Cwmni Da produces wide-ranging content in all major genres of television production, including factual, entertainment, sport and drama. The company is a major supplier to Welsh Language Broadcaster S4C, but also produces English language content for the BBC, Channel 4 and the international co-production market.
Ongoing factual productions include the flagship Pethe series, which has been S4C’s main Welsh arts and culture output, since 2009. Fferm Ffactor’s (Farm Factor) annual search for Wales’ best farmer has made farming sexy and lifestyle magazine Byw Yn Yr Ardd (Living In The Garden) has made gardening popular with gardners and non-gardeners alike. Cwmni Da’s factual output also includes work for the BBC, documentary Women of Burberry was followed up with Helicopter Rescue RAF Valley, which is home to helicopter trainee Prince William.
Entertainment production has seen the return of the popular Sioe Tudur Owen (Tudur Owen’s Show) whilst offbeat comedy series Dim Byd (Nothing) has broken new ground and brought a new and young audience to S4C. Children’s series RhyfeddOd (Odd and Weird) brings wild nature and wilder science to the screen, with an ambitious on-line presence to boot. Central to events production are extreme mountain races Ras Yr Wyddfa ( The Snowdon Race) and Europes most gruelling marathon Mararthon Eryri (The Snowdonia Mararthon).
Drama production has continued with three part series Sombreros, filmed in Wales and Mallorca, following on from Blodau ( Flowers), with both productions bringing a sometimes dark and different humour to the screen. And Cwmni Da has extended its co-production catalogue with Toilets – An Unspoken History, a whistle stop guide to toilet culture down the centuries, filmed on all five continents for S4C and BBC4.