S4C has green-lit Y Sgubor Flodau (The Flower Barn) and recommissioned Cymry ar Gynfas (Welsh on Canvas) from Cardiff based independent production company, Wildflame Productions.

Y ‘Sgubor Flodau (The Flower Barn) is a six-part original factual entertainment format. Each week viewers learn about what motivates people to gift flowers.

The florists Wendy Davies, Donald Morgan and Gaby Davies are set the challenge to create beautiful, original bespoke arrangements. Host and delivery driver Lloyd Lewis greets each visitor to the Flower Barn to hear the reason behind their requests.

Stories behind the flower gifts include Jayne and Wayne who lost their daughter Rhian to cervical cancer 10 years ago, and how the fund they set up in her memory has raised nearly a million pounds for Velindre Hospital in Cardiff. The florists rise to the challenge of creating a self-seeding Forget-Me-Not memorial.

In West Wales, Ukrainian refugees who fled to Wales during the height of the hostilities and have now settled in the local community want to thank the people who gave them such a warm welcome with a wall of Sunflowers, the national flower of Ukraine.

Wildflame Productions has also been recommissioned by S4C for their popular six-part Cymry ar Gynfas (Welsh on Canvas) series.

Cymry ar Gynfas (Welsh on Canvas) brings together six Welsh icons and six artists to create six portraits that reflect the personality of the familiar faces and the unique approach of each artist. In addition to the portrait revealed at the end of the programme, each episode offers an honest and open portrait of the icon and the artist as they talk about their experiences and what it’s like to paint, and to be painted.

The contributors in this new season include: comedian, Kiri Pritchard-McLean with portrait artist, Corrie Chiswell; musician and presenter, Tara Bethan with printer and calligraphy artist, Marian Haf; comedian Tudur Owen with contemporary artist, Anna E Davies; Aled Jones and artist Steve ‘Pablo’ Jones; presenter Trystan Ellis-Morris and Landscape artist Lisa Eurgain Taylor; and presenter Jason Mohammad with landscape artist Stephen John Owen.

Head of Entertainment and Factual Entertainment at S4C, Elen Rhys said: “We’re proud to commission Y ‘Sgubor Flodau, an original factual entertainment series that delivers with heart, authenticity, and surprises. S4C has a track record of producing exciting new formats that appeal to both the domestic audience as well as having international appeal. This contains all the magical ingredients needed – saying it, and more, with beautiful flowers. We also welcome the return of Cymry ar Gynfas – a highly regarded format now into its fourth series that opens up the world of art with accessibility and colour to the viewer.”

Y ‘Sgubor Flodau series producer is Sara Ogwen Williams. Executive Producers are Catrin Mair Jones and Will Knott.Producer is Lowri Jones.

Cymry ar Gynfas (Welsh on Canvas) is a 6 x 60 series. Series Producer is Manon Jones. Executive Producer is Catrin Mair Jones.

Pippa Considine

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