A weekend to remember the genius of Caradog Prichard
S4C will broadcast three programmes on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November about Caradog Prichard as part of a thematic weekend marking 50 years since the publication of his great novel, Un Nos Ola Leuad (One Moonlit Night).
The Channel pays tribute to the poet, author and journalist Caradog Prichard with the first showing of the drama documentary Afal Drwg Adda (Adam’s Bad Apple) and a broadcast of the powerful film Un Nos Ola Leuad. A special edition of the arts and culture series Pethe Hwyrach will also discuss the work of the writer from Bethesda, Ogwen Valley.
In 1972, Caradog Prichard went into hospital for throat cancer treatment. Under the influence of anaesthetic, he has a stream of memories – some of them true, others the fruits of his imagination. Soon afterwards, he started writing his autobiography, Afal Drwg Adda - Hunangofiant Methiant (Adam’s Bad Apple – The Autobiography of a Failure).
In this drama documentary of the same name, we have an honest portrayal of one of Wales’ greatest writers, focusing on the challenging experiences he had in both his childhood and adulthood. One integral part of his complex life was his relationship with his unstable mother, a relationship which was such an influence on his work.
Using archive film, photographs and interviews and contributions by experts in his work, it is a striking portrayal of Caradog Prichard’s life in Bethesda and later as a journalist in Caernarfon, Llanrwst, Cardiff and London. More