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Siadwel Returns for a third time...

Long before he invented much-loved Barry Welsh and Hugh Pugh, Sparkes started off in television in the ‘80s as one of the team behind BBC sketch show Naked Video.

Appearing alongside a cast that included Rab C Nesbitt stars Gregor Fisher and Elaine C Smith, as well as Welsh actress Helen Lederer, Sparkes’ creation was a perpetually befuddled geek with an ever-present sniff, resplendent in anorak and National Health Service specs whose weekly monologue – inevitably a bewildered take on coping with the vagaries of everyday life – was a highlight of the show.

Siadwell is returning to the BBC, thanks to Radio Wales, who have commissioned a third series which will be recording at the BBC Club in Cardiff this month in July. Get your tickets for a recording of the third series of Siadwel for BBC Wales

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The random and very unofficial thoughts from Wales' favourite lost cause

SiadwelSiadwel Returned for a second time

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

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)

 



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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