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1 Week/Wythnos 12 March/Mawrth 17-23, 2012 Pages/Tudalennau: 2 Six Nations: Wales v France 3 Upstairs Downstairs 4 The Story of Wales 5 Swansea: Living on the Streets 6 BBC National Orchestra of Wales 7 Pawb a i Farn 8 Scrum V Live: Leinster v Ospreys 9 Pobol y Cwm Places of interest/llefydd o ddiddordeb: Aberystwyth 6 Bangor 6 Caerleon 3 Cardiff 2 Pwllheli 7 Swansea 5 Ton-pentre 4 Follow us on Twitter to keep up with all the latest news from BBC Cymru Wales Pictures are available at ar gael yn NOTE TO EDITORS: All details correct at time of going to press, but programmes are liable to change. Please check with BBC Cymru Wales Communications before publishing. NODYN I OLYGYDDION: Mae r manylion hyn yn gywir wrth fynd i r wasg, ond mae rhaglenni yn gallu newid. Cyn cyhoeddi gwybodaeth, cysylltwch â r Adran Gyfathrebu.

2 RUGBY UNION: SIX NATIONS - WALES V FRANCE Saturday, March 17, BBC One Wales, 2pm Wales host France for their final match of the 2012 Six Nations tournament at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff - the first time the teams have met since their Rugby World Cup semi-final last autumn. John Inverdale presents live coverage on BBC One Wales in Rugby Union: Six Nations - Wales v France from 2pm. Shane Williams, Jeremy Guscott and Thomas Castaignede join John in the studio with expert analysis on the game and commentary from Eddie Butler and Jonathan Davies. BBC Cymru Wales is also supplying live coverage to S4C in Rygbi Rhyngwladol introduced by Gareth Roberts with guests Gareth Edwards and Dafydd Jones. Commentary is from Huw Llywelyn Davies and Gwyn Jones and analysis is from Brynmor Williams, with Dot Davies reporting from pitch-side and interviewing some well-known faces as they arrive at the ground. Nigel Partridge

3 UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS Sunday, March 18, BBC One Wales, 9pm When Mr Pritchard receives an invitation to act as servants representative for the up and coming Servants Ball, he meets fellow representative Miss Whisset and a surprising courtship ensues. As the friendship deepens an engagement seems imminent Upstairs, the cracks in the Hollands marriage deepen and Lady Agnes decides to take some time away from 165 Eaton Place. His wife s absence throws Sir Hallam into turmoil and he becomes increasingly reckless, unaware that his misdemeanours are becoming more and more evident to those around him. But when Sir Hallam is confronted with the reality of his behaviour he begins to question whether his actions have had more sinister consequences. Part of the episode was filmed at St Cadoc s Hospital in Caerleon. Jenny Walford

4 THE STORY OF WALES: A NEW BEGINNING Monday, March 19, BBC One Wales, 9pm bbc.co.uk/storyofwales Despite being written off as ignorant peasants and sinners who use a useless language in the notorious 1847 Blue Books reports, the Welsh are about to become world beaters as King Coal makes its presence felt, Huw Edwards reveals in The Story of Wales. Tests reveal Welsh coal burns brightest and longest - and the race is on to discover new sources of it. The almost biblical tale of workers toiling for David Davies for no wages till on the seventh day they strike a massive seam at Ton Pentre sets the scene for a huge migration to the valleys as coal owners sink shafts and a massive workforce follows. In north Wales, slate is having the same effect, with new wealth transforming towns with piers and grand buildings. But appalling working conditions and low wages for the workers mean civil unrest is never far from the surface. A manifesto, The Miners Next Step, is published, calling for a seven hour day and a minimum wage. Most families remain in desperate poverty, and when the coal price collapses and pits are closed the mass migration reverses with 250,000 people moving out of Wales in the 1930s. Jenny Walford

5 SWANSEA: LIVING ON THE STREETS Monday, March 19, BBC One Wales, 10.35pm The final episode of this hard-hitting documentary series on homelessness in Wales reveals what Christmas is like for those for whom the season of goodwill is anything but, living on Swansea s streets. Stevie battles to get off drugs with nowhere to go over Christmas, there s no room at the inn for those competing for Swansea s one and only emergency bed and, with no crib for a bed, Paul wakes up on Christmas Day under a disused railway. Jenny Walford

6 BBC NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF WALES Thursday, March 22, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, 7.30pm Friday, March 23, Prichard Jones Hall, Bangor, 7.30pm bbc.co.uk/now Violinist Vilde Frang joins the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in March for their Spring tour, which starts with visits to Aberystwyth and Bangor. The 25-year-old Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang last visited the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in 2010, performing Sibelius s Violin Concerto with conductor Thomas Søndergård. For this tour she will be performing Tchaikovsky s Violin Concerto in Aberystwyth and Bruch s Violin Concerto No 1 in Bangor. The Orchestra, conducted by Jac van Steen, will be taking two programmes of music with them on tour. In Aberystwyth, the audiences will be treated to two short symphonies - Prokofiev s Symphony No 1, Classical, and Haydn s Symphony No 104, London. In Bangor, the Orchestra will be performing Tchaikovsky s dramatic Hamlet, alongside Dvořák s Symphony No 7. Tickets for Aberystwyth Arts Centre are (discounts available) and can be booked by calling or by visiting Tickets for Prichard Jones Hall, Bangor are (discounts available) and can be booked through the BBC National Orchestra of Wales Audience Line on , or online at David Hopkins

7 PAWB A I FARN Dydd Iau, Mawrth 22, BBC Cymru ar S4C, 8.25pm Thursday, March 22, BBC Cymru Wales on S4C, 8.25pm Daw r rhaglen olaf o r gyfres bresennol o Pawb a i Farn o Bwllheli. Dewi Llwyd sydd wrth y llyw yn rhoi cyfle i banel o bedwar ffigwr cyhoeddus a chynulleidfa fyw geisio a lleisio barn. Ar y panel o Ganolfan Hamdden Dwyfor bydd Alun Ffred Jones AC ar ran Plaid Cymru, y cerddor a cholofnydd Rhys Mwyn, Bethan Jones Parry a Maer Pwllheli, Mike Parry. The last in the current series of Pawb a i Farn, BBC Cymru Wales Welsh language debate programme, comes from Pwllheli. Presented by Dewi Llwyd, the programme gives the public the chance to voice their opinions and put questions to a panel of well known faces. On the panel from Dwyfor Leisure Centre are Alun Ffred Jones AM, musician and columnist Rhys Mwyn, Bethan Jones Parry and the Mayor of Pwllheli, Mike Parry. Mari Williams

8 SCRUM V LIVE: LEINSTER V OSPREYS Friday, March 23, BBC Two Wales, 7pm With the Six Nations over for another year, attention turns to the domestic competition. Three Welsh regions remain in the race for a place in the Pro 12 play-offs and tonight 2010 league champions, Ospreys are in Dublin to face Leinster - European Cup holders and 2011 Pro 12 finalists. Ross Harries presents live coverage in Scrum V Live: Leinster v Ospreys on BBC Two Wales from 7pm. Ross is joined in the studio by the Wales legend Martyn Williams. Commentary is from Gareth Charles with Phil Steele pitch-side. Viewers can press the Red Button while the game is in play for the Scrum V Red Zone for extra commentaries, including Welsh and Rick O Shea. Directly following the game, Jason Mohammad returns with all the action, news, reaction and reviews from the best of Welsh sport in Sport Wales from 9pm. Nigel Partridge

9 POBOL Y CWM Llun-Gwener, Mawrth 19-23, BBC Cymru ar S4C, 8pm Monday-Friday, March 19-23, BBC Wales on S4C, 8pm bbc.co.uk/pobolycwm Mae peryg y gall gweithredoedd diweddar Eifion fynd o chwith, a hynny ar raddfa enfawr. Mae Sioned yn darganfod mai fe wnaeth ddwyn gwn Denzil er mwyn codi ofn ar Eileen a gwneud iddi werthu r fferm. Wrth i Eileen baratoi i lofnodi i werthu Penrhewl, mae Sioned yn dod o hyd i r gwn ac yn awyddus i dalu r pwyth yn ôl. Mae n amlwg nad yw hi n meddwl yn glir a chyda dryll o fewn gafael, dyn a ŵyr beth all ddigwydd. Gyda i perthynas â Gethin yn llawn problemau, mae Sheryl yn ystyried a ddylai hi gynnau tân ar hen aelwyd gyda Kevin. Ond wrth i Gethin ddychwelyd i r pentref mae n amlwg mai ei eiddo ef yw calon Sheryl. Er i Gethin ofyn am faddeuant, all hi ddim anghofio am ei gelwyddau a chaiff gysur gan aelod arall o r teulu. Caiff Ffion hefyd gysur yn y ffaith ei bod yn llwyddo i oresgyn ei phroblem yfed a bod ganddi dad brwdfrydig i w babi. Ond erbyn diwedd yr wythnos, mae n dechrau gwaedu ac mae pethau yn edrych yn go dywyll iddi unwaith eto. It looks as if Eifion s recent actions are about to blow up in his face. Sioned discovers that it was actually him who stole Denzil s gun in order to scare Eileen into selling him the farm. Just as Eileen is about to sign the deeds of Penrhewl over, Sioned finds the gun and is intent on making Eifion pay. She clearly isn t thinking straight and with a gun lying around, who knows what will happen? Sheryl s feelings are all over the place as she wonders whether she and Kevin should make a go of things again. It becomes apparent that her heart belongs to another when Gethin returns to the village and begs for her forgiveness. But she cannot get over Gethin s lies and she finds comfort in the arms of another member of the family. Things are looking up for Ffion; she s keeping off the alcohol and she has a doting father for her unborn child. But by the end of the week, she begins to bleed and hits the bottle, convinced that she s lost yet another child. Meleri Thomas