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Britain is no longer a country nor Wales a nation and say “Farewell” to an old BBC TV comedy producer called Gareth Gwenlan

Gareth Gwenlan, who grew up without a father in a backwater farming community in South Wales and triumphed at the heart of the world of comedy in BBC TV has died at the age of 79.

What you possibly didn’t know about Gareth, that he :

* was born Brecon, Powys two years before the outbreak of the Second World War in 1937, where his father, a teacher, died when he was 2 years old, and as a boy learned to think on his feet, having been brought up by his mother, also a teacher, on his grandparents’ farm in Cefn Coed, a small community on the north western edge of Merthyr Tydfil County Borough in South Wales and also acquired his life long love of horses.* when he was 11 in 1948…

Source: Britain is no country for old men: Britain is no longer a country nor Wales a nation and say “Farewell” to an old BBC TV comedy producer called Gareth Gwenlan

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