrayal of the lives of two heroin addicts in Cardiff won the Best Current Affairs Award at the 2009 Celtic Media Festival.[9] In 2013, another expose of the heroin scene, this time on the island of Anglesey, won the BAFTA Cymru award for current affairs. [10]The team also secured a moving exclusive interview with the grandparents of April Jones [11] after the young girl's disappearance in 2012. Success at the BAFTA Cymru awards followed in 2014 with a moving response to Typhoon Haiyan And in 2015 with an emotional portrayal of the lack of provision for young people battling mental health issues in Wales.

Production team[edit]

Geraint Evans

Former staff[edit]


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