Huw Edwards presents this major television history of Wales, showing our country in ways it’s never been seen before.
It’s boom-time as Wales becomes known, the world over, for one particular product—Welsh steam coal, the best you can get. In the space of 50 years, ‘black gold’ builds a new Wales.
The coalfield pulls in hundreds of thousands of migrants with a different language and culture, becoming a bustling modern world of its own. Yet no sooner has Wales found itself at the centre of global trade than the Depression causes an industrial crash with a bitter social fall-out.
The Story of Wales on TV
The Story of Wales will be repeated on Thursday 22 August at 22:35 on BBC One Wales. More information is on the BBC Story of Wales pages.