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Actress and a director elected to board fighting for devolution of broadcasting to Wales

06 Sep 2021 2 minutes Read
Sharon Morgan and Llion Iwan. Cyngor Cyfathrebu Cenedlaethol – National Communications Council

Actress Sharon Morgan and Director Llion Iwan have been elected to a Board that is fighting for broadcasting to be devolved to Wales.

They will be helping the National Communications Council to wrestle control of Welsh broadcasting away from London.

This will include developing the necessary regulations and structures to make sure that Wales is ready for the powers to be transferred.

Morgan is an actress and screenwriter who has won three BAFTA awards for her portrayal of Mary in Tair Chwaer (1999); her portrayal of Martha in Martha, Jac a Sianco (2008); and her portrayal of Maggie in Resistance (2012).

She has also been nominated to sit on the National Committee for Wales – Equity, the UK trade union for creative practitioners. Sharon Morgan was one of the founders of Theatr Bara Caws.

Llion Iwan is the Managing Director of Cwmni Da. He has been a print journalist, producer and documentary director for BBC1, BBC 2, BBC 4 and BBC Wales.

His films have won awards in France, Switzerland, Canada and the RTS (Royal Television Society). He has also been S4C’s Content Commissioner.

They are joining Angharad Mair, Barrie Jones, Beti George, Betsan Powys, Bethan Jones Parry, Euros Lewis, Marc Webber, Nia Ceidiog and Owain Gwilym on the Board.

A spokesperson for the Communications Council said: “This addition to the Board is invaluable as we can now extend our work even further as these two bring with them new expertise, skills and experiences.

“We look forward to the work ahead of us this year in designing a Welsh communications structure that will be in place, to be adopted, when those powers come to Wales in the coming years.

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Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
1 month ago

Good luck to them 👏 the devolution of broadcasting to Wales is certainly needed and is long overdue!

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
1 month ago

If we sat down and calculated how much TV hours has Welsh or Wales content, we’d be shocked. Take the BBC. We Welsh pay the same licence fee as views in England ,Scotland and NI, and besides the brief BBC Wales News reports that usually last 15mins, if that, have minimal programming that features Wales. And when there are programmes show made about Wales, is isolated to our “region” and nowhere else can it be seen, unless you are the English borderlands or can access BBC that transmits either BBC Wales, Scotland or NI. The BBC recently invested of our… Read more »

Andrew Thomas
Andrew Thomas
1 month ago

Yes hopefully pressure will build for this great to have a plan going forward

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