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Sarra Elgan


Sarra, who graduated from Carmarthen in Theatre Studies, Music and Media, began her television career acting on the popular soap Pobol y Cwm, before becoming a familiar presenter on S4C’s children’s strand Planed Plant. Since then she’s presented a variety of programmes including The Saturday Show and Xchange for the BBC and music shows Popty, Bandit and Cân y Gymru, children’s sports programme Rygbi 100%, and art show Cer i Greu, for S4C. Daughter of former rugby player Elgan Rees and married to Irish international Simon Easterby, Sarra is also an accomplished sports presenter covering rugby for S4C and Speedway for Sky. The native of Neath now lives with her husband and two young children in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Angharad Mair

You seemed a natural with the juggling- was it as easy as it looks?
It was not as easy as it looks; I've never juggled before so when they gave me THREE balls to throw up in the air I didn't think it would be possible. However, we had a great teacher, who gave me so much confidence.  It will now be my new party trick! The Digital Switchover will be different – there will be more channels to juggle, but it’s much easier than it sounds. Come along to the road shows to find out how!
 
What would you say to people who are thinking about joining the On with the Show road show?
Come along- definitely! I'm really looking forward to meeting the viewers, having a chat with them about their favourite S4C programmes and seeing if they get on any better with juggling compared to me! The workshops really are going to be fun, and everybody can join in – no matter how young or old! It's a great opportunity for everybody in the community to ask questions about the Digital Switchover and see how it will affect them.
 
What do you enjoy watching on S4C?
I love watching dramas like Caerdydd and Con Passionate – real escapism dramas. I like Cwpwrdd Dillad too – having a nose into other people's wardrobes and getting some inspiration for my own! But if I don't practise what I'll be preaching on the road shows I won't be able to watch them soon! I'm going to make sure that all of the TVs in the house are ready for the switchover- that either they're digitally enabled, or that we've got Freeview set-top boxes or satellite TV!
 
How different will S4C be after the digital TV switchover?
S4C will still have the same great programmes it has always had- the only difference being, after digital switchover it be a wholly Welsh language, digital channel. From 7am until late at night - S4C will be showing Welsh language programmes all day.

© 2009 S4C
O Gymru / Made in Wales

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© 2009 S4C
O Gymru / Made in Wales