I’ve just finished stage one of my Grand Election tour during which I’ll be gathering questions from the great Welsh public to put to the politicians next week. Stage one was Porthmadog, Rhyl and Wrexham. Some great questions already and an unlikely appearance by a hawk. A couple of blokes are paid to take the … More The Grand Tour
The last Dragon’s Eye before Easter and before the General Election is now on the iplayer here. What can you expect? I’ve been trying to peer into the Budget small print to find out how much less the Welsh Assembly can expect to get in the coming years. As far as I can tell (and … More Dragon’s Eye
Friday evening and the first chance I’ve had to think about blogging links to the programmes. It has been quite a week and I blame my tiredness for being class dunce in Italian this morning. So here’s the iplayer link for Dragon’s Eye. What you get is an in-depth look at what sort of First … More Friday evening catch-up
Well we know now – as the Archbishop of Cardiff suggested to me last week – that the Pope won’t be visiting Wales which means he won’t be going to Porthcawl (not that anyone was expecting him to do so.) I have been to Porthcawl today though for this week’s Dragon’s Eye filming. We were … More The Pope and Porthcawl
I’ve made a series of five films for Dragon’s Eye previewing the General Election. The first is an introduction and then I look at the chances of each of the four main parties and the likely battlegrounds in terms of constituencies and policies. BBC Wales online website has very handily put them all here.
I’ve just returned from interviewing Peter Smith. As the Archbishop of Cardiff, he’s the highest ranking Catholic clergyman in Wales and is always good for a chat and a gossip as well as a thoughtful interview. I asked him if Pope Benedict was likely to take up Carwyn Jones’ invitation to come to Wales. ‘Doubtful’, … More Dragon’s Eye Part 2
It was my colleague Owain Clarke who named Thursdays “Dragon Day” because we pack a lot of work into a long day which culminates in the live broadcast of Dragon’s Eye at 7pm. My day starts early and I’m in the office by 7.30am, eating my muesli, drinking tea, checking emails, flicking through the papers, finalising … More Dragon Day part 1