My work with radio goes back to my undergraduate days in the early Eighties. That with television dates from the early Nineties onwards (apart from a fleeting ‘run on’ part as a toddler in the Sixties) and my internet appearances date to the present decade.

My direct contact with television and radio has been almost exclusively in Wales.



Behind the Scenes Contributions to Television


2014-15                                Specialist researcher / consultant for ‘Visions of the Valleys’ BBC Cymru-Wales television series (broadcast in 2015 on BBC 1 Wales and BBC 4)


2010-11                                Researcher / consultant for ‘Framing Wales – art in the 20th century’ BBC Cymru-Wales television series (broadcast in 2011 on BBC 1 Wales)

Ceri Thomas with 'Framing Wales' presenter Kim Howells
Ceri Thomas with ‘Framing Wales’ presenter Kim Howells, 2010






1999-2000                            Researcher / consultant for ‘Painting the Dragon’ BBC Wales television series (broadcast in 2000)


1995                                       ‘Ingrid Surgenor’ (feature programme including a painting by Ceri Thomas of the piano accompanist) HTV Wales



Selected Television and Radio Appearances


2014, 2015                           ‘BBC Wales Today’, BBC One Cymru-Wales


2011                                       ‘Framing Wales – art in the 20th century’, BBC Two Cymru-Wales

Ceri Thomas with a painting by Ernest Zobole and 'Framing Wales' presenter Kim Howells
Ceri Thomas with a painting by Ernest Zobole and ‘Framing Wales’ presenter Kim Howells






2009                                       ‘Arts and Entertainment Review of the Year’, BBC Two Cymru-Wales


2009                                       ‘The Art Show’, ITV1 Wales


2008, 2009, 2011, 2014   ‘The Radio Wales Arts Show’, BBC Radio Wales

Ceri Thomas and Betty Rae Watkins with interviewer Nicola Heywood Thomas, Ystradgynlais 2011
Ceri Thomas and Betty Rae Watkins with interviewer Nicola Heywood Thomas, Ystradgynlais 2011









2006                                      ‘Composer of the Week: Grace Williams’, BBC Radio Three


2004                                       ‘On Show’, BBC One Wales / BBC 2W


2001                                       ‘High Performance’, HTV Wales


2001                                      ‘Lisa Matthews’, BBC Radio Wales


1999                                      ‘Robert Thomas: Shapes in Clay’, The Slate, BBC One Wales


1998                                      ‘Heno’, Agenda / S4C Wales


1992                                       ‘BBC Breakfast TV’, BBC One; ‘Wales Today’, BBC One Wales; ‘The Final Hurdle’, BBC One Wales


1992                                       ‘Primetime’, HTV Wales


1991                                       ‘First Hand’, BBC Radio Wales


1981, 1985                           [Brian Hoey], BBC Radio Wales



Internet Appearances


2015                                       iTunesU and YouTube:  video of ‘Ronald Lawrence in conversation with Ceri Thomas’, a gallery talk (related to the exhibition ‘Ronald Lawrence: a retrospective’) given in Oriel y Bont, University of South Wales, 2013, and launched in August 2015 to mark the artist’s 86th birthday

Ron Lawrence with his painting 'Adam and Eve' and two University of South Wales art students, Oriel y Bont, 2013
Ronald Lawrence with his painting ‘Adam and Eve’ (1979) and two University of South Wales art students, Oriel y Bont, 2013









2015                                       SoundCloud: audio recordings titled ‘Glynn Vivian On Air: Views from the Collection’ – my three Glynn Vivian Art Gallery illustrated talks (covering the visual culture of south Wales from 1910 to the present day and exclusively drawing upon works in the gallery’s collection).  Extracts from the first and second talks and a full recording of the third one – all given to live audiences on 21 January, 6 March and 17 April 2014, Swansea


2014                                       Tate and YouTube:  video short ‘Animating the Archives: Josef Herman, Sketches of Wales’ recorded for the Tate, London


2013                                       iTunesU:  video of ‘Pop Go the Valleys’, a gallery talk (related to the museum’s exhibition ‘Pop and Abstract’) given at Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales, Cardiff


2012                                       YouTube:  video of ‘The Attic Gallery at 50’, a gallery talk (related to an exhibition and publication covering the period 1962 to 2012) given at the Attic Gallery, Swansea


2011                                       Podcast: audio of ‘Ken Elias talks to Ceri Thomas’, Thin Partitions, recorded at the Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye


2011                                       Podcast: audio of ‘Ceri Thomas in conversation with Dafydd Prys ap Morus’, a Planet: The Welsh Internationalist ‘Leafing Through’ production, recorded at Chapter, Cardiff


2010                                       YouTube:  video of ‘Placing Portraits – Ceri Thomas’, an extract showing the first part of my illustrated lecture given at the Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru-National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth


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