CELTIC MEDIA FESTIVAL

QUIMPER 2021

They Are Gone But They Are Not Silent

In 1994 BBC Radio Wales commissioned producers Daniel Whistler and Terry Lewis to make a programme to mark the 70th anniversary of the Great War. At that time Ivor Watkins, Bob Owen, Fred Wall and George Richards were some of the last surviving Welsh witnesses to the horror of trench warfare. They talked about their lives before the War, the horror of the Western Front and how the carnage changed them. To mark the centenary of the end of WW1, Welsh poet Paul Henry has written a specially commissioned poem that weaves those veterans' stories together and commemorates their lives.



Title
They Are Gone But They Are Not Silent
Title in English
Entry Category
Radio Documentary
Produced By
Tinderbox Broadcast
Producer
Terry Lewis
Directed By
Terry Lewis
Writer
Paul Henry
Broadcaster
BBC Radio Wales