Episode guide

The Story of Wales

Series 1

The Story of Wales

  • Wales and Britain

    Huw Edwards concludes this enlightening six-part history of his homeland with a look at how the country changed after WWII, making a big mark in politics and sport.

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  • Power Struggles

    Huw Edwards dissects the early fight for Welsh independence, from bloody battles with Vikings and Normans to Owain Glyndwr's revolt against the English in the 1400s.

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  • England and Wales

    Huw Edwards chronicles the history of Cymru. Proud Welshman Henry VII captured the English crown in 1485, unifying the two nations and establishing the Tudor house.

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  • Furnace of Change

    An ambitious study of Wales through the ages, with Huw Edwards. The Industrial Revolution brought both wealth and poverty, as the copper and iron trades thrived.

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  • A New Beginning

    The fascinating saga of the 'land of song'. Coal mining created a boom in the Welsh economy, attracting workers from afar. But the Depression was soon to hit hard.

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  • The Makings of Wales

    Welsh newscaster Huw Edwards presents an absorbing history of his homeland, starting with a visit to a prehistoric copper mine and a study of the Roman conquest.

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