Y Talwrn

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[http://http://www.bbc.co.uk/cymru/radiocymru/safle/talwrn/ Official site] in Welsh
[http://http://www.bbc.co.uk/cymru/radiocymru/safle/talwrn/ Official site] in Welsh

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Gerallt Lloyd Owen


BBC Radio Cymru, 1977-present


To put it simply, Y Talwrn is one of the oddest quiz shows around yet it's still one of the mainstays of Radio Cymru.

Over the course of ten rounds, two teams of poets have to come up with poems, lines and limericks about a given subject. The host (Mr. Lloyd Owen) then gives out points but not before a long (and I do mean long) summary of what he made of their material.

The series is a tournament affair involving as many as 64 teams from across Wales. Eventually, the top two teams from the series will go through to a final held at the Literary Pavilion of the National Eisteddfod.


Round 1: Two-line couplet Round 2: Satirical verse Round 3: Four-line poem including a given line Round 4: Song (in 20 lines or less) Round 5: Poem (in 12 lines or less) Round 6: Limerick Round 7: Line including a given word Round 8: Mise-en-scene Round 9: Lyric Round 10: Poem on a given subject


Strangely, the title translates as...The Cockpit. Answers on a postcard, please.

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Official site in Welsh


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