Shooting Great Welsh Roads 4 on a cold day in Cardigan bay.

Great Welsh Roads wouldn't be possible without the hard work of the production team.

Mike Parker - Writer and Presenter

Mike has written and presented every Great Welsh Roads series and is now a household name in Wales. His favourite road is the one that leads home. Author of The Rough Guide to Wales and most recently Neighbours from Hell, English attitudes to the Welsh. Mike is currrently writing a book on maps.

Helen Williams-Ellis - Producer

This is the seventh collaboration between Helen and Mike. It all began years ago with the series Coast to Coast. Last year they ventured into radio for the first time with a series for Radio Wales, The Trouble with Tourists.


Carys Hedd - Researcher

'This is the second year running that Mike has snatched me away from my tailoring studio on a voyage of discovery to all corners of the land, uncovering the strange, the interesting and the unusual. It has been a wonderful experience working on the series, a chance to learn so much about Wales.'

Ioan AD Thomas - Sound Engineer

'I had a brilliant time working on Great Welsh Roads. After university I was determined to travel around Wales. Having lived here all my life I knew there was loads yet to discover! I've made a mental note of all the scenic locations we travelled through and hope to revisit them, maybe even use them as backdrops for films.'

Richard Longstaff - Cameraman

'Having worked for the BBC in Cardiff, I relocated to North Wales a few years ago. I now live in Denbigh with my family. Working on Great Welsh Roads was great fun. Highlights included early morning sequences with a grumpy Mr Parker and Bethan Gwanas' raunchy tales of witches in a Dolgellau wood!'

Steve Frost - Editor

Steve has worked on all four series of Great Welsh Roads. As long as he's fed on cream cakes he's a happy bunny! Steve chooses many of the soundtracks for the programmes; blame him if you don't like the score!


Emyr Jenkins - Camera Director (Great Welsh Roads series 1-3)

Due to diary clashes, Emyr managed only a day's filming with us this year, but what a day! A wonderful sequence where Joseph Murphy of the Cardiff Army Preparation Collage goes wild swimming with Mike Parker in the river Usk. Visit Emyr's website,