Catrin Nye to present new debate programme BBC The Hour

Catrin Nye will head-up a new current affairs debate programme on BBC Wales called The Hour

At a time of momentous change for Wales, The Hour will focus on some of the major issues shaping the Welsh and UK political agenda. The debates will be set in the round, with members of the public, politicians and experts sitting side by side as they explore each subject.

The Hour, a monthly programme, will travel to locations across Wales – starting in the GS Yuasa factory in Ebbw Vale on 30th October.

Nye will be joined by Reporter Steffan Powell, who will provide additional analysis and bring social media into the studio discussion. Glanaman-born Powell is a reporter with Radio 1’s Newsbeat.

The Hour is produced for BBC Wales by Avanti Media. The production team will be led by Avanti Media Creative Director, Neil Grant, whose credits include Panorama and Dispatches, Clare Hudson - the former Head of English Language Programmes at BBC Wales - as well as the former Head of News and Current Affairs at ITV Wales, Elis Owen.