Ifor Williams

He had a childhood without television, and watched television in friends' houses and remembers being scared when he heard of the Cuban missile crisis. He saw colour television for the first time at an Eisteddfod. Irish channels could be watched on his television and he noticed the difference in bias in news then. The interviewee worked as a television technician and he discusses the technical elements of that. He says first that several aerials were needed and then only one and this has altered the landscape. He set up televisions in public spaces as part of his job, he remembers enjoying going to the summit of Snowdon to give the staff a television set. The Miners' Strike had a great influence on him, he felt that the miners had not been portrayed well on television.He remembers seeing the preparations for the Investiture on television but he was not interested himself. He heard of the Aberfan disaster on the radio and went to friends' houses to see it on television. He remembers the broadcasting on the night of the 97 Referendum and that Cerys Matthews had sworn on television. He feels that television has been very important in the education world.

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