'Politics without politicians,' they said. And that's what we set out to achieve in this series of four programmes.
I've travelled all over Wales, mostly in a Mini, but at other times making use of train, plane and boat, trying to find out what matters most to people as they decide who to vote for on May 7th.
In that respect, it's been a valuable lesson: what voters think are the main election issues aren't always the same as those argued over by the political parties.
Each of the four programmes follows a similar format: two subject areas, starting off with a bit of history to launch us back into the present day.
So when we wanted to consider questions about the vote itself and how our democracy works, where better to begin my travels than in my home town of Newport?
The statues in Westgate Square in Newport mark the spot where the 1839 Chartist rising came to a bloody end when soldiers opened fire on the protestors.
Amongst other things, the Chartists were demanding that every man should have the vote and the right to vote in secret. Virtually all they called for, we now take for granted.
And that's something that worries a lot of people and raises questions about our electoral system.
Just 56% of people under 24 are registered to vote. From Newport, I went to Coleg Gwent in Pontypool to see how the student union there, under the leadership of President Mischa Ross, has joined forces with the campaigning organisation Bite The Ballot to try to persuade more young people to register.
If there's one issue that nearly everyone I spoke to for this series has a view on it's immigration, but it can sometimes be hard to pick apart the facts from the fictions.
This part of my journey took me from the oldest settled migrant community in Wales, Butetown in Cardiff, to another community which unwillingly became the focus of the immigration debate, Caia Park in Wrexham.
In 2003 intense tensions between asylum seekers and locals broke out into rioting. One man who remembers it well is Reverend James Aylward who gave sanctuary to fearful asylum seekers in his church hall. Twelve years on, he's seen significant progress.
And that's a view supported by Wanjiku Mbugua who's lived in Wrexham since 2006 and runs Bawso, a charity which offers support to black and minority ethnic women.