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David Jandrell’s Monthly Column: The Safe Humour of modern TV Comedy

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David Jandrell Grumpy Old Valleys Men

Welcome to a monthly series of exclusive articles by Welsh Valleys Humour author David Jandrell.  In it he explores frustrations with modern life, all recounted through his unique humour and Valleys dialiect… February 2019: The Safe Humour of modern TV Comedy Well, what can I say? TV comedy ….dear, dear, dear. It’s a shame really because there are some really funny people out there. The problem is that they’ve all followed a very similar pattern when producing their shows – they’re very popular, but aren’t they pulling a really big scam? Am I the only person to have noticed? I hope not. Let me explain. Back in the 1960s, there was a chap called Dick Emery. He did sketch shows…

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Welsh Valleys’ David Jandrell: How I (Almost) Became a Scriptwriter

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Welsh Valleys' David Jandrell- How I Became an Author & Advice on Writing

Here in an irregular column, top-selling Welsh Valleys Humour author will share his experiences of writing and his experiences of the craft… take a seat in a comfortable chair with a lovely cup of tea and enjoy his wisdom and humour! Table of Contents January 2019: How I (Almost) Became a Scriptwriter February 2018: How I Became an Author January 2019: How I (Almost) Became a Scriptwriter I have referred to most of the people mentioned in this piece by their titles and positions that they held at the time that the events took place rather than using their names. They have all ‘moved on’ long since and I have no way of contacting them to ask their permission to…

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Welsh Whisperer: Ffyrdd y Wlad

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Welsh Whisperer- Ffyrdd y Wlad

Mae’r Welsh Whisperer wedi bod yn teithio Cymru bron yn ddi-dor yn y blynyddoedd diweddar ac wedi denu cefnogwyr ffyddlon o bob oed ym mhob rhan o’r wlad, ond beth yw’r stori tu ôl ei fywyd unigryw ar ffyrdd y wlad yng Nghymru? Yn ei lyfr cyntaf, Ffyrdd y Wlad, mae’n cyflywno hanes rhai o’i helyntion wrth lenwi neuaddau rhai o gymunedau mwyaf anghysbell y wlad yn ogystal â gwisgo cordyn bêl fel belt yng nghanol ein trefi a dinasoedd wrth ddenu digon o sylw wrth wneud! The Welsh Whisperer has toured Wales relentlessly in recent years and has recruited loyal supporters of all ages all over the country, but what’s the story behind his unique life on the road…

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Ffwrnes Pizza: Taith o Lanelli i Naples / A Trip From Llanelli to Naples

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Ffwrnes Pizza- A Trip From Llanelli to Naples

Mae’r enwau Franco Taruschio, Michela Chiappa, Sidoli, Joe’s a Giovanni oll yn adlewyrchu treftadaeth bwyd Eidaleg gwych yng Nghymru, ond pan ddaw i Pizza, mae dau o fechgyn Sir Gaerfyrddin, Jez ac Ieuan, yn creu gwir flas yr Eidal allan o fan Piaggio tair-olwyn draddodiadol. Maent wedi cyrraedd y brig yn y Gwobrau Eidalaidd Cymru cyntaf, ac ym mis Ebrill gwnaethon nhw gymryd rhan ym Mhencampwriaeth Pizza y Byd yn Parma. Yma, maen nhw’n siarad am eu taith i Napoli i ddysgu am wneud pizza gwreiddol… The names of Franco Taruschio, Michela Chiappa, Sidoli, Joe’s and Giovanni all reflect a Welsh tradition of fine Italian food, but when it comes to pizza, it’s two lads from Carmarthenshire, Jez and Ieuan,…

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David Jandrell: Welsh Valleys Q&A

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Nigel Morgan Heol y Cwm

After the popularity of David Jandrell’s earlier articles (Introducing The Welsh Valleys Phrasebook, How I Became an Author & ‘What’s On In Cwmcarn’ newsletter- Legacy Edition), he has kindly returned to answer questions from the parallel.cymru readership. It’s clear when you hear Valleys English that a lot of it has been informed and has its roots from a time when Welsh was the first language of the Valleys: e.g “Now in a minute” being a perfectly valid and correct sounding sentence in Welsh “Nawr, mewn munud”. Why is it, in your opinion, that this has only seemed to have remained true in the Valleys? Valley people are very loyal to their areas. It is commonplace for valley people to ‘stay…

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David Jandrell’s first ‘What’s On In Cwmcarn’ newsletter- Legacy Edition

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What’s On In Cwmcarn

This is a digital reproduction of the very first Whats On In Cwmcarn newsletter, which began to document David Jandrell’s love of Valleyspeak, and later became the book Cwmtwp: Gossip From the Valleys and led to the Welsh Valleys Phrasebook and Welsh Valleys Humour.  Sit back and enjoy this reproduction, or legacy editition, as introduced by the discoverer of the newsletter and its jokes in its Cwmtwp format… Personal log of Professor Nigel Jones, University of Northern Hemisphere, 26th April 2425. “I was intrigued to be given access to an artefact known as a CD-ROM a few years ago. It was an ancient storage device and after a lot of research from colleagues, I was able to read the information…

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David Jandrell: Introducing The Welsh Valleys Phrasebook

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David Jandrell- Introducing Welsh Valleys Phrasebook

David Jandrell’s mission in life is documenting the the dialect of the South Wales Valleys (also known as Wenglish), and sharing his love of phrases such ‘Tidy’, ‘Butt’, ‘Now in a minute’ and ‘Cwtch’ with the wider world.  Here he introduces Valleys English, gives a sample of popular phrases and explanations from Welsh Valleys Phrasebook and then recounts his story of developing an interest in documenting this dialect… Skip to: Sample Glossary / My life through Valleys English Welsh Valleys Humour / Wenglish Dialect / Talk Tidy A first visitor to Wales will almost certainly have to converse with a local at some stage, and that is where the trouble may start. Ask for directions and you will be no…

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