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Wales On TV: Episode 18

The story of Wales through the decades - as seen on the small screen - along with the pop music of the day. Jive is all the rage in 1960 with a 24 hour dancathon in Barry, Psycho is playing in Welsh cinemas. Flooding hits Cardiff, and the Swansea & Mumbles Railway stops operating.

And from 1987: Carmarthenshire floods, Tom Jones is back home in the valleys and a new record is set for canoe diving in the Brecon Beacons

Newsweek Wales - September 17th 2017

This week on Newsweek Wales Megan Boot was joined by Frances Beecher from homeless charity, Llamau, to discuss the reaction to the Wales This Week coverage on homelessness. Plus, we take a look at the small house on Anglesey that's going under the hammer.

Wales On TV: Episode 17

The story of Wales through the decades - as seen on the small screen - along with the pop music of the day. From 1961: The Germans are coming - 16 years after the end of World War Two, German soldiers start training in Pembrokeshire - sparking protest from locals. Shirley Bassey is in Cardiff after a world tour, and there are calls to ban drivers from smoking in their cars.

Fast forward to 2003 and mass protests against the war in Iraq, Concorde visits Cardiff and a vast collection of antique toys is discovered in Llandudno Junction

Wales On TV: Episode 16

1978 sees an attempt on the world land speed record in Carmarthenshire, UFOs over Anglesey, pancake making records in Cardiff and skateboarding crowds in Rhyl.

From 1984 we have the death of Richard Burton, the birth of pay-at-the-pump petrol stations, and a dolphin in a Newport swimming pool

Wales On TV: Episode 15

It’s 1992 and chimpanzees escape from a wildlife park near Neath, budgies are rented out to lonely pensioners in Prestatyn, Wrexham celebrates a famous FA cup victory and, if you’re called Jones, come to the biggest gathering of Joneses that Ebbw Vale has ever seen.

Fast forward to 2004 and Katherine Jenkins is launching her recording career, Cardiff is opening its Millennium Centre and two tennis coaches try to break a world record in Wrexham

Fishlock's Choice: Episode 11

A Dark Age battle in which a Saxon army inflicted a momentous defeat on the Vikings has been unjustly forgotten, a battlefield historian claims.

Martin Hackett believes Wales is underselling its fighting past, with many Viking, Roman and Celtic battlefields unknown to potential heritage tourists.

He meets Trevor Fishlock at Buttington, near Welshpool, where he believes a stranded Viking invasion force met a violent end.

Martin believes battles like Buttington, Pilleth and Montgomery are of major historical significance and says more needs to be done to promote them.

The programme also features some of Trevor’s favourite stories from his archive, including trips to France and Belgium to tell Welsh stories from the First World War.

Wales On TV: Episode 14

Fishlock's Choice: Episode 10

It’s playtime for Trevor Fishlock as he investigates the story of toys, and finds out what the Star Wars figures and Corgi cars in your attic might be worth today.

Toys play a significant part in our childhoods but they also tell us a lot about the times in which we live.

Trevor meets people keeping the memories of our playtime alive, at museums dedicated to childhood and to dolls.

He discovers the stories of the Welsh toy industry and finds out what Welsh children were playing with a century ago.

In Cardiff, toy shop owner Pete White tells Trevor what’s popular with collectors today.

And he reveals what price you could get today for pristine versions of those Star Wars figures and James Bond toy cars you once played with.