Factual

Factual programmes on S4C

  • Arfordir Cymru: Llyn

    A journey along the coastline of Pen Llyn to explore villages and interesting locations.

    • Porth Meudwy-Abersoch - Tuesday 30 August at 23:00
    • Porth Meudwy-Abersoch - Saturday 03 September at 10:30
  • Bad Achub Porthdinllaen

    Following the RNLI Porthdinllaen lifeboat crew.

    • Episode 4 ( Audio description ) - Saturday 03 September at 10:00
  • Cadair Dic Nol I'r Gaiman

  • Calon

    Short film portraying a tattoo artist.

    • Dyn y Tatw - Friday 02 September at 20:55
  • Calon

    A series of short films portraying market day in various locations across Wales.

  • Cartrefi Cefn Gwlad Cymru

    Homes and architecture in the Welsh countryside.

    • Tai Eryri - Saturday 27 August at 16:00
    • Y Ty Hir - Saturday 03 September at 15:55
  • Cefn Gwlad

    Dai Jones, Llanilar visits various farms, places and rural events in Wales.

  • China

    Over the past twenty years China has developed from one of the earth's poorest nations to one with a burgeoning economy, growing faster than any other country in the world.

  • Creu Cymru Fodern

    Huw Edwards charts the changes which have created Wales over the last 250 years.

    • Gwlad? Gwlad! - Monday 29 August at 15:00
  • Cymry Rhyfel Cartre Sbaen

  • Dal Ati

    Programme to help intermediate and higher level learners improve their Welsh.

    • Episode 3 - Sunday 04 September at 11:15
    • Episode 19 - Sunday 04 September at 12:15
  • Dal y Pwysau

  • Darn Bach o Hanes

    Locations. Artefacts. People. These are the three cornerstones of this series looking at fascinating stories which shed light on Wales's past.

    • Episode 4 - Saturday 03 September at 13:00
  • Darwin, Y Cymro a'r Cynllwyn

    A detective story that will show how Charles Darwin lied and cheated in order to be recognised as the discoverer of the Theory of Evolution. New research from the Cambridge archives and long forgotten shipping schedules for the Royal Mail now indicate that Darwin lied about the dates on which he received letters from a young beetle collector, Alfred Russel Wallace. We show how Darwin used the content of those letters to amend his notes at a time when he was struggling to find his own answer to the theory of evolution. Over 100 years after Wallace's death the programme reveals how Darwin's friends conspired to deny Wallace his rightful place as the first man to discover the Theory of Evolution.

    • - Sunday 28 August at 09:00
  • Dawn2Iaith

  • Delme Thomas: Brenin y Strade

    It is over forty years since Delme Thomas starred on the rugby field, and was immortalised in the historic triumph at Stradey Park against the All Blacks. In this programme we celebrate his life and iconic career. First shown in 2012.

    • - Wednesday 31 August at 22:00
    • - Saturday 03 September at 11:30
  • Dic Jones

  • Dudley ar Daith

    Dudley Newbery cooks on location around Wales.

    • Ceredigion ( Audio description ) - Thursday 01 September at 18:30
  • Ffermio

    Countryside and farming magazine.

    • Episode 27 - Monday 29 August at 21:30
    • Episode 27 - Friday 02 September at 13:30
    • Episode 27 - Saturday 03 September at 12:30
    • Episode 28 - Monday 05 September at 21:30
  • Ffermio

    Country and farming magazine including features on all aspects of agriculture and rural life.

  • Gohebwyr: Geraint Talfan Davies

  • Gohebwyr: John Stevenson- Pwy Lladdodd Ian Parry?

    The former BBC Wales political correspondent, John Stevenson, travels to Romania on the trail of a story from the past which still raises questions today. In December 1989, at the height of the bloody revolution in Romania, a young photographer from Prestatyn, Ian Parry, was killed. He was in the country to take photographs for the Sunday Times and was on his way home when he was killed in a plane crash. But questions have been raised as to whether the event was actually an accident or whether it was a deliberate attempt by the authorities to prevent information about the revolution hitting the headlines around the world. Twenty five years on, John Stevenson travels back to Romania's dark past, to the site of the accident and questions some of the main figures in Romania's recent history.

    • - Sunday 04 September at 20:00
  • - Gohebwyr: Jon Gower

    Reporter and author Jon Gower goes on the trail of a remarkable Welshman who is hailed a hero in South Korea, but is largely unknown in Wales. Robert Jermain Thomas from Llanover was the first Protestant missionary to visit Korea in the 1860s. As Jon discovers, his influence is still felt in the country today.

    • - Sunday 28 August at 20:00
  • Gwawr Edwards yn Ohio

  • Gwlad Moc

    A series celebrating Moc Morgan's contribution to broadcasting and rural life in Wales.

    • Episode 3 ( Audio description ) - Monday 29 August at 22:00
  • Gwyl y Geni: Tsieina

    In this colourful and revealing series, Lowri Morgan joins people across the world celebrating great festivals of Birth, Marriage and Death.

    • Gwyl y Geni: Tsieina - Monday 05 September at 15:00
    • Gwyl y Meirw: Mecsico - Sunday 04 September at 17:20
    • Gwyl y Priodi: Moroco - Sunday 28 August at 17:20
  • Gwyl y Geni: Tsieina

    In this colourful and revealing series, Lowri Morgan joins people across the world celebrating great festivals of Birth, Marriage and Death.

  • Her yr Hinsawdd

    Professor Siwan Davies leaves her laboratory in Swansea University, where she is a scientist researching historic climate change, to visit Greenland to see what is happening in the current climate change. 5-part series.

  • Hywel Teifi

  • Iolo ac Indiaid America

    Naturalist Iolo Williams travels across Northern America and Canada to live side by side with members of its native communities. He immerses himself in the lives of six different communities to learn more about their history, spiritual beliefs, and language while finding out how they live today in the modern world.

    • Lakota ( Audio description ) - Saturday 27 August at 15:00
    • Y Blackfoot ( Audio description ) - Saturday 03 September at 15:00
  • Jerwsalem: Tir Sanctaidd

    Jason Mohammad explores the history of the Temple Mount, Jerusalem - one of the most sacred places on earth.

    • Episode 3 - Saturday 27 August at 14:30
    • Episode 4 - Saturday 03 September at 14:30
  • O'r Galon: Cariad Sy'n Curo

  • O'r Galon: Golwg Newydd

    Simon Cavendish lives in Cardigan and has been blind since the age of four. He was born in communist Poland during the 1950s where he lived until he discovered the Welsh language and upped sticks to Lampeter and created a new identity for himself. There, he changed his name, gained a degree in Welsh and now makes a living by adapting Welsh books to Braille. He is a professional masseuse and lectures county councils regarding the Disability Statute of 1995. His story opens the door on the world of the blind and provides compelling viewing.

    • - Sunday 04 September at 13:15
  • O'r Galon: Teulu

    Six-part documentary series looking at the notion of 'Family' in modern Wales.

    • Trystan ( Audio description ) - Thursday 01 September at 19:30
  • O'r Galon: Tu ol i'r Graith

  • Pen Llŷn Harri Parri

    A chance to discover the peninsula of Pen Llyn with author and minister Harri Parri as he travels around his childhood home.

    • Llyn a Chrefydd ( Audio description ) - Saturday 03 September at 14:00
  • Perthyn

    Series placing family stories under the microscope.

    • Olive Corner ( Audio description ) - Saturday 03 September at 11:00
  • Pethe

    A round up of the arts in Wales.

  • Pethe - Twm Morys a'r Fenni

  • Pobol: Chris Needs

  • Stori Allison

  • Straeon o'r Strade

    A special programme celebrating the history of Stradey Park Llanelli. The programme features Phil Bennett, Delme Thomas, Derek Quinnell, JJ Williams, Roy Bergiers and many more.

    • - Saturday 27 August at 21:30
  • Straeon Tafarn

    Dewi 'Pws' Morris visits pubs around Wales to meet the locals and learn some local history.

    • Y Queens, Abertawe - Saturday 03 September at 22:40
    • Y Sloop, Porthgain - Saturday 27 August at 22:30
  • Taith Fawr y Dyn Bach

    James Lusted is three feet, 7 inches tall and was born with Diastrophic Dysplasia. In this series, he travels around Wales to meet people with various disabilities who live life to the full.

  • Trysor Coll Y Royal Charter

    Tracing the treasures of the Royal Charter, shipwrecked off the coast of Anglesey in 1859.

  • Wrecsam 'di Wrexham

    A look at life in Wrexham including the Saith Seren pub, the brewery and the football club.

  • Y Babell Len 2015

    Highlights of events at the Literary Pavilion at the 2015 National Eisteddfod.

  • Y Cosmos

    Join us on a journey into the cosmos as we attempt to find out how the universe works.

    • Y Blaned Iau - Sunday 28 August at 14:00
    • Y Blaned Iau - Wednesday 31 August at 15:00
    • Y Blaned Sadwrn - Sunday 04 September at 13:45
  • Y Goeden Faled

    Cerys Matthews traces the history of 12 of Wales' most popular folk songs in this six-part series.

    • Episode 4 ( Audio description ) - Friday 02 September at 22:30
  • Y Tywydd

    Weather forecast.

    • Episode 706 - Saturday 27 August at 19:28
    • Episode 707 - Sunday 28 August at 00:03
    • Episode 708 - Sunday 28 August at 12:28
    • Episode 709 - Sunday 28 August at 18:58
    • Episode 710 - Sunday 28 August at 23:33
    • Episode 711 - Monday 29 August at 13:03
    • Episode 712 - Monday 29 August at 14:58
    • Episode 713 - Monday 29 August at 18:28
    • Episode 714 - Monday 29 August at 21:58
    • Episode 715 - Monday 29 August at 22:28
    • Episode 716 - Monday 29 August at 23:33
    • Episode 717 - Tuesday 30 August at 13:03
    • Episode 718 - Tuesday 30 August at 14:58
    • Episode 719 - Tuesday 30 August at 18:28
    • Episode 720 - Tuesday 30 August at 21:28
    • Episode 721 - Tuesday 30 August at 22:58
    • Episode 722 - Tuesday 30 August at 23:33
    • Episode 723 - Wednesday 31 August at 13:03
    • Episode 724 - Wednesday 31 August at 14:58
    • Episode 725 - Wednesday 31 August at 18:28
    • Episode 726 - Wednesday 31 August at 21:28
    • Episode 727 - Wednesday 31 August at 22:58
    • Episode 728 - Wednesday 31 August at 23:33
    • Episode 729 - Thursday 01 September at 13:03
    • Episode 730 - Thursday 01 September at 14:58
    • Episode 731 - Thursday 01 September at 18:28
    • Episode 732 - Thursday 01 September at 21:28
    • Episode 733 - Thursday 01 September at 22:58
    • Episode 734 - Friday 02 September at 00:03
    • Episode 735 - Friday 02 September at 13:03
    • Episode 736 - Friday 02 September at 14:58
    • Episode 737 - Friday 02 September at 18:28
    • Episode 738 - Friday 02 September at 21:28
    • Episode 739 - Friday 02 September at 22:58
    • Episode 740 - Saturday 03 September at 00:03
    • Episode 741 - Saturday 03 September at 12:58
    • Episode 742 - Saturday 03 September at 16:58
    • Episode 743 - Sunday 04 September at 00:13
    • Episode 744 - Sunday 04 September at 13:13
    • Episode 745 - Sunday 04 September at 18:58
    • Episode 746 - Sunday 04 September at 23:33
    • Episode 747 - Monday 05 September at 13:03
    • Episode 748 - Monday 05 September at 14:58
    • Episode 749 - Monday 05 September at 18:28
    • Episode 750 - Monday 05 September at 21:28
    • Episode 751 - Monday 05 September at 21:58
    • Episode 752 - Monday 05 September at 23:43
  • Yr Anialwch

    Series exploring life in some of the world's great deserts.

    • Ffion Dafis: Anialwch Gobi - Monday 29 August at 22:30
    • Ffion Dafis: Anialwch Gobi - Tuesday 30 August at 15:00
  • Yr Hardys: Un Dydd ar y Tro

    Another chance to see one of successful programmes at the BAFTA Cymru 2014 awards ceremony. This powerful documentary won the accolade for Best Single Documentary and in it we follow the presenter Geraint Hardy, his father John Hardy and the family as they explore openly for the first time the huge impact of his mother's alcoholism on the family. Carol Hardy has been sober now for fifteen years but the family talk honestly about the dark period in their lives. Geraint will meet medical experts and also re-visit his old school, Llanhari, in his quest to eradicate the stigma surrounding alcoholism.

    • - Sunday 04 September at 22:00