Comment: Portraying Wales in television drama

Rebecca Williams, Ruth McElroy, Stephen Lacey, Steven Blandford

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This comment piece offers a brief report on our current research with BBC Audience Council Wales. Although considering a range of portrayals of Wales on TV, the project uses Doctor Who and Torchwood as a case study to investigate these issues. Given the ongoing debate over the status of both English and Welsh-language broadcasting in Wales, the movement of more dramatic production from London to the regions, and arguments over whether BBC Wales’ recent successes with shows such as Doctor Who and Torchwood are positive for the country’s position as a producer of quality television programming, issues of portrayal look set to remain on the agenda.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96 - 98
Number of pages2
JournalCyfrwng: Media Wales Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2010


  • bbc wales
  • television drama; portrayal
  • audience; nation; identity


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