Gareth Gwynn

Comedy Writer, Presenter & Producer


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January 2019 - Alternative Archive

This Saturday Gareth Gwynn's Alternative Archive will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 as part of the Archive On 4 strand. Kicking-off with an actual scientist explaining the Many Worlds theory it is (to my knowledge) the first Archive On Four to look, not backwards, but sideways - as we listen-in to radio stations from alternative universes.

We'll be covering a universe in which the UK is two foot underwater, where Russia won the space race and we'll be finding out how a BBC Radio 5 Live presenter caused a financial crash. We'll meet a British Pope, a Pan Pipe Playing Paul McCartney and a clutch of politicians doing day jobs you wouldn't expect. 


Of course, the best part about it all is that I can legitimately refer to it as an "award-winning show". I don't even need to wait and see if it will win an award. In a universe, somewhere, it will win one. That's how this works. The show will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Saturday 19th January at 8pm - and will be available afterwards on BBC Sounds

In other news, Jolyon Rubinstein's topical podcast We Need To Talk About... is returning to Spotify - and I'll be back on the writing team. The new series starts on 25th January and will feature comedians, journalists, politicians and musicians discussing the week's news. If you've never heard it before, head to Spotify now where you can find the whole back catalogue - plus four "Best Bits" episodes covering Brexit, Trump, Russia and the rest of UK Politics.
 

December 2018 - O'r Diwedd

O'r Diwedd 2018 is finished. S4C's annual look back at the year, which I co-write with Sian Harries and Tudur Owen (left) has been filmed, edited, and handed in - so we'd really appreciate it if nobody did anything newsworthy until 9pm on the 27th December. The finished show features guest appearances from Alun Saunders and Esyllt Sears and will be available afterwards (with subtitles) on S4C Clic and BBC iPlayer.

BBC Radio Wales will be repeating Gareth Gwynn's Twisted History of BBC Radio Wales over the Christmas period. The two episodes, which also feature Elis James, Nadia Kamil and a healthy chunk of the BBC Radio Wales archive, were originally made to celebrate the station's 40th anniversary, but will be broadcast again at 6.30pm on the 27th and 28th December and will then be available afterwards on BBC Sounds.


Also on BBC Sounds right now, all eight episodes of Ankle Tag, the sitcom I co-write with Benjamin Partridge, starring Elis James, Katy Wix and Steve Speirs, are also available to stream and download.