Chwarel, Cwmni Da to Produce Welsh Gogglebox


The Welsh indies Chwarel and Cwmni Da have won the tender to produce Gogglebocs Cymru, the local version of the Gogglebox format, for S4C.

Chwarel will team up with the Caernarfon-based production company Cwmni Da to co-produce this first-ever Welsh-language version of Channel 4’s and Studio Lambert’s hit format.

This is the first time Studio Lambert and Channel 4 have licensed the franchise to another U.K.-based broadcaster.

“It’s going to be absolutely amazing,” said Sioned Wyn, managing director of Chwarel. “We’ve been waiting a long time for something like this. The ambition is to make it not only the top-rated show on S4C but the whole of Wales—and beyond.”

“We’d been talking about working together for a while,” said Llion Iwan, Cwmni Da’s managing director. “So when the franchise for the U.K.’s most popular TV format came up, it was a dream come true. Who doesn’t want to work on Gogglebocs! So glad we got it!”