Gareth Gwynn Declares Independence From Wales. Gareth Gwynn.

Gareth Gwynn Declares Independence From Wales

BBC Radio Wales comedy about declaring a town independent. 2 episodes (1 series) in 2020. Stars Gareth Gwynn, Roger Awan-Scully, Tomas Čepaitis, Carwyn Jones and others.

Gareth Gwynn Declares Independence From Wales. Gareth Gwynn.

Gareth Gwynn Declares Independence From Wales

Satirist Gareth Gwynn tries to persuade Brecon to declare independence, not just from the UK, but Wales too

Genre
Comedy
Broadcast
2020
Channel
BBC Radio Wales
Episodes
2   (1 series)
Starring
Gareth Gwynn, Roger Awan-Scully, Tomas Čepaitis, Carwyn Jones, Michael Walsh and David Leo Skinner
Writer
Gareth Gwynn
Producer
Rosemary Baker

Comedy writer Gareth Gwynn wants to talk about Independence. For the past ten years, it's been the word on everyone's lips. From Scotland leaving the UK, to the UK leaving the EU, to Zayn Malik leaving One Direction, wherever he's looked he feels like there's been someone arguing for their independence - often successfully. Now, he himself wants a slice of that action.

In this satirical two-part adventure, Gareth sets out to see if he can persuade the town of Brecon - where he lived when he was a teenager - to declare independence, not just from the UK, but from Wales itself. With political scientists, pollsters, strategists and top-tier statesmen as his guides, he embarks on an odyssey to discover what really defines an independent state, and what it takes to become one.

On reading - in a UN treaty from 1933 - that states can be defined by four key characteristics (a population, a territory, a government, and the ability to enter into negotiations with other states), Gareth's heart leaps. If he can somehow prove that Brecon meets these criteria, that's a strong first step, right?

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 10th December 2020 on BBC Radio Wales at 6:30pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 17th December 2020 on BBC Radio Wales at 6:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Sunday 20th December 2020 at 6:00pm