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Bethan Jones with Sian PhillipsHappy 30th Birthday, Pobol y Cwm!  (from our archive)
On the 17th October, 2004, we inducted Pobol y Cwm into our Hall of Fame, in a gala evening, presented by Sian Phillips.  Our then Secretary, Mari Griffith, shares her memories of the evening, followed by the original report of the occasion.
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Pobol y Cwm
Pobol y Cwm (picture: S4C)
Happy 40th Birthday, Pobol y Cwm
You will see from our list of Historic Dates that the first episode of the long-running soap went out on the 16th October 1974.  The Spirit of Cwmderi, a documentary about Pobol Y Cwm, was broadcast in 1993, and is included in our Video List.

(Charles Williams and Harriet Lewis, left)
October Event: ARRI to premier latest camera developments
This demonstration and screening at Penarth's Pier Pavilion Cinema on 27th October will give you a chance to view a range of material shot with the AMIRA and ALEXA cameras.  There will also be ample opportunity for you to get your hands on ARRI's latest equipment.
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November Event:  Anatomy of a Hit: Bargain Hunt
Come and meet Julia Foot, Bargain Hunt's Series Producer, and her team at the Buffalo Bar, Cardiff, on 4th November.  This is your opportunity to hear the inside stories behind this long running daytime TV perennial.  There'll be a montage of clips from the series, fun facts, quiz questions and even a chance to win one of the coveted Bargain Hunt fleeces!  There will also be an opportunity to network with the series' production staff, including its directors, researchers and production managers.
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Help Financing your Project
For our September event, Elin Morris and Huw Marshall explained how S4C's Digital Fund is operated.  The Fund supports the creation or development of digital content, products and services, primarily in the Welsh language, which have the potential to generate a commercial return.
Download the Investment Guidelines from S4C (Word doc, 67.5kB)
That was on September 25th at Tiger Tiger, Cardiff.
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Update: Elin Morris and Huw Marshall will be repeating their presentation as part of the Tech + Celf event at Aberystwyth University on November 6th.

Tinopolis to be Sold
"Tinopolis, the company behind shows including Question Time and Big Fat Gypsy Weddings and the UK's largest remaining truly independent TV producer, is up for sale with a price tag of potentially £300m."
In Wales, amongst other things, they produce the daily magazine programmes, Prynhawn Da and Heno, for S4C.
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Special Offers for RTS Wales Members!
We are pleased to announce that we have arranged for our members to get special rates at the Park Plaza hotel, and at the Laguna Health and Spa in Cardiff.
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Ofcom Sceptical about Local TV
With Made in Cardiff due to launch on October 15th, media regulator Ofcom has admitted it is "very unlikely" that all local TV stations it is licensing will succeed, following the pre-launch collapse of Birmingham's TV venture, and the travails of London Live.
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Ron Jones, TinopolisEisteddfod Event - Tinopolis
Our annual Welsh-language event this year was a conversation between Ron Jones, Executive Chairman of Tinopolis (right), and RTS Wales Chair, Tim Hartley.
It was a joint event with Cardiff University, on their stand on the Maes in Llanelli on the afternoon of August 5th.
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Books and videos about Television in Wales
We have added lists of relevant books and videos, including A Year in the Life of the RTS in Wales, to the site.
Let us know if you can recommend any others.
Book List
Video List

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