S4C executives to meet Anglesey viewers

S4C is inviting Anglesey viewers to tell its top executives what they think about their programmes.

On the eve of the channel’s 35th anniversary, a viewers’ evening will be held at Llangefni Rugby Club on Thursday night. Among the shows likely to be discussed include the Sunday night crime thriller Bang and the daily live coverage of the National Eisteddfod in Bodedern.

The evening starts at 7pm and all viewers are welcome to attend with translation facilities and a loop service available.

The panel will include S4C Authority chairman Huw Jones and chief executive Owen Evans, who took up his new role at the start of the month.

Mr Evans said: ”I’m very pleased to have the opportunity so early in my time at the channel to go out and meet viewers. Holding the Viewers’ Evening is a very important activity for the channel, and as I begin my time at S4C it will give me a wider picture of what viewers want, which is very important to me.”

The Llangefni event comes in the middle of a UK Government review about the future of S4C – with a report on the channel’s remit, governance and funding expected by the end of the year. The review is being led by former head of programmes, Euryn Ogwen Williams, who will be attending the evening.

Huw Jones, a former S4C chief executive, said: ”It’s a delight to return to Anglesey following the marvellous week we had at the Eisteddfod this year. We look forward to hearing what the island’s viewers have to say about S4C, and also to ask them about what they would like to see on the service in the future.”

”With a review of S4C currently under way, this evening comes at a very important time for the channel and it is of upmost importance that viewers are given an opportunity to be a part of that process.”

The channel hosts several Viewers Evenings each year – during 2017, events have been held in Carmarthen – the home of S4C’s future headquarters – and in Liverpool’s Welsh-speaking community, with a fourth planned in Abergavenny next month.