Gareth Gwynn

Comedy Writer, Presenter & Producer


On this page, you’ll find links to some of the shows I have appeared in or worked on that won’t expire after 30 days. Hopefully.

Ankle Tag - BBC Radio 4 (2015-2020)

Ankle Tag is a sitcom on BBC Radio 4 which I co-write with Benjamin Partridge and stars Elis James, Katy Wix and Steve Speirs. All three series are currently available on BBC Sounds, Audible and from Penguin.

Tourist Trap - BBC One Wales (2018-2020)

Tourist Trap is a semi-improvised sitcom in which I supply the voice over as well as co-write the plots with Tudur Owen and Sian Harries. A collection of clips are available on the show’s webpage.

Documentaries - BBC Radio 4 / BBC Radio Wales (2014-2020)

I have presented several documentaries for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Wales examining Welsh identity, language, culture and politics, many of which are still available on BBC Sounds.

Gareth Gwynn Declares Independence From Wales” is a two-part investigation into why towns try and declare independence, what they mean by it - and what it would really take to achieve international recognition.

The Greatest Ever Faker” told the story of Iolo Morganwg and was selected for the Prix Marulic International Radio Festival in Croatia, which meant it was played inside a deconsecrated church in Croatia. Or it wasn’t. That’s the problem with making a programme about forgery. I don’t trust anything any more.

Gareth Gwynn’s Little Book Of Welsh Rock” was broadcast in 2015 and continues to cost me a fortune in records.

Gareth Gwynn’s Little Book Of Welsh Independence” was broadcast in 2014, ahead of the Scottish Referendum and was nominated for a Celtic Media Award in the Best Documentary category.

The Goodies: The Big Ben Theory - Audible (2019)

A brand new audio episode of The Goodies, written by John-Luke Roberts and me - with Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie and based on a plot by Barnaby Eaton-Jones.

Gareth Gwynn’s Alternative Archive - BBC Radio 4 (2019)

Kicking-off with an actual scientist explaining the Many Worlds theory, Gareth Gwynn’s Alternative Archive was the first Archive On Four to look, not backwards, but sideways - as we listened-in to radio stations from alternative universes and other dimensions.

It’s an hour, which is quite long - but there are 113 other voices in it - so I’m pretty well diluted.

The Now Show - BBC Radio 4 (2011-2019)

I have appeared on The Now Show five times times. Audio from my first three appearences are on this Audioboom playlist and the fourth co-incided with the 50th Anniversary of BBC Local Radio…

Just A Minute: 50 Years In 28 Minutes - BBC Radio 4 (2017)

I produced this show for BBC Radio 4 to celebrate 50 years of Just A Minute, cutting together archive episodes and creating exchanges between panellists that could never have happened in real life.

The Gareth Gwynn Show - BBC Radio Wales (2010-2017)

I was a regular presenter on BBC Radio Wales for seven years. A handful of best-bits can be found on the BBC Radio Wales show page

Sue Perkins’ Earpedia - Audible (2016-18)

Sue Perkins presents facts about animals, with assistance from Margaret Cabourn-Smith and Simon Kane, in this Audible Original series which I wrote with Gabby Hutchinson-Crouch and Jon Hunter.

Sue Perkins’ Earpedia Series 1: Animals

Sue Perkins’ Earpedia Series 2: Plants

Bull - Gold (2015)

John-Luke Roberts and I created and wrote this sitcom for Gold starring Robert Lindsay, Maureen Lipman, Naz Osmanoglu and Claudia Jessie. Here’s a playlist which includes the trailer, a behind the scenes feature and some best-bits.

In episode two, Rupert Bull mentioned his website, so do make sure you check it out.