The brave seventeen travelling back in time to 1525

Seventeen brave individuals will travel back in time to 1525 in a new living history series on S4C, Y Llys. The series follows the success of Y Plas last year, which looked at life in a country mansion, Llanerchaeron, in 1910.

The crew will live, dress, work and relax as people did during Tudor times in Tretower Court near Crickhowell, in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons. We start the journey back in time on Saturday, 1 November with a documentary introducing us to life in the Tudor era.

Viewers can follow the time travellers with regular programmes on S4C during November and December. How will they cope with the very basic living conditions, with no electricity or central heating and no modern technology? How easy will it be for them to step back in time and live the life of a Tudor?

A family from Sarn, Pwllheli will be the noble family who will emulate life in 1525. Michael Griffith and his wife Heather will be the master and the mistress in Tretower, and their four children Helena, 12, Mathew, 10, and twins Esme and Anna, 9, will join them in the Tudor court.

Gwion Thorpe, from Cardiff but originally from Carmarthen steps into the shoes of the organised steward; Dawn Worsley, also from Llŷn Peninsula will be the mistress's maid.

Joining them as members of the workforce, will be Y Llys servants, Geraint Siddal from Newborough, Anglesey and Iwan Morgan from Llanbadarn, Aberystwyth. Iwan's son, Peredur, 12, will also join Y Llys as an apprentice servant.

The gate-keeper will be Dr Glyn Jones from Chepstow, and the kitchen servants will be Morgan Williams from Garndolbenmaen, Rhian Davies from Llansilin, Mared Llywelyn Williams from Morfa Nefyn and Loti Flowers from Crynant near Neath. The clergyman will be Rhidian Jones, originally from Aberaeron but now living in Whitney, Oxford.

S4C has already revealed the name of the cook, Llŷr Serw ap Glyn, who lives in Bethesda, but originally from Padog, by Betws y Coed. Llŷr was chosen after a S4C campaign in the media, searching for a cook for the series.

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