0 Ond 1



Morgan Jones
Nia Parry (2008-9)


Rhys ap William (2008-9)
Nia Parry (2010)


Al Fresco for S4C, 17 August 2008 to 2010


When this debuted, it had been a while since S4C last produced a prime time quiz show. This attempt paired up a long-standing presenter of S4C's European football show Sgorio (Jones) with a famed and dare we say, patronising Welsh language tutor (Parry) to introduce this travel-oriented format.

Sixteen studio contestants answer questions on Wales with four moving onto a round about a different country. The other twelve competitors carry on taking part, hoping to replace the worst performing of the four at the end of every round. Winning a round will win the contestant £1,000 (£500 for coming 2nd, £250 for coming 3rd, not a dime for coming last) - winning every round guarantees a jackpot of £5,000 (something which sounds unlikely to happen). Only the winning studio contestant will win any money.

The studio winner then takes on an expat Walian, taking part from wherever in the world they happen to be. A win for the studio-bound champion wins a holiday but if the expat wins, they get on the first flight home to Wales to visit family and friends (though surely, they could book a flight themselves).

This hour-long format on Friday nights appeared to hold its own - but by the 2010 series, Morgan Jones was presenting solo with Nia Parry demoted to voiceover duties (not a bad change considering her minimal role in the show when she was on-screen), the show had been truncated to 30 minutes and it was occupying a teatime slot on four nights a week.

The number of studio contestants was reduced to ten per week - winners from the first three shows of the week would go forward to a Thursday show, when the 'expat v studio winner' finale would be played. The changes seem to be beneficial on the whole - the pace of the game suggests it shouldn't really have been stretched out to an hour in the first place.

Theme music

Nigel Hopkins


The title translates as Only 1 (or literally, Nothing But 1).

Recorded at Enfys Studios, Cardiff.

The shift to the teatime half-hour format required 88 programmes to be recorded in just twelve days. In that time, over 2,800 questions had been asked.


Official site

Watch 0 Ond 1 at S4C Clic (English subtitles available)


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