Wales at Six

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Wales at Six
ITV News Cymru Wales.png
Also known asITV News Cymru Wales
Presented by Jonathan Hill or Kylie Pentelow
(Wales at Six)
Ruth Wignall
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Phil Henfrey
(Head of News and Programmes)
Production location(s) Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time30 minutes (main 6pm programme)
Production company(s) HTV (1968–2002)
Carlton Television (2002–2004)
ITV Cymru Wales (2004–)
Original network Harlech/HTV Cymru Wales/HTV Wales (1968–2002)
ITV1 Wales/ITV Cymru Wales (2002–)
Picture format 576i (SDTV 16:9)
Original release1968 (1968) 
Related shows ITV News,
BBC Wales Today
External links

Wales at Six (branded on-screen as ITV News: Wales at Six) is a Welsh national television news programme, produced by ITV Cymru Wales.

News program regularly scheduled radio or television program

A news program, news programme, news show, or newscast is a regularly scheduled radio or television program that reports current events. News is typically reported in a series of individual stories that are presented by one or more anchors. A news program can include live or recorded interviews by field reporters, expert opinions, opinion poll results, and occasional editorial content.

ITV Cymru Wales

ITV Cymru Wales, previously known as Harlech Television and HTV Wales, is the ITV franchise for Wales. The new separate licence began on 1 January 2014, replacing the long-serving dual franchise region serving Wales and the West of England.



Wales at Six and all other ITV Wales news programming is broadcast live from studios at Assembly Square in Cardiff Bay, with a North Wales newsroom based in Colwyn Bay, and a political unit at the National Assembly of Wales in Cardiff Bay. District reporters are also based in West Wales, Merthyr Tydfil and Swansea. [1]

Cardiff Bay bay and area created by the Cardiff Barrage in South Cardiff, Wales

Cardiff Bay is the area of water created by the Cardiff Barrage in south Cardiff, the capital of Wales. It is also the name commonly given to the surrounding areas of the city. According to Cardiff Council, the creation of Cardiff Bay is now widely regarded as one of the most successful regeneration projects in the United Kingdom. Cardiff Bay is supplied by two rivers to form a 500-acre (2.0 km2) freshwater lake around the former dockland area south of the city centre. The 'bay' was formerly tidal, with access to the sea limited to a couple of hours each side of high water but now provides 24-hour access through three locks.

Colwyn Bay town, community and seaside resort in Conwy County Borough, Wales

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Merthyr Tydfil town in Wales, with a population of about 30,000

Merthyr Tydfil is the main town in Merthyr Tydfil County Borough. The town is administered by Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council and is situated approximately 23 miles (37 km) north of Cardiff, Wales. The town has a population of 43,820.

Jonathan Hill was promoted from news reporter and newsreader to a main anchor for the main evening news programme during February 1994. Andrea Byrne was appointed co-anchor on 14 January 2008 following the departure of Lucy Owen to rival programme BBC Wales Today . [2] Hill and Byrne anchor alternating editions of the main 6pm programme as of June 2014. [3] Kylie Pentelow took over from Byrne on 4 February 2019. [4] Ruth Wignall fronts national weather forecasts for ITV Cmyru Wales since 2002.

Jonathan Hill is a Welsh television presenter, journalist and producer, who currently presents Wales at Six, the nightly news magazine programme on ITV Cymru Wales. He is also the editor of the station's English language output.

Andrea Byrne British journalist

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From the launch of Harlech Television in May 1968, the company produced a full-scale bilingual news service - the only of its kind in the ITV network. The 6pm weekday slot for regional news was shared by two programmes - Y Dydd (The Day) in the Welsh language and Report Wales in English. The launch of S4C in November 1982 signalled the end of Welsh language news from HTV, although the company continues to produce Welsh current affairs programmes, including the long-running Y Byd ar Bedwar (The World on Four) and the documentary series Ein Byd (Our World).

S4C Welsh-language public-service television channel

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<i>Y Byd ar Bedwar</i> television series

Y Byd ar Bedwar is a Welsh-language current affairs television programme, which has broadcast on S4C since the channel was launched in November 1982. Produced by ITV Cymru Wales, the programme has a reputation for hard-hitting, investigative journalism of the highest standard.

Wales at Six replaced Report Wales as a full-length English language news programme on Monday 1 November 1982. HTV's news service was based at its Pontcanna studios until moving to the Television Centre at Culverhouse Cross in 1990. Wales at Six was latterly replaced by Wales Tonight in 1994 and 2005, HTV News in 1999, ITV Wales News in 2004 and ITV News Cymru Wales in 2013. [5]

Culverhouse Cross A district straddling the boundary between Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales.

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On 17 September 2013, ITV Wales announced it would launch a weekly 30-minute current affairs programme, Newsweek Wales, featuring interviews, analysis and a look back at the week's main news stories in Wales. [6] The new programme, broadcast on Sunday lunchtimes, was launched on Sunday 22 September 2013. A previous plan to extend the weekday late bulletin to 15 minutes was scrapped.

On Saturday 28 June 2014, ITV Cymru Wales broadcast from its Culverhouse Cross studios for the last time. Two days later, broadcasting began from its new base at Cardiff Bay. As part of the move, Wales at Six was revived as the title for the main 6pm programme on weekdays, after an absence of 20 years.

Broadcast times

Wales at Six airs each weeknight at 6pm with ITV News Cymru Wales bulletins airing seven days a week.

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  1. Key facts and contact details, ITV Cymru Wales, 11 April 2012
  2. Alice Klein (15 January 2008). "'I feel liberated now we don't have to wear formal suits'". Western Mail. Retrieved 22 January 2008.
  3. ITV begins broadcasting from new Wales HQ in Cardiff Bay ITV News, 30 June 2014
  4. Who is Kylie Pentelow, who's replaced Andrea Byrne on ITV Wales? Wales Online, 4 February 2019
  5. ITV launches rebrand on air and online,, 14 January 2013
  6. ITV launches new programme Newsweek Wales,, 17 September 2013
Preceded by
Scotland Today
RTS: Television Journalism
Regional Daily News Magazine

Succeeded by
BBC Wales Today