BBC Wales Announces New Autumn Programming Commissions

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BBC Wales has announced a variety of new television commissions to entertain, educate and inspire over the autumn.

The range of programmes include; Amy Dowden: Crohn’s And Me, first Welsh professional Strictly Come Dancing star Amy Dowden discusses how living with a severely debilitating chronic illness has affected her life and career.

Rhod Gilbert has an issue that he – like many millions of men – doesn’t usually like to talk about. In Rhod Gilbert: Stand Up To Infertility Rhod meets fellow sufferers, discovers why it is such a growing problem and explores what can be done.

Black And Welsh features an extraordinary collection of stories and experiences from actors, comedians, leading business figures to models, influencers and community heroes who share their experience of what it means to be black and Welsh.

The History Makers: Black Miners Of Wales reveals what life was like for black migrants who worked throughout the 19th and 20th centuries in mines across Wales.

Filmed over five years, Five years A woman: A Transgender Story is the remarkable story of one transgender teenager’s transition – from farmer’s son to young woman – and her emergence into adulthood.

Carol Vorderman takes a trip down memory lane in Carol Vorderman: Closer To Home and enjoys an epic exploration of North Wales. Dark Land: Hunting The Killers reinvestigates the country’s most shocking unsolved murders. And finally, the secrets of Wales’s wildlife are revealed for the first time in two Wales: Land Of The Wild specials. Get ready to see our wildlife like never before.

Nick Andrews, Head of Commissioning for BBC Wales, says: “At the start of the year we asked the indie sector to give us a greater range of factual shows than ever before and they delivered. We have here the most eclectic mix of stories told by the very best in the business and our audience are going to love it. More than ever before our shows need to have impact. Our Welsh voices need to be heard – not just here but across the UK – and what we have commissioned for this autumn does just that.”