BBC Wales is set to challenge traditionally held notions about Wales’ relationship with England and its place in the world in an upcoming series.
The two-part program, Wales: England’s Colony?, is designed to foster debate about Wales’ history while challenging viewers to think about some of the potential constitutional choices facing the nation as it leaves the European Union.
Presented and written by historian Professor Martin Johnes, the series focuses on the uneasy and unequal relationship between the two nations living side-by-side and how Wales’ relationship with England has shaped both the nation’s growth and how it sees itself. Additionally, the program looks at how the country was developed to the present day, examining crucial moments such as medieval conquest, industrialization, the Blue Books, the 1919 race riots and the flooding of Cwm Tryweryn.
The series is part of “The Changing Face of Wales” season across BBC Wales television, radio and online, which explores Welsh identity.
Presented and written by history professor Martin Johnes, Wales: England’s Colony? premieres March 11 at 9 p.m. on BBC2 Wales.