Planet 231

Rachel Trezise reviews
The Broadcasters of BBC Wales 1964-1990
by Gareth Pierce


Y Lolfa, £12.99

This account of three significant decades in Welsh broadcasting told by Gareth Pierce who worked for twenty-six years at BBC Wales, both as producer and Head of Programmes and ultimately Controller, does exactly what it promises in its title, chronicling the life and times of the characters working in front and behind the microphones and television cameras of the late ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, as well as recounting the culture and climate of the corporation itself. Pierce’s voice is coherent and engaging, ferrying the reader happily through many sea changes in Welsh radio and television.

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