Press Pack W52: Enjoy the festive season on S4C!

22 December 2022

As another year comes to an end, everybody is looking forward to celebrating Christmas with family and friends.

There is a feast of special programmes on S4C and S4C Clic over the festive season to warm the cockles of the heart and celebrate this special time.

There's something for all the family – here are some of the highlights for our viewers over Christmas …


In a special festive programme, Gwesty Aduniad (Reunion Hotel) welcomes familiar faces for a special Christmas this year.

Opera singer and Go Compare's 'Gio Compario', Wynne Evans, receives a Christmas present to remember as he searches for lost family in Belgium.

The West End star Gillian Elisa wants to thank her hero for his support following a serious accident.

Broadway star Mark Evans reunites with a life-changing special someone after 20 years, and tenor Rhys Meirion brings Ukrainian families together for a special Christmas at the hotel.

Christmas Eve 24 December 9.00pm


The mischievous twins and their magical powers are back for a special episode of Deian a Loli – Deian a Loli ac Ysbryd y Nadolig – on Christmas Eve (at 7.20 in the morning and at 7.00 in the evening).

It's Christmas Eve and when they meet a toy soldier called Arwen, Deian a Loli learn that there is a crisis - the Christmas Spirit has disappeared and without it Christmas will be cancelled!

Arwen must be helped to find the Christmas Spirit right away before Christmas is over forever! Will Deian and Loli manage to help save the festivities?

There will be plenty of seasonal magic in this extended episode of the series that's a hit with all the family.

Christmas Eve 24 December 7.20am and 7.00pm


Shelley Rees celebrates Christmas with some of the best talents from the South Wales Valleys.

There will be a whole host of entertainment by Delwyn Siôn, Bethan McLean, Rhydian Jenkins, Angharad Rhiannon, Côr Bro Taf, Noel James, Only Men Aloud and Calan.

Christmas Eve 24 December 8.00pm


Wales and the World have changed forever and Tudur has been trying to make sense of it all.

Does the world need to be more lazy? Will England ever be an independent country? Should language police wear uniforms?

Tudur asks these questions and many more in his new stand up show, filmed in front of a live audience in Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli. But does he have any answers? Hardly!

Tudur Owen, the patron saint of Welsh comedy, performs a new stand up show before a live audience.

Christmas Night, 25 December 9.00


A second series of award-nominated Welsh language drama Yr Amgueddfa (The Museum) is set to enchant S4C viewers this Christmas as the action moves out of Cardiff and to West Wales – a land steeped in magic and mystery.

Nia Roberts returns as Della – she has had a secondment from her role as director of a museum in Cardiff after the events of the first series. She now runs a museum in a rural town and is living with her partner Caleb (Steffan Cennydd) in a rambling old house which is totally different from her luxurious house in Cardiff.

But Yr Amgueddfa Series 2 is very much rooted in the dangerous modern world of art crime, a theme that is continued from the first series – and involves the famous Mold Gold Cape – a treasure on display at the British Museum.

The series has been filmed in several well-known locations in West Wales including the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Llanarthne.

The entire series will be released as a box set on 26 December following the broadcast of the first episode.

Boxing Day 26 December, 9.00


Christmas in Cwmderi is always full of surprises – some good and some bad!

But this year there will be a very special present for fans of Pobol y Cwm as two familiar faces return to the Cwm - Dai a Diane Ashurst (Emyr Wyn a Victoria Plucknett).

When Kelly's Christmas day doesn't go to plan, will she regret turning to an old friend for comfort?

A certain gift brings new tensions to the White family and things turn nasty between Eifion and Tyler.

Jason and Kelly try to move on from yesterday's events, but is Kelly hiding something?

Sioned retrieves some of her old toys for Huwi John, but something about this makes Eileen feel uneasy. Bonding over their grief, DJ and Sioned begin to understand each other once again.

Gaynor has had enough of Hywel's laziness and is determined to take matters into her own hands.

We bid farewell to one of the residents of Cwmderi as Eifion (Arwel Davies) leaves under a cloud.

Christmas Day 25 December, 8.00-9.00pm

Monday – Wednesday, 27-29 December 8.00pm


The Welsh love nothing more than going for a walk. We are obsessed with the great outdoors – and chatting and eating!

So what happens when four celebrities go for a walk together? Well, all sorts of shenanigans it seems!

In Am Dro: Selebs on Sunday, 26 December on S4C the sport presenter Catrin Heledd; Ifan Pritchard, lead singer of the band Gwilym; actor and musician Dewi Pws and actor Donna Edwards all lead a walk around their local area.

Donna Edwards starts the programme with a walk around Merthyr Tydfyl. The walk begins in Cyfarthfa Castle and goes along the Taf Fechan Nature Trail.

Catrin Heledd comes from the Pentyrch area near Cardiff and she takes her group all the way up to the top of Mynydd y Garth which offers stunning views of Cardiff and the Taff Vale.

We go to Anglesey next and Ifan Pritchard leads a coastal walk at Rhoscolyn.

The programme comes to an end with Dewi Pws taking the group of celebs for a walk around Nefyn on the Llŷn Peninsula.

Boxing Day 26 December, 8.00


In a special edition of Pen Petrol, the talented members of Bangor's Unit Thirteen car group will attempt a Christmas miracle.

They will set themselves the challenge of resurrecting an unloved old car destined for the scrap heap.

With a limited budget and a very tight turnaround, will the crew's love and care be enough to breathe new life into this neglected VW Golf Mk4? Or will it be one project too far?

Boxing Day 26 December, 10.00pm


It has been a year full of drama for many of Glanrafon's residents, and there is plenty of romance in the air.

As Mathew and Anest reignite their relationship, they both have to be really careful not to be caught, but we get the impression that the net is closing in on them.

Following an early morning disappointment for Dani, Jason steps in and saves the day as they both head out shopping for baby things.

They both have a great day as they discuss the future and the important role Jason will have in Dani's baby's life.

Tuesday 27 December, 8.30


A fun-filled, festive day is what's at the top the Christmas list for Emma and Lee from Blaenau Ffestiniog, as they and their three children star in a special Christmas edition of popular wedding-planning series, Priodas Pum Mil.

Cadi, the eldest, will be making mince pies, son Tomos will be writing a speech and youngest daughter Non will be busy with a host of important jobs as the kids play a central role in this special day.

To top it off, we will also enjoy a performance from the bride's favourite band.

Tuesday 27 December, 9.00pm


For Colleen Ramsey, a girl from Caerphilly who has travelled and lived all over the world with professional footballer husband, Aaron, life and food come hand in hand.

In the brand new series Colleen Ramsey – Bywyd a Bwyd (Life and Food), we are welcomed into her kitchen to see how she balances a busy family life with preparing food in an easy, fun way.

As she guides us through her favourite recipes, Colleen's family and friends call-in to enjoy the meals, and the preparation.

"When I see someone eating my food and enjoying it, it makes me feel like this is my purpose," said Colleen. "If someone asks for another meal, that's the biggest compliment ".

In the series, she shows how one delicious recipe can lead to several meals to save time and effort.

We also get a taste of the foods Colleen and her family enjoy, how she makes meals to appeal to fussy people or children, meals that avoid waste and how to create food that looks more complex and 'fancy' than they are.

Wednesday 28 December, 8.25


Following the success of new S4C series Gogglebocs Cymru, some of Wales' most familiar faces will join the regular cast for a Christmas special.

The celebrities who will be part of Gogglebocs Dolig are: radio DJs Huw Stephens and Sian Eleri; presenters Emma Walford and Trystan Ellis-Morris; drag artist Maggi Noggi and comedian Kiri Pritchard-McLean; rugby presenter Sarra Elgan and presenter Alun Williams; Melanie Owen, Mali Ann Rees and Jalisa Andrews of the Mel, Mal, Jal podcast; Carmarthen based rock band Adwaith, two-time winners of the Welsh Music Prize; celebrity chef Chris 'Flamebaster' Roberts and his mother; and actress, singer and comedian Carys Eleri and her mother.

Stand-up presenter and comedian Tudur Owen returns to voice the show.

Gogglebocs Dolig will be on S4C on Wednesday 28 December at 9.00pm. Weekly episodes of Gogglebocs Cymru will continue on Wednesdays throughout January 2023.

Wednesday 28 December at 9.00pm

Clwb Rygbi - Boxing Day and New Year's Day


There's plenty of sport to look forward to over Christmas and New Year across the S4C platforms.

In the BKT United Rugby Championship, it's Welsh derby season, and Clwb Rygbi will show live coverage of Ospreys v Scarlets at 5.00pm on Boxing Day and Scarlets v Dragons at 5.00pm on New Year's Day.

In the Indigo Group Premiership, the match between RGC 1404 and Merthyr will be shown live on S4C, at 5,30pm on Tuesday 27 December.

Sgorio will also bring the latest football from the JD Cymru Premier. Flint Town United v Caernarfon Town will be shown live online at 7.45pm on Friday 23 December, as well as the derby match between Connah's Quay and Flint Town United, at 2.30pm on Boxing Day.

Both games will be shown live on S4C Clic and the Sgorio Facebook and YouTube channels.


Several classics programmes will be available on S4C Clic and iPlayer over Christmas including C'mon Midffild: Nadolig Llawen? and C'mon Midffild: Bryn o Briten which are available to view now until the end of January.

Midffild: Y Mwfi will be available from 24 December. Classic Christmas movie Y Dyn Nath Ddwyn y 'Dolig and Goreuon Ryan a Ronnie will be available from 25 December. Licyris Olsorts: Pwy sy'n Dwad Dros y Bryn will be available from 26 December.

There will be a feast of drama on S4C Clic including two series of Bang and the first two series of Un Bore Mercher.

You can catch up with the art crime drama Yr Amgueddfa ahead of the second series which begins on 26 December – the entire box set will be available after the first episode has been broadcast.

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