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Hedd Wyn: The Poet and The Hero - MIM

Actor Huw Garmon goes on a journey across Wales to rediscover the young poet Ellis Evans, better known as Hedd Wyn who was killed in the First World War and posthumously awarded the National Eisteddfod Chair in 1917 - Wales' highest honour for poetry. As the winner was announced, and nobody stepped forward, it was eventually revealed that Ellis Humphrey Evans had fallen in battle six weeks earlier. 


Huw Garmon charts Evans' story from shepherd, to poet and eventually to soldier. Huw portrayed Hedd Wyn in the Oscar-nominated Welsh language film of the same name produced in 1992.

Actor Carwyn Jones (Rownd a Rownd, Judge John Deed, Pobol y Cwm) brings Hedd Wyn's poems and letters to life while fellow Welsh actor Dyfan Rees, best known for his role as Iolo White in Pobol y Cwm, once again portrays First World War Prime Minister David Lloyd George, who he played in Radio Wales' acclaimed three part series Lloyd George's War.

Hedd Wyn: The Poet and The Hero is a Made in Manchester Production for BBC Radio Wales.

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