The film produced for S4C by TV company Fiction Factory, takes viewers on a 2,000-year odyssey through Europe’s oldest surviving bardic tradition. It takes in everything from Aneirin’s sixth century war reportage to today’s modern poetry slams, along with subtle clues to the secrets of its survival.
Director: Marc Evans
Production Company: Fiction Factory for S4C
Producers: Fizzy Oppe, Ynyr Williams
Cast: Sian Phillips, Ioan Gruffudd, Matthew Rhys and Rhys Ifans are among those reading poems while singer-songwriters Cerys Matthews and John Cale perform their own arrangements of two Welsh melodies
Music: composed by Catatonia’s Owen Powell and Bedwyr Humphries.
Produced by: Maurice Hunter, Ed Thomas
Cinematography: Jimmy Dibling
Edited by: Mike Hopkins
Length: 78 mins 30s
Date: 8th January 2004