Stwnsh facts for kids
|Premiered||26 April 2010|
|Runtime||As of 2019
Stwnsh (Welsh for Mash) is a strand of Welsh-language children's television programming, aimed at children between the ages of seven and thirteen. Stwnsh was launched on Monday 26 April 2010, replacing the former Welsh-language children's strand, Planed Plant (Welsh for Children's Planet). Stwnsh is broadcast on the Welsh-language television channel S4C every weekday, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, and on Saturdays (as Stwnsh Sadwrn, Welsh for Saturday 'Stwnsh') from 9:00am to 11:00am.
The programmes shown as part of this service include both brand-new programmes and programmes that were previously shown as part of Planed Plant.
Programmes newly launched, as part of Stwnsh, include:
Seren am Swper
(Welsh for Stars for Supper.) Two families from the same area are challenged to prepare a special feast for a famous face in entertainment or sport. The children of the family decide the menu as the celebrities visit the two families before deciding which evening was the best. The winning family then receive the Gold Seren am Swper Trophy, and the losing side put on their rubber gloves and wash the dirty dishes.
Hip neu Sgip?
Hip neu Sgip? (Welsh for Hip or Skip?) is a children's room makeover series, presented by Alun Williams, along with designer, Leah Hughes, and her team of handymen - Iwan Llechid Owen, Gwyn Eiddior Parry and Ioan Marc Thomas. Starting as a simple makeover show hosted by Alex Jones, it later was rebranded as Hip neu Sgip?: Yn erbyn y Cloc (Welsh for Hip or Skip?': Against the Clock), which showed the team facing a bigger task and against the clock, as the name suggests.
(Welsh for The Most.) Stwnsh presenter Tudur Phillips volunteers to take part in a range of experiments in the extreme science lab – under the guidance of scientific experts.
(English:Are you Game?) The viewers are responsible for this sporting series, where different sports clubs in the limelight each week. Members of these clubs then offer training tips to those who want to learn about a new skill as well as putting different kinds of tools to the test – from frisbees to surfboards.
Anifeiliad a Fi
(Welsh for Animals and Me.) From mountain sheep to hamsters and goldfish, three children from the Bala, Aberystwyth and Swansea areas take a look at animals that live among them, in their areas. Each week the trio visit children who either keep pets or live on a farm. The series also follows children who compete with their animals, and pay a weekly visit to vet Kate Thomas at work in the Aberystwyth area.
Stwnsh ar y Ffordd
(Welsh for 'Stwnsh' on the Road.) This series travels to schools all across Wales to give local children the chance to show their skills in interesting games, from; the silly and funny to the creative and imaginative after each game a kid from the losing team will be pied. The teachers act as the team mascots and one unlucky teacher ends the day in the Stwnsh ar y Ffordd tank where gunge is thrown in their faces. One series ended with the winning team deciding whether they would like to be gunged themselves or see their opponents gunged, in this series the kids got gunged but teachers still got messy in a separate game.
(Welsh for Saturday 'Stwnsh'.) Anthony Evans and Alun Williams, stars of Ant ac Al ar y Ffordd (Welsh for Ant and Al on the Road), host this Saturday morning, children's entertainment show, along with Stwnsh presenter Lois Cernyw. Each programme, contains two energetic hours full of comedy, interactivity, competitions, fun and mischief. This programme reaches anarchic and silly heights with the help of a team of young people, and celebrity, studio guests.
Other programmes broadcast as part of Stwnsh include:
- Ant ac Al ar y Ffordd - (Welsh for Ant and Al on the Road)
- Bwyd yn Barod! - (Welsh for Instant Food!)
- Chwa! - (Welsh for Breeze!)
- Dennis a Dannedd - (Welsh for Dennis and Gnasher)
- Diwedd y Byd - (Welsh for End of the World)
- Drewgi - (Welsh for Skunk Fu!)
- Y Fet a Fi - (Welsh for The Vet and Me)
- Ffit 100% - (Welsh for 100% Fit)
- Hafod Bedol - (Welsh for Horseshoe Farm/Horseland)
- Jac Russell - (Welsh for Jack Russell)
- Milltir Sgwâr - (Welsh for Square Mile)
- Mosgito - (Welsh for Mosquito)
- Mwy o Stwnsh Sadwrn - (Welsh for More of Saturday 'Stwnsh')
- Pat a Stan - (Welsh for Pat and Stan)
- Peirianhygoel - (Welsh for Amazing Machines)
- Tair Slic - (Welsh for Slick Three)
- Teledu Eddie - (Welsh for Television Eddie)
- Twrw yn y Tŷ - (Welsh for Fight with the House)
- Y Sioe Wyllt - (Welsh for The Wild Show)
- Stwnsh Nôl ar y Ffordd - (Welsh for 'Stwnsh' Back on the Road)
- Stwffio - (Welsh for Stuffed)
- Ffeil - (Welsh for File)
- Gwboi a Twm Twm - (Welsh for Fanboy & Chum Chum)
- SpynjBob Pantsgwâr - (Welsh for SpongeBob SquarePants)
- Oi! Osgar - (Welsh for Oscar's Oasis)
- Byd Rwtsh Dai Potsh - (Welsh for The Rubbish World of Dave Spud)
- Tylwyth Od Timmy - (Welsh for The Fairly OddParents)
The long-running programme Uned 5 (Welsh for Unit 5) was scrapped by S4C to make way for Stwnsh service, although the final episode of Uned 5, was not broadcast until Sunday 30 May 2010, just over a month after the launch of the Stwnsh service.
The Stwnsh website plays a key role in the service. The applications available on this website include; games, series information, and downloading. The website also offers viewers the chance to watch programmes from the Stwnsh service online.
The Stwnsh online service is available in both Welsh and English. The Clic service website is also available in Welsh and English and this website also enables viewers to view subtitles in either Welsh or English.
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