Rhaglenni Cymraeg

Y mae’r patrwm diwylliannol Cymreig sydd wedi datblygu drwy’r canrifoedd yn cael mynegiant newydd y dyddiau hyn drwy gyfrwng teledu.

Y wefan hon yn darlunio rhai o nodweddion y rhaglenni Cymraeg a gynhyrchir gan TWW yn eu stiwdio ym Mhontcanna, Caerdydd, ar gyfer yr ardaloedd a wasanaethir gan erial trawsyrru’r Awdurdod Teledu Annibynnol yn Saint Hilari.

Cerdd a chân o Gymru

Bob mis y mae rhyw ddeng miliwn o bobl ledled Prydain yn gweld y rhaglen Gymraeg Gwlad y Gân — y gynulleidfa fwyaf a gafodd unrhyw gyfres o raglenni Cymraeg erioed.

Ivor Emmanuel

Ni bu unrhyw raglen gerddorol ar y teledu mor gyson lwyddiannus â hon.

Y mae’r corau sy’n ymddangos yn y rhaglen wedi eu ffurfio a’u hyfforddi gan Norman Whitehead, cyfarwyddwr cerdd TWW.

Lleolir y rhaglen ym mhentref dychmygol Llanteli, ac y mae’r cyfarwyddwr,

Christopher Mercer, yn gofalu am gefndir gwahanol iddi bob mis.

Ymhlith y rhaglenni cerddorol eraill a gyflwynwyd gan TWW y mae Trysor o Gân, rhaglen y cymerodd rhai o offerynwyr blaenaf Cymru ran ynddi, a Hoff Alawon a roes gyfle i gerddorion adnabyddus i ddewis eu hoff ddarnau cerddorol.

Y cyfarwyddwr cerdd, Norman Whitehead, yn trafod un o’r catteuon gydag Ivor Emmanuel
Rhati o stiwdio TWW yn ystod teledu un o raglenni Gwlad y Gân

Llysgennad cerdd

Ar ol blynyddoedd o brofiad ar y llwyfan yn Llundain, enillodd Ivor Emmanuel glod mawr iddo’i hun yn rhaglenni TWW. Drwy gyfrwng y teledu annibynnol fe ddaeth yn llysgennad cerdd dros ei wlad enedigol.

Mewn canlyniad i’w lwyddiant eithriadol yn canu gyda Chôr Plant Pontcanna, cafodd ef a’r plant eu dewis i roi detholiad o Wlad y Gân yn y Perfformiad Amrywiaethol Brenhinol yn 1960.

Amser Te gyda Myfanwy Howell

Bob wythnos er pan ddechreuodd TWW deledu rhaglenni (gydag ychydig eithriadau prin) y mae Myfanwy Howell wedi cyflwyno’r rhaglen gylchgrawn Amser Te. Erbyn hyn y mae’r rhaglen hon wedi mynd allan dros 130 o weithiau. Y mae’r rhaglen yn apelio’n arbennig iawn at y gwragedd, ac y mae’r llu mawr o lythyron a ddaw i law yn cynnwys nifer sylweddol oddi wrth bobl y tu allan i Gymru. Ar wahân i eitemau am arddio a gwaith llaw, eitemau cerddorol a sgyrsiau gyda phobl adnabyddus a diddorol, un o nodweddion mwyaf poblogaidd y rhaglen yw’r cyfarwyddiadau coginio a roddir bob wythnos. Y mae’r rhain wedi eu cyhoeddi.

Genedigol o Sir Fôn yw Myfanwy Howell. Y mae’n ynad heddwch ac yn enwog drwy Gymru am ei gwaith cyhoeddus.

Newyddion y dydd gan TWW

Y mae gan TWW restr hir o ohebwyr ac o dynwyr lluniau i gynorthwyo’r Adran Newyddion i gyflwyno’r newyddion diweddaraf am ddigwyddiadau o bwys yng Nghymru.

Teledir ugain munud o newyddion Cymraeg bob wythnos. Fe’u darllenir gan Eirwen Davies.

TWW yn arloesi mewn dysgu Cymraeg

Un o raglenni arloesi TWW oedd y gyfres Camau Cyntaf a gyflwynwyd gan Miss Cassie Davies, sef arbrawf mewn dysgu iaith drwy gyfrwng teledu.

Dyma’r tro cyntaf erioed i unrhyw gwmni teledu wneud y defnydd arbennig hwn o’i adnoddau. Defnyddiwyd llawer o wahanol fathau o ddulliau dysgu modern gan Miss Davies yn ystod y gyfres hon. Un o Arolygwyr Ysgolion Ei Mawrhydi ydoedd hi cyn ymddeol.

Y mae cyfres bellach yn cael ei pharatoi ar hyn o bryd.

Dyma a ddywed Miss Cassie Davies:

“Bwriad y gyfres gyntaf hon oedd rhoi ychydig wybodaeth o’r taith i’r rhai nad ydynt yn siarad Cymraeg, cynorthwyo’r rhai sy’n deall ychydig i ychwanegu at eu geirfa, a chadw diddordeb y rhai sydd eisoes yn medru’r iaith yn rhugl.”

I ieuenctid Cymru

Paratowyd llawer o raglenni Cymraeg gan TWW yn arbennig ar gyfer y genhedlaeth ifanc.

Cafwyd cyfres werthfawr iawn ar gyfer disgyblion sydd ar fedr gadael yr ysgol, sef Dewis Gyrfa, a gyflwynwyd gan Mr. Jenkin Jones. Ynddi ymddangosodd arbenigwyr mewn llawer maes.

Yn ddiweddar cafwyd cyfres yn dwyn yr enw Colegau Cerdd, yn rhoi llwyfan i fyfyrwyr Cymreig sydd ar hyn o bryd yn astudio yn y gwahanol golegau cerdd. Bu nifer o raglenni ieuenctid dan ofal Mr. Hywel D. Robens yn boblogaidd iawn, yn arbennig felly y gystadieuaeth holi rhwng siroedd Cymru — Am y Gorau. Yn y gyfres Ar Brawf rhoddwyd gwobrau i’r myfyrw’yr llwyddiannus mewn prawf i bwyso a mesur gan bwy oedd y bersonoliaeth orau.

Felly y mae’r cyfrwng mynegiant electronig newydd — teledu annibynnol — yn edrych i’r dyfodol.

Problemau ac opiniynau yng Nghymru heddiw

Nid oes dull mwy uniongyrch o drosglwyddo gwybodaeth a barn na thrwy gyfrwng teledu, ac y mae TWW yn enwog erbyn hyn am rymuster a choethder eu rhaglenni trafod.

Yn y gyfres Pawb â’i Farn bu tri Chymro adnabyddus yn trafod pwnc o ddiddordeb arbennig bob wythnos, gyda John Eilian yn y gadair, ac mewn cyfres arall, Gŵr Gwadd, bu panel o dair merch yn holi rhai o wŷr a gwragedd amlycaf y genedl.

Y mae Mr. Raymond Edwards yn un arall o gadeiryddion llithrig a deallus rhaglenni TWW.

Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Frenhinol Cymru 1960

Cafwyd cyfres arbennig o raglenni bob dydd Gwener, dan yr enw Tw’r Ŵyl i baratoi’r ffordd ar gyfer Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Frenhinol 1960 a gynhelir yng Nghaerdydd.

Yn ystod wythnos yr Eisteddfod bydd ‘stiwdio ar olwynion’ newydd TWW, sydd wedi costio £100,000, gerllaw’r pafiliwn mawr i recordio’r prif ddigwyddiadau bob dydd ar gyfer stiwdio gynfas TWW.

Bydd rhaglenni arbennig hefyd yn yr hwyr, nos Lun, nos Fercher a nos Wener, yn ystod wythnos yr Eisteddfod, yn ogystal â darllediadau am ymweliad y Frenhines.

I’r miliynau sy’n derbyn y teledu annibynnol, bydd TWW yn rhoi darlun digymar o’r wythnos bwysig hon ym mywyd Cymru.

Ymhliihy rhai sy’n gysylltiedig â rhaglenni Cymraeg TWW y mae: Wyn Roberts, Dorothy Williams, Owen Griffiths, Christopher Mercer ac Emyr Edwards.

Barn y wasg

“Oherwydd y golygu gofalus . . . gan David Powell, cafodd y gwyliwr gartref holl rin a mwyniant yr Eisteddfod.”

Y Cymro

 

“Rhaid imi dalu teyrnged i’r safon uchel a gynhaliwyd (yn Pawb â’i Farn) dros gyfnod mor hir.”

Gwilym Roberts, Liverpool Daily Post

 

“Y mae rhaglenni Gwlad y Gân wedi gosod safon newydd mewn teledu cerddorol.”

Liverpool Daily Post

 

“Y mae Gwlad y Gân yn datblygu yn fwyfwy caboledig heb golli dim o’i swyn.”

John Whitehead, Bristol Evening World

 

“Deil Amser Te (TWW) mor boblogaidd ag erioed gyda chynulleidfa eang.”

Perspex, Caernarvon & Denbighshire Herald

 

“Cymerir yn ganiataol bron, erbyn hyn, y llithrigrwydd a’r gyfaredd a ddaw o Bontcanna.”

Holyhead Mail

 

“O’r hyn a gynigiwyd gan y ddwy sianel, eiddo TWW a wnaeth yr argraff orau o ychydig arnaf i.”

Western Mail
(am y rhaglenni Gŵyl Dewi)

Rhaglenni Cymraeg TWW – Hydref 1960

BOB DYDD MAWRTH
AMSER TE
Yn cael ei gyflwyno gan Myfanwy Howell
Yn aur yn drydedd flwyddyn

BOB DYDD MERCHER (gan ddechrau Amt 31)
HER YR IFANC
Pobl ifanc yn herio’r sefydliadau

BOB DYDD LAU (gan ddechrau Medi laf)
PWY FASE’N MEDDWL?
Cystadleuaeth newydd
Rhywbeth allan o’r cyffredin

BOB DYDD GWENER (gan ddechrau Medi 2)
LLAIS Y LLENOR
Trafodaeth lenyddol

Cyhoeddwyd gan Adran Cyhoeddusrwydd TWW

The Welsh programmes from TWW

The cultural pattern of Wales, which has emerged over the centuries, now has added expression through the modern medium of television.

This website illustrates some aspects of the Welsh programmes produced by TWW at their Pontcanna Studios, Cardiff, for viewers served by the St. Hilary transmitter of the Independent Television Authority.

Music and song from Wales

Each month the Welsh programme Land of Song is seen throughout Great Britain by some ten million viewers — the largest audience ever obtained by a Welsh programme series. It is the most consistently successful musical programme ever presented on television.

Ivor Emmanuel
The groups of singers who appear in the programme were formed and trained by TWW musical director Norman Whitehead and, with the programme centred on the imaginary village of Llantelly, director Christopher Mercer places the show in a different setting each month.

Other musical programmes presented by TWW have included Trysor o Gân, an intimate programme featuring leading Welsh instrumentalists and singers and Hoff Alawon, in which distinguished guests selected their favourite music.

Musical Director Norman Whitehead discusses an item with lvor Emmanuel
A part of the TWW No. 1 studio during a Land of Song transmission

An ambassador of song

After varied experience in the London theatre, Ivor Emmanuel gained a significant personal success in TWW programmes. On independent television he has become an ambassador of song for the land of his birth.

Following the particular success of his work with the Pontcanna Children’s Choir, he and the children were selected to appear in the 1960 Royal Variety Performance in an excerpt from Land of Song.

Amser Te with Myfanwy Howell

Each week since TWW went on the air, Myfanwy Howell has, with only rare breaks, introduced the miscellany programme Amser Te. More than 130 editions have been presented.

It is a programme with a very definite feminine appeal and the large post bag includes many letters from people outside Wales.

Apart from gardening, handicrafts, musical items and interviews with well known and interesting personalities, the programme has become especially well known for the recipes which end each edition. These have been published.

Born in Anglesey, Mrs. Howell is a magistrate and well known throughout Wales for her public work.

TWW reports the news in Wales

Fed by a network of correspondents and film cameramen, the TWW news desk presents graphic up-to-the-minute coverage of events and matters of interest in Wales.

The Welsh news bulletins covering twenty minutes of transmission time each week, are often read by Eirwen Davies.

TWW pioneer “Teaching Welsh”

A pioneer Welsh programme by TWW was the series Camau Cyntaf presented by Miss Cassie Davies as an experiment in using television for teaching a language.

This was the first time, anywhere, that a TV company had made this particular use of its resources. Many different modern teaching techniques were used during this series by Miss Davies, who was formerly H.M. Inspector of Schools. A further series is in course of preparation.

Miss Cassie Davies says:

“The aim of this first series was to give non-Welsh speaking people some knowledge of the language, to help those who have a little knowledge to brush up their vocabulary and to help maintain the interest of those who speak the language fluently.”

For the Youth of Wales

Many of the Welsh programmes series have been designed specially for the younger generation by the TWW Welsh Department.

A well illustrated series on careers, Dewis Gyrfa, open to school leavers of all ages, was conducted by Mr. Jenkin Jones and featured acknowledged experts in many fields.

Colegau Cerdd has currently featured Welsh students at present studying in music colleges. Many other programmes compered by Hywel D. Roberts have been popular, especially the inter-county quiz Am y Gorau. The series Ar Brawf awarded prizes to those students who passed a cross examination designed to test personality.

As the young electronic medium of communication, independent television looks to the future.

Problems and opinions in Wales to-day

There is no more immediate way of communicating information and opinion than by television, and TWW have become well known for the vigour and style of their informative programmes. Among the Welsh series presented have been Pawb â’i Farn when each week three prominent Welshmen, under the chairmanship of John Eilian, discussed topics of special interest. In another series, Gŵr Gwadd, a panel of three women interviewed each week a leading figure in Welsh life.

Mr. Raymond Edwards is another fluent and assured chairman of TWW programmes.

The Royal National Eisteddfod 1960

A special series of Friday programmes, Tua’r Ŵyl, has prepared the way for the TWW coverage of the i960 Royal National Eisteddfod being held in Cardiff. During the week of the Eisteddfod, the new £100,000 TWW ‘studio on wheels’ will be near to the main pavilion recording the highlights of the events each day and servicing the TWW marquee studio.

Special evening programmes will also be seen on the Monday, Wednesday and Friday of Eisteddfod Week as well as broadcasts around the visit of H.M. The Queen.

To the millions served by independent television, TWW will present an unrivalled coverage of this important week in the life of Wales.

What the papers say

“Careful film editing … by Dave Powell meant that the viewer at home had all the enjoyment of the Eisteddfod.”

Y Cymro

 

“I must pay tribute to the high standard they (Pawb â’i Farn) set for such a long period.”

Gwilym Roberts, Liverpool Daily Post

 

“The Land of Song series have set a new standard in television musicals.”

Liverpool Daily Post

 

Land of Song becomes more and more polished without losing any of its charm.”

John Whitehead, Bristol Evening World

 

Amser Te (TWW) maintains undiminished its popularity with a wide audience.”

Perspex, Caernarvon Of Denbighshire Herald

 

“Smoothness and charm of production one has almost come to take for granted from Pontcanna.”

Holyhead Mail

 

“Of the two channel offerings, I am a little more impressed by that of TWW.”

Western Mail
(on St. David’s Day programmes)

TWW Welsh programmes – Autumn 1960

TUESDAYS
AMSER TE
Compere Myfanwy Howell
Now in its 3rd year

WEDNESDAYS (commencing 31st August.)
HER YR IFANC
Young people challenge the institutions

THURSDAYS (commencing 1st September)
PWY FASE’N MEDDWL?
A new quiz
Something out of the ordinary

FRIDAYS (commencing 2nd September)
LLAIS Y LLENOR
Literary discussion

Published by TWW Publicity Department