A GRANDFATHER from Barry has received and OBE for services to Welsh Broadcasting in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Euryn Ogwen Williams, is originally from Mold, but has lived in Barry for 50 years.

Mr Ogwen Williams, 77, said: “The OBE is for services to television in Wales.

“I started with TWW in 1964 and been a producer director administrator ever since."


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He said: “I was one of the team that founded S4C in 1981/82 and I helped found Gaelic service in Scotland.

I wrote the report forum government, two years ago, on the future of S4C.”

He said: “I was asked at the beginning of the year if I would accept if offered and kept it secret ever since.

“I felt it was important to accept because I was representing my industry which has a vital role to play in helping to keep people's spirits up at such a difficult time.

“Broadcasters must always be close to their community, reflecting the joys and anxieties, but we must also be prepared to lead at a time of crisis.”