Gareth Gwynn is an experienced Welsh comedy writer, radio presenter and producer who has worked on some of the UK's biggest (and smallest) shows. He is a two-time Radio Academy Award winner, a 4Talent Award winner, a four-time Celtic Media Award nominee, an Audible Audio Production Award nominee and a former recipient of the BBC Radio Comedy writers' bursary.
He has written and co-written a wide range of broadcast sitcoms for television and radio including Ministry Of Happiness (BBC Radio Wales), Ankle Tag (BBC Radio 4), Tourist Trap (BBC One Wales), Bull(GOLD) and an audio-edition of The Goodies (Audible).
For many years, Gareth was a regular writer on the BBC's flagship topical radio comedy shows The News Quiz and The Now Show (on which he has also appeared as a performer and co-presenter) and he has also written for Have I Got News For You,Top Gear and The Armstrong And Miller Show. Since 2016 he has co-written O'r Diwedd, a satirical review of the year, for S4C.
In addition to his writing work, Gareth was a regular presenter on BBC Radio Wales from 2010 to 2017 and continues to present and produce documentaries for both BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio 4 examining Welsh identity, language, culture, politics and the campaign for independence. These have included The Greatest Ever Faker (selected for inclusion at the Prix Marulic International Radio Festival in Croatia) which saw Gareth interview and spend time with a real-life convicted fraudster - who was absolutely lovely. But then, that’s how they do it, isn’t it?
Gareth also has considerbale experience in working with archive TV and radio. In 2017 he produced Just A Minute: 50 Years In 28 Minutes, an edition of the show which saw panellists who had never met finally compete with each other. 2019 he presented Gareth Gwynn's Alternative Archive, a comedic edition of the Archive On 4 strand which told stories from parallel universes and other worlds using cut-up audio.
He is the co-presenter of The Xennial Dome podcast with stand-up comedian Esyllt Sears. Oh, and he has a maths degree. There's a curveball.
For a full list of shows Gareth has worked on, head to garethgwynn.com/cv which contains a big list of everything he’s done, nominally split into categories, but not including the ones where he had to sign an NDA.
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Ministry Of Happiness, BBC Radio Wales, 2023
Ankle Tag (with Benjamin Partridge), BBC Radio 2/BBC Radio 4, 2015-20
Tourist Trap (with Sian Harries and Tudur Owen), BBC One Wales, 2018-20
The Goodies (with John-Luke Roberts, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie and Barnaby Eaton Jones), Audible, 2019
Tony Law: 21st Century Adventurer (with John-Luke Roberts), BBC Radio 4, 2017
Bull (with John-Luke Roberts), GOLD, 2015
Passing On, BBC Radio Wales, 2014
Social Club FM (with Elis James. Script edited by Chris Corcoran), BBC Radio Wales, 2011-13
Those That Can’t (Series 4) (with Chris Corcoran), Writer, BBC Radio Wales, 2012
Antiquity (with John-Luke Roberts), BBC Radio 4, 2010
A full CV is available at garethgwynn.com/cv
Comedy, Radio, Television
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