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Felicity Evans
Felicity Evans - presenter

Welsh politics is changing fast and the job of the Politics Show team in Wales is to keep you up to date about every twist and turn.

The programme comes from Cardiff Bay and it's natural that much of our attention is directed at what's happening in the Welsh Assembly.

But it's a big mistake to think that what happens in Parliament doesn't affect us which is why you'll find us giving airtime to Welsh MPs and Peers as well as assessing the impact of UK politics as it affects Wales.

We welcome your thoughts and suggestions for stories. You can contact us via the e-mail form below.

Felicity Evans - Presenter

Felicity is originally from Ebbw Vale, but grew up in Manchester and studied law at Oxford University with the intention of becoming a barrister.

She says "Shortly after this I realised that money isn't everything and to prove it started working for the BBC. I returned to Wales for a post graduate journalism course at Cardiff University and was soon doing shifts in the newsroom at BBC Wales."

Since then she's worked as a presenter on TV and radio - and has covered all the major news stories in the past decade for BBC Wales from the death of Diana, Princess of Wales to the devolution referendum to the resignation of Tony Blair.

She say her interests include books, films and bees: "Not necessarily in that order. Obviously I'm happiest when interviewing someone who's written a book about a film about bees."

Mark Palmer - Producer

As well as producing The Politics Show, Mark also produces AMPM - BBC2 Wales' twice weekly political programme.

Originally from Salisbury in Wiltshire, Mark credits his start in journalism to the punk band Stiff Little Fingers and the fanzines for them that he spent his teenage years creating.

A reluctant supporter of Southampton Football Club, Mark can also now be found cheering on Cardiff Blues rugby club - he says "it's nice to support a team that actually wins something!".

Heather Meurig - Director

As well making sure the Politics Show Wales happens every Sunday, Heather also directs Dragon's Eye and other BBC political programmes such as CF99 and AMPM.

Outside of the weekly output, Heather is regularly at the helm of the coverage of major events such as the Eisteddfod, party conferences and Children In Need.

John Cooper - Online Journalist

John is responsible for the online efforts of The Politics Show Wales team.

In the past, he's worked for MPs and charities, currently, as well as working on The Politics Show, you can also see him reporting on various BBC Wales programmes including AMPM.

Mark Hannaby - Reporter

Mark Hannaby
Mark Hannaby interviews Plaid Cymru politician, Rhodri Glyn Jones

Mark was born and grew up in Wrexham where he began his career in journalism as a reporter on the Evening Leader newspaper before joining ITV Wales.

Now at the BBC, he is our Video Journalist which means we send him off across Wales each week, filming and editing his own reports.

Outside politics, Mark's interest include literature, cinema and music, especially rock n' roll.

John Stevenson - Reporter

John is our man in the North keeping a close eye on events across the region from his base in Bangor.

Like the rest of the reporting team, he contributes to the full range of BBC Wales political programmes such as the Welsh-language show Maniffesto and Dragon's Eye.

His spare-time interest in archaeology has thrown up a number of stories when the politics of the present collide with the preservation of the past.

Bethan James - Reporter

Bethan James
Bethan James

Bethan is our woman in Westminster with a front row seat at the Palace of Varieties. As BBC Wales' Parliamentary producer and video journalist, Bethan reports on any conspiracy, consensus or conflict at the Commons.

Following some intrepid trips to Colombia, Bethan joined BBC Wales' political team over three years ago and has worked for all our political programmes in Welsh and English as well as for our daily news programmes on radio and television.

Bethan has also filmed, edited and narrated a documentary programme which was transmitted on Holocaust Memorial Day, 2006.

Politics Show

Join Felicity on Politics Show on Sundays at Noon on BBC One.

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