The humiliating failure of Labour’s attempts to control Wales from London; Plaid Cymru's anti-independence stance; inter-party manoeuvring in the Assembly; trouble for the Welsh establishment at its club; increasing difficulties for the monarchy: these are the strands which make the state of Wales. This is a compelling story about both Wales and Britain, and one which, as Hannan discovers, is also richly comic.
Patrick Hannan is a writer, broadcaster and journalist. During his career he has been Industrial Editor of The Western Mail and for thirteen years he was the BBC's Welsh Political Correspondent. As a television producer he has made documentaries for BBC2, BBC Wales and HTV. For many years he has been a regular writer and presenter for Radio 4. He has been a newspaper columnist and has contributed to a wide variety of publications as well as being the editor of two books on broadcasting in Wales.