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Reels on Wheels: Celebrating the wonderful ITV Wales archive

Nostalgia - a thing of the past. But looking back and savouring treasured memories is like a warm bath - a comforting pleasure.

And that’s exactly what ITV Wales is offering in its new series this month - Reels on Wheels.

Carl Edwards and Ruth Madoc in the first episode of Reels on Wales

Together with a sprinkling of stars and hidden gems from the ITV Wales archive, there are 60 years of TV history to celebrate and enjoy.

Welsh Hollywood legend Richard Burton and screen siren Elizabeth Taylor, Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and The Beatles are just some of the famous faces caught on camera.

The series starts on Friday, February 19th at 8pm on ITV Wales.

Reels on Wheels is as quirky as it sounds. Inside our orange VW campervan, well known faces have been invited to join presenter Carl Edwards to watch the classic clips.

Carl and Ruth take a trip down memory lane

Carl himself admits to being a television obsessive. The best man for the job - he picks out the brilliant, the bizarre and the downright barmy.

We’ve made some mind boggling discoveries. I can’t wait to share them on our trip down memory lane!

I love animals and we’ve dug out some classic clips of them in all sorts of scenarios. I’ve even brought my dog Teggy along for the Reels on Wheels ride.

She was so well behaved when we filmed that Ruth Madoc offered to dog sit when I’m on holiday! How showbiz is that?

– Carl Edwards
A royal visit

There are laughs and gasps as the stars remember their friends, the fads and the trends of years past.

Memories of the late Sir Harry Secombe

But there are also some shocks in store. Expect the unexpected.

Who remembers the ITV Telethon? Ruth joined Arfon Haines Davies for HTV's contribution

On top of that, watch out for some wonderful animal clips - swimming pigs, a lioness at a garage and a tiger in a shopping precinct. All completely normal!

Have you ever seen a monkey cuddling a cat?

So put your feet up and relax with a cuppa. Let Reels on Wheels take you on a trip of a lifetime.

The series starts on Friday, February 19th at 8pm on ITV Wales.

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