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WALES is part of the United Kingdom.

BBC Cymru / BBC Wales ident (1974-81)

Prior to 1964, Wales was a broadcast region of the BBC, and as such, it received transmissions by relay from London. But from April 1964 with the launch of BBC2, BBC Wales (aka BBC Cymru) was treated as a separate third channel, but which continued to carry almost all BBC1 programmes.

However, from time to time the BBC Wales altered its TV schedules to make way for alternative programming. As a result, Doctor Who was sometimes shifted to a different timeslot, delayed by a few days, or dropped entirely:

BBC Wales Idents and logos

Peter Cushing and the Daleks

S4C is a Welsh-language station, also broadcasting programmes in English (often but not always with subtitles). Much of the un-dubbed/un-subbed English-only content was the simultaneous or deferred transmission of programmes from the UK station Channel 4. When C4 aired the two Peter Cushing Dalek movies in widescreen several times between 1994 and 1999, they were seen on S4C on a deferred basis two weeks later.

Wales in Doctor Who

The following stories were either filmed and/or set in Wales:

Some of the Welsh-born actors / crew who have worked on the series are:



Other contributors

  • Target book cover artist Jeff Cummins was born in Wales

Other references:

  • The Inspector at the Liverpool police station asks the Doctor if he is Welsh (The Daleks' Master Plan)
  • Trask uses the phrase "bold as a Welsh pirate" in The Highlanders
  • Euro Sea Gas supplied gas to the whole of Wales (Fury from the Deep)
  • The metal from the guerilla's weapon was mined from North Wales (Day of the Daleks)
  • Vivien Fay mentions the stone circle called the Gorsedd of Bryn Gwyddon in Wales. Emilia Rumford can read Old Welsh; she also mentions Cardiff (The Stones of Blood)