The Story of Wales is BBC's Top Programme

16th March 2012

Audiences have rated Green Bay's new landmark series The Story of Wales more highly than any other BBC TV series this year.

In an appreciation measure used by the BBC, The Story of Wales, presented by Huw Edwards, scored top marks so far in 2012. Taking the whole of 2011 into account too, The Story of Wales audiences say they have enjoyed it more than any series across the BBC network, excepting only Frozen Planet.

Made by Green Bay Media for BBC Cymru Wales in conjunction with The Open University in Wales, the series has followed Wales' history from more than 30,000 years ago to the mid 19th century. The remaining two episodes, to be screened on Monday, March 19 and 26, bring the story up to the present day.

Elis Owen, Head of Commissioning for BBC Cymru Wales, said, "The reaction to The Story of Wales has exceeded every expectation and we are delighted that so many of the Welsh viewing public have taken such an interest in the story of our nation. We'd like to thank Huw Edwards and the Green Bay Media production team for delivering this ground-breaking series.

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