CELTIC MEDIA FESTIVAL
4 - 6 JUNE
The Aberfan disaster shocked the world. Immediately, people were demanding to know how and why it had happened. Within weeks, a tribunal of inquiry began hearing evidence. A cast of actors brings the tribunal to life, and presenter Huw Edwards looks back at the testimony given. Should warnings have been heeded? Who was to blame? The publicly owned National Coal Board and the government managed to add insult to injury as they refused local demands to remove the tips from above the village. Finally they gave in, but not without perpetrating another injustice on Aberfan that took decades to remedy.