Lliwiau/Colours TV programmes on S4C presented by Osi Rhys Osmond


Lliwiau is a series of 6 visually-stunning TV programmes  about colour, presented by Osi Rhys Osmond, broadcast  in Welsh on S4C…the programmes were broadcast again in February this year.Lliwiau website: http://www.s4c.co.uk/ffeithiol/e_lliwiau.shtml

Abstract from Lliwiau website:

‘A three-month old baby sees the world in black and white. Red excites us, while pink has a calming effect.

These are some of the colourful facts revealed by artist, Osi Rhys Osmond, in this visually-stunning series which combines science, psychology, history and art.

In the six-part documentary series, shot in High Definition format in countries throughout the world, Osi looks at how colours are made, their meanings in different cultures and how they affect us.

According to Osi, from Llansteffan, “Colour is the basis of my craft – I talk through colour – I speak through colour, I use colour to express myself and convey my ideas.”

During the series, Osi will discover that colour goes beyond the world of art and that it has inspired some of the world’s greatest thinkers over the centuries.

He’ll be trying to understand the exact meaning of colour and meeting some people who suggest that colour doesn’t exist at all!

In the company of Professor Gwyn Thomas, Osi will discover that colour and light are at the root of some of the world’s oldest civilisations and Professor Deri Tomos will reveal more about the influence of colours on some of the greatest scientific discoveries.

We’ll also find out how animals see colour. Why do cats and dogs see the world in blue and yellow and bees see everything in ultra violet?’