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An archive of blog entries about Welsh TV programmes and production.


April 19, 2017

News: Patriot renewed; King Kong Skull Island TV series; + more

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  • Jill Hennessy, Kyle Mac, Daniel Davis Yang et al to star in CBC's Crawford

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March 2, 2017

The cast of EastEnders try to pronounce Welsh placenames

Posted on March 2, 2017 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

My wife is Welsh and I even have a few relatives who have Welsh as a first language, so naturally I've tried to learn Welsh. But that's actually quite hard in London, where there are no classes, and learning it from a book simply doesn't work.

So even though I know the rules and have been to Wales a reasonable amount, correctly pronouncing Welsh placenames (and most Welsh words) is still a little beyond me and mostly evokes laughter from my wife. Ah, the merriment we had yesterday (St David's Day) as I tried to sing a Welsh hymn:

I bob un sydd ffyddlon
Dan Ei faner Ef,
Mae gan Iesu goron
Fry yn nheyrnas nef:
Lluoedd Duw a Satan
Sydd yn cwrdd yn awr:
Mae gan blant eu cyfran
Yn y rhyfel mawr.

Cytgan:
I bob un sydd ffyddlon
Dan Ei faner Ef
Mae gan Iesu goron
Fry yn nheyrnas nef.

Awn i gwrdd y gelyn
Bawb ag arfau glân;
Uffern sydd i'n herbyn
A'i phicellau tân.
Gwasgwn yn y rhengau,
Ac edrychwn fry;
Concrwr byd ac angau
Acw sydd o'n tu!

So have a care for the poor old cast of EastEnders as they try to pronounce a few Welsh placenames, in honour of St David's Day. Kudos to Dad's Army's Ian Lavender, mind, whom I didn't even know was on the show and is actually quite good, even doing a relatively good rendition of the almost always fatal Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. 

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

September 21, 2016

News: Atlanta, Better Things renewed; Y Gwyll teaser; Toby Stephens gets Lost in Space; Mata Hari reimagined; + more

Posted on September 21, 2016 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

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