The very random thoughts from Wales' favourite lost cause: Siadwel

John Sparkes as Siadwel

Siadwel Returns for a second time

A NEW SERIES of Siadwel

John Sparkes’ much loved comedy character Siadwel has returned to the BBC for the second time in 25 years.

The new 4 part series goes out on BBC Radio Wales starting Friday 10th July at 6.30pm.

In this new series Siadwel has a chat with the Reverend Harry Looyah and reminisces about Dim Ysmigi, the man who invented the ‘No Smoking’ sign.

He also pays tribute to Dai Horribly, the health and safety expert, who invented the Fire Exit and his gilrfriend Gravel poses naked for the ‘Western Male’ (not the newspaper, but the mens magazine for Haverford West)

Listen to sneak preview clips at

If you missed it or can’t get BBC Radio Wales there are two ways to catch up.

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Series 2 Episode 1
Friday 17th July 6:30pm BBC Radio Wales -
Siadwel meets the president of the Welsh Hippopotamus Society, and his girlfrend Gravel poses for the Western Male.

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Series 2 Episode 1: Tradition and Going Away
Friday 10th July 6:30pm BBC Radio Wales -
Siadwel, finds out why the Welsh love tradition.

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Series 1 Episode 2

Friday 26th June 6:30 BBC Radio Wales -
Siadwel, finds out why there are dead flies in the undertaker's window, plus Nan makes soup out of the previous year's Christmas decorations.

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Series 1 Episode 1
Friday 20th June 6:30 BBC Radio Wales -
Repeat broadcast of when Siadwel met school bully Gary Price and was adopted by a family of monkeys

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Siadwel says....

"What’s the difference between an Abba tour and an abattoir? With one you come out signing your favourite tunes and with the other you don’t"

"Most of the time when I was at school I learned absolutely nothing, and I can still remember most of it"

"My girlfriend Gravel says she enjoys sex more whilst on holiday. Well I can tell you now, that was a really awkward postcard to receive".

When Barry Welsh was Coming

Barry WelshBarry Welsh (John Sparkes) once had his own show in Wales on HTV Wales. Here you can re-live the series here as Barry introduces many of his old friends including; Hugh Pugh, Mf Ffff, Geraint Pillock the coracle man who’s always up for a challenge and the Animal Rescue Squad – ARS for short.

The mechanic at my local garage died yesterday. His service has been booked in for next week

Have YOU had to walk 500 miles? Were you advised to walk 500 more? You could be entitled to compensation. Call the Pro Claimers NOW!

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. However if you sponsor them for just £3 a month we will dig a well in their village

St Georges Day, when we celebrate quality clothing from ASDA


LookOut Wales with Hugh Pugh

Hugh PughHugh Pugh is a reporter in Fishguard in West Wales, and his reports are constantly in black and white (though he has briefly appeared in colour). It is explained that Fishguard itself is in black and white because it is behind the rest of Wales.

Weather forecasters are warning of freezing wind and rain in Wales this Bank Holiday weekend; or summer as it is known in Fishguard

It is with great sadness that we announce that Fishguard resident and star of S4C Dai Laffin is still very much alive

Fishguard Toilet Museum opens this weekend in Fishguard. Unsure of where it is? Then just follow the brown signs on the road

Tonight the clocks go forward in Fishguard - Tomorrow it will be 1959

Mainly because it was a challenge

GeraintMainly because it's a challenge, a challenge for me, it's a challenge for the coracle, and because it has been done before

MrFfff, the oldest man in Wales

Unofficially he’s the oldest and most disgusting OAP ever. Actually far more disgusting than we’re allowed to say here


I am just like Hugh Hefner... minus the mansion, the exotic cars, the girls, the magazine and the money. So basically, I have a robe


If I ever end up on life support in hospital: Unplug me, then plug me back in, see if that works


I've been diagnosed with severe untreatable flatulence and the worst part of it is that I'm not going to be able suffer in silence

Animal Rescue Squad: Helping animals in distress like it or not

ArsThe Animal Rescue Squad are helping animals in distress whether they like it or not. They receive no funding or encouragement

Dave, Dave and Dave are in the field at the end of Oak Lane investigating ‘Who let the dogs out? Who?’

Dave and Dave are on their way to the field at the end of Oak Lane to re-home a dormouse who has been evicted for non-payment of council tax

Dave, Dave and Dave have a difficult situation today; they are dealing with a stick insect that has anorexia

Dave, Dave and Dave are dealing with a tricky problem as a snail has agoraphobia and will not come out of its shell

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