Sion a Sian

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== Host ==
== Host ==
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Dai Jones (197?-1987)
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I B Gruffudd (1964-67)
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I B Gruffudd
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Dai Jones (1971-87)
[[Ieuan Rhys]] (1996-2003)
[[Ieuan Rhys]] (1996-2003)
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Stifyn Parri & Heledd Cynwal (2012)
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Stifyn Parri and Heledd Cynwal (2012-16)
== Co-hosts ==
== Co-hosts ==
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Hostesses: Mair Rowlands, Mari Emlyn, Jenny Ogwen, Rosalind Lloyd, Gillian Elisa (1996-2003)
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Hostesses:<br>
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Mair Rowlands,<br>
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Mari Emlyn,<br>
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Jenny Ogwen,<br>
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Rosalind Lloyd,<br>
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Gillian Elisa (1996-2003)
== Broadcast ==
== Broadcast ==
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Teledu Cymru / HTV Cymru, 22 April 1964 to 30 December 1967
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TWW, 22 April 1964 to 30 December 1967
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Revived on HTV Cymru, 15 May 1971 to 1982
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HTV Cymru, 15 May 1971 to 1982
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HTV for S4C, 1983-7 and 1996-2003?
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HTV Wales for S4C, 1983 to 1987
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ITV Cymru / Mr Producer for S4C, 7 April 2012 to present
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HTV Wales for S4C, 13 November 1996 to 2003
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ITV Cymru / Mr Producer for S4C, 7 April 2012 to 16 December 2016
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== Synopsis ==
== Synopsis ==
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''"Sion A... what?"'' I hear you cry. Never heard of it? In fact this was the original Welsh version of the programme which later became ''[[Mr and Mrs]]'' - first on Border and HTV then, from 1973, picked up nationally by ITV.
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''"Sion A... what?"'' I hear you cry. Never heard of it? In fact this was the original Welsh version of the programme which later became ''[[Mr and Mrs]]'' - first on HTV West and Border then, from 1972, picked up nationally by ITV.
The longest-running presenter on the show was Dai Jones, a farmer, broadcaster and highly renowned singer rolled into one. So much so that he would often sing viewers' requests at the end of the show.  
The longest-running presenter on the show was Dai Jones, a farmer, broadcaster and highly renowned singer rolled into one. So much so that he would often sing viewers' requests at the end of the show.  
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Despite ITV's disastrous [[Julian Clary]] version in 1999, the programme had a good stab at a revival (HTV Wales for S4C) for about seven years. S4C announced another revival in 2012, along with the return of another favourite [[Jacpot]].
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Despite ITV's disastrous [[Julian Clary]] version in 1999, the programme had a good stab at a revival for about seven years. S4C announced another revival in 2012, along with the return of another favourite [[Jacpot]]. This latest revival was close in spirit to [[Mr and Mrs|All-Star Mr and Mrs]] - there were two hosts, the players held up paddles in a simultaneous round.
== Catchphrases ==
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The show became so popular that HTV took the show on the road with special stage shows in local town halls and the like.
The show became so popular that HTV took the show on the road with special stage shows in local town halls and the like.
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== Pictures ==
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== Web links ==
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<div class="image"><IMG src="/atoz/programmes/s/sion_a_sian/hosts.jpg" width="149" height="243" border="0">''S4C hosts, [[Ieuan Rhys]] and Gillian Elisa''</div>
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[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03q856z BBC site]
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== Weblink ==
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== Pictures ==
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[http://www.s4c.co.uk/caban/?p=4116&lang=en S4C Caban - appeal for contestants/studio audience]
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<div class="image"><IMG src="/atoz/programmes/s/sion_a_sian/hosts.jpg" width="149" height="243" border="0">''S4C hosts, [[Ieuan Rhys]] and Gillian Elisa''</div>
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Current revision as of 04:55, 19 July 2020

Contents

Host

I B Gruffudd (1964-67)

Dai Jones (1971-87)

Ieuan Rhys (1996-2003)

Stifyn Parri and Heledd Cynwal (2012-16)

Co-hosts

Hostesses:
Mair Rowlands,
Mari Emlyn,
Jenny Ogwen,
Rosalind Lloyd,
Gillian Elisa (1996-2003)

Broadcast

TWW, 22 April 1964 to 30 December 1967

HTV Cymru, 15 May 1971 to 1982

HTV Wales for S4C, 1983 to 1987

HTV Wales for S4C, 13 November 1996 to 2003

ITV Cymru / Mr Producer for S4C, 7 April 2012 to 16 December 2016

Synopsis

"Sion A... what?" I hear you cry. Never heard of it? In fact this was the original Welsh version of the programme which later became Mr and Mrs - first on HTV West and Border then, from 1972, picked up nationally by ITV.

The longest-running presenter on the show was Dai Jones, a farmer, broadcaster and highly renowned singer rolled into one. So much so that he would often sing viewers' requests at the end of the show.

Despite ITV's disastrous Julian Clary version in 1999, the programme had a good stab at a revival for about seven years. S4C announced another revival in 2012, along with the return of another favourite Jacpot. This latest revival was close in spirit to All-Star Mr and Mrs - there were two hosts, the players held up paddles in a simultaneous round.

Catchphrases

"Bant i'r Bocs" (To the box)

"Y'ch chi yn byw 'da'ch gilydd?" (You do live together?!)

Inventor

Roy Ward Dickson

Trivia

The original presenter of Sion a Sian, Dai Jones talks at length about the original version of the programme in his autobiography Dai And Let Live, which is a English translation of the original, Fi Dai Sy' 'Ma.

The show became so popular that HTV took the show on the road with special stage shows in local town halls and the like.

Web links

BBC site

Pictures

S4C hosts, Ieuan Rhys and Gillian Elisa

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