Michael Aspel presenting the very first BBC Wales News bulletin in 1957.


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Click for larger image Wales Today
1964
Click for larger image Wales Today - with Brian Hoey.
 
The very first edition of BBC Wales Today was broadcast on 17th September 1962. It was broadcast for 10 minutes, sharing the regional news slot with Points West.
 
This all changed in February 1964 with the creation of a dedicated BBC Wales.



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1974
Click for larger image Wales Today - with John Darren.
 
From 1974 this sound only file comes from the John Darren / David Parry-Jones era of Wales Today. As at the present, Wales Today was presented by just a single presenter.
 
This all changed in February 1964 with the creation of a dedicated BBC Wales.


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1974
Click for larger image Heddiw.
 
The Welsh language news magazine programme produced by BBC Wales until 1982, when Welsh language programmes were transferred to S4C. This sound only file is from 1974.



Sixty Minutes - Wales Today
1983
Wales Today - with Chris Morgan and Noreen Bray.
 
Wales Today from Sixty Minutes. Out went John Darren and David Parry-Jones, in came Chris Morgan and Noreen Bray with the two presenter format.



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1985

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1985
Click for larger image Wales Today - with Noreen Bray and Elfyn Thomas.
 
The first post Sixty Minutes look for Wales Today (they kept the old desk though)! Regular presenters were still Chris Morgan and Noreen Bray.
 
Out of interest the programme was broadcast at 5.35pm and not 6.35pm as in England and Scotland. This was due to the fact that Newyddion on S4C at 7.00pm used the same set .


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Click for larger image BBC Wales News Headlines
1985
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c1986
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1986
Click for larger image Wales Today - with Vincent Kane and Noreen Bray.
 
Introduced in 1986, this set of titles welcomed back Vincent Kane to Wales Today. Every cloud has a silver lining. Not at BBC Wales, for some unexplicable reason the clouds later disappeared!


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Click for larger image Breakfast Time Wales Bulletin
1986
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Click for larger image Breakfast Time Wales Bulletin
1986
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1986
Anghard Mair
1986
Anghard Mair
1986
Alastair Meikle
1986


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1987
Rory Cellan-Jones
1987
Alan Wilkins
1989
Kim Marks
1989


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1986

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Click for larger image Wales Today (Christmas Edition)
1986

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1986
Wales Today Headlines
1986
Wales Today Headlines
1986
Wales Today Headlines
1986


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1986
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1986
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Wales Today Headlines
1987


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1987
Wales Today Headlines
1987
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1987
Wales News Headlines
1987


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1988
Click for larger image Another opening with Vincent Kane and Sara Edwards

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1988
Click for larger image Wales Today - with Vincent Kane and Sara Edwards. The last edition of BBC Wales Today broadcast at 5.35pm on Friday 2nd September 1988. From Monday 5th it would move to 6.35pm, in line with the other BBC Regions.

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1988
Click for larger image Watch Sara inform viewers of the move to 6.35pm of BBC Wales Today, from the BBC Wales continuity suite.


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1988
Click for larger image Wales Today - with Vincent Kane and Sara Edwards.
 
From September 1988, this saw the introduction of the BBC Wales newsroom into the programme, this was later dropped. It also saw the move to 6.35pm.


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1988
a slightly later edition with an opening and close...
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1988

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Click for larger image Wales Today
1989

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Click for larger image BBC Wales News
1989
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Click for larger image BBC Wales on Saturday
1989
Click for larger image Alan Wilkins with the very first Wales on Saturday..
 
right clip - Alan Wilkins reports on the tragic Hillsborough disaster.


BBC Wales on Saturday
1989
Wales on Saturday - with Bob Humphries.
 
1989 and BBC Wales' Saturday teatime sports results service get's a re-name to Wales on Saturday!


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1988 / 1990
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8.9.1988
News Bulletin
1988
News Bulletin
1988
Kevin Owen
1992



Click for larger image BBC Wales Today
1993
Click for larger image Wales Today with - Vincent Kane and Sara Edwards. The new corporate look from BBC Wales introduced on Tuesday 14th April 1993. It also saw the beginning of the Dragon idents.

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1993
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BBC Wales Today Late Bulletin
1993


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1993
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1994
Click for larger image Tim Rogers with Wales Today from 1994

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c1994
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c1994
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28.12.1994
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Click for larger image BBC Wales Today - Bulletin
1995
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1993
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1995
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Click for larger image Wales Today / News West
1996
Click for larger image Wales and the West of England have always had close links in the television world, HTV and of course the BBC broadcast a service for both Wales and the West from the Wenvoe transmitter from 1957 to 1964 when the Mendip transmitter came on line. Occasionally these links still occur, to commemorate the completing of the Second Severn Crossing, a special programme was broadcast to both Wales and the West of England.

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1996
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1997
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Click for larger image Wales Today - Bulletins
1997
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Click for larger image Wales Today - Diana
1997
Click for larger image Wales Today - with Jamie Owen.
 
Introduced in 1995, this heraldic piece of music was written especially for Wales Today by Welsh composer Gareth Glyn and performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.


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1999
An updated set of titles to include the new square blocked BBC logo...
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1999
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1999
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2000
Wales Today - with Jamie Owen. Introduced in October 1999 in line with the other BBC Nations. Wales Today has adopted a logo of it's own featuring a Dragon. Are they the only BBC region to have it's own logo?
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Click for larger image Wales Today (Late Bulletin)
2000
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2000
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2000
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2000
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Click for larger image Wales At Eleven
2000

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2000
Click for larger image Wales Today goes widescreen

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2000

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Wales Today
2001
Wales Today - with Frances Donovan.
 
Right up to date with this Saturday News and Sport Bulletin broadcast on Saturday 5th May 2001. Frances is the usual Saturday presenter.


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2001
The very first 2W News opening and closing sequences, from their launch day on 5th November 2001
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Wales Today at 40
2002
Wales Today at 40.
 
What more can I say but 2002 sees the 40th Anniversary of Wales' premiere news service, BBC Wales Today!


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2002
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Click for larger image Wales Today - Friday 21st January
2005
Wales Today - with Sara Edwards. Saturday 22nd January 2005 saw the Tsunami Relief concert held at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. BBC Wales Today broadcast a special edition from behind the scenes on Friday 21st.
 
Right clip - It's goodbye from them. I wonder what was going through Derek's mind after that comment?!

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2005
BBC Wales - Tsunami Relief Promo.
 
A promo for the very concert!


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2005
Wales Today - with Jamie Owen.
 
Friday 4th March saw the last use of the main set for BBC Wales Today in it's current state. A brand new look beckons on Monday.

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2005
Click for larger image Wales Today Sunday 6th March - with Sue Charles.
 
So what would the new set look like, a sneak peak perhaps on Sunday? No chance, just a look at the old set being dismantled!



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2005
Wales Today - with Jamie Owen.
 
Monday 7th March 2005 saw a new look for BBC Wales Today. Not a radical change, just just a new desk, some new panels and a lick of paint. The titles however are a departure from the old map and place names.

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2005
Coming up..... Glad to see they kept the "window" on Cardiff Bay.
 
Right clip - Sport

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2005
Jamie takes us behind the scenes to see how the new set was put together and then bids us goodbye reminding us of further bulletins this evening.
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Click for larger image Wales Today on 2W
2005
Wales Today - with Jane Case and Frances Donovan.
 
BBC 2W's very own news and sports programme also gets a make over, surprise surprise!

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2007

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Click for larger image Wales Today (Lunchtime)
2008
April 2008, and BBC Wales is given the corporate BBC News look, with a unique remix of the theme for Wales by David Lowe
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2008
The main evening news programme for Wales
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2011
Wales Today gets a new set
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