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Character and story-led series that chronicles summer 2012 in Wales.
The fourth of a four-part character-and-story led series that chronicles summer 2012 in Wales. At Barry Island, it's the end of the summer season and the end of an era for Vernon Studt and the iconic fun fair. Hoteliers Owen and Philippa Gale seize a slim window of opportunity between weddings to squeeze in a total refurbishment of their ballroom. Have they bitten off more than they can chew? Cardiff Mardi Gras battles a mini monsoon as the revellers parade through the capital's streets for the first time ever. For Cynon Valley allotment owners Horace and Mervyn, there's both heartbreak and joy at the Rhondda Cynon Taf county show. And on the tidal island of Cribinau, off the Anglesey coast, the summer season comes to an end with a double christening and the retirement of Canon Reverend Madeline Brady. Will this mean an end to services in the idyllic little church in the sea?
First of BBC Wales's eight-part character and story-led series that chronicles summer 2012 in Wales. In North Wales, there's cause for celebration on the tiny tidal island of Cribinau, where one adventurous bride and groom are set to wed. But with guests warned to bring wellies, will time and tide play ball? In West Wales, it's make or break for first time hoteliers Owen and Phillipa Gale. They've invested their life savings into transforming a tired country hotel into a luxury retreat. But do these novices have what it takes to survive in the competitive world of hospitality? In South Wales's Barry Island, it looks like the writing's on the wall for the iconic pleasure park. The wash-out summers of recent years mean that visitor numbers are down. Will this year's record-breaking rainfall be the final nail in the fun fair's coffin?