Tuesday, August 8, 2017


As widely predicted, Euryn Ogwen Williams will lead the Government's independent review of S4C.

Independent in as much as Euryn was the first Director of Programmes when S4C was set up in 1982, and rose to deputy CEO from 1988 to 1991.

Euryn was born in Penmachno, in the heart of Snowdonia (perhaps that's where the 'Ogwen' comes from), when his dad, a reciter and member of the Gorsedd in Eisteddfod circles, was head teacher there. He moved with the family to Mold, and thence to the University of Wales in Bangor to study philosophy and psychology. Clearly the perfect preparation for a role as a TWW presenter, his first step into media.

He's currently based in a neat modern villa above Barry-Bados' Pleasure Beach; he already has a reputation as a digital thinker. I'll take a mild side bet that he recommends a little more investment in S4C. Below, a tribute video made for Euryn last year. Bits are funny, even if you don't speak Welsh. (Some of the speakers can find no Welsh synonym for "problem".)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Other people who read this.......