S4C announce Welsh language version of Gogglebox

Written by on 1st August 2022

A Welsh language version of the popular TV show Gogglebox is being made. Welsh language broadcaster S4C has launched a tender for TV production firms to bid to make Gogglebocs Cymru.

The show, which will be based on the English version of Gogglebox from Channel 4 and Studio Lambert in which members of the public and celebrities comment on the TV shows and films they are watching, will be aired this autumn. S4C said that Gogglebocs Cymru will play an important role in its output with the winning company working with the public service broadcaster, Channel 4 and Studio Lambert.

s4C say’s that ‘Gogglebocs Cymru’ will play an important role in the channel’s provision, and the winning company will work together with S4C, Channel 4 and Studio Lambert to ensure the success of the production in the Welsh language.

The casting will reflect modern Wales in its entirety and the series will play a key commissioning role in the year of the Channel’s 40th birthday. It’s aim with the casting process will be to celebrate Welsh characters around Wales and Welsh speakers in and around the rest of the UK.

S4C’S Chief Content Officer, LLinos Griffin-Williams, said:

“I am thrilled that Channel 4 has, for the first time, made an exception with one of their most valued formats, by agreeing to release exclusivity of Gogglebox in the UK to S4C. As two public service broadcasters, with a close and collaborative working relationship, we are delighted to be entrusted with such an important brand.”

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