Cwis Pop C2



Dafydd Du (2004-07)

Magi Dodd (2007-17)

Glyn Wise (2007-10)

Ifan Sion Davies (2014-18)

Siân Adler (2018)


BBC Radio Cymru, 2004 to 2010

BBC Radio Cymru, 3 October 2014 to 21 December 2018 (5 series)


Midweek quiz segment for Welsh-speaking secondary schools as they test their knowledge on contemporary Welsh music - a straight knockout contest involving 32 schools.

Hosts Magi Dodd (previously, Dafydd Du) and Glyn Wise (yes, the cuddly Welsh-speaking runner-up from Big Brother 7) preside from the studios in Cardiff whilst the two teams take part in their home town live via satellite link-up (well, via phone). They take part in four rounds including Who Am I?, the Karaoke round and the quick fire Guess The Song round.

Passable entertainment for a Wednesday night - except when it was moved to a post-midnight timeslot on Thursdays.

After some years in abeyance, Cwis Pop was revived outside the C2 strand in 2014, and in a more audience-friendly slot at teatime on Friday.


2004: Llangefni Comprehensive School, Llangefni, Anglesey
2005: Penwedig Comprehensive School, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
2006-07: Penwedig Comprehensive School, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
2008-09: Ysgol y Berwyn, Bala, Gwynedd
2009-10: Aron o Ysgol Brynrefail, Llanrug, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

No contest was held for a few years.

2014-15: Brynrefail Plasmawr, Ysgol Brynrefail, Llanrug, Caernarfon, Gwynedd
2015-16: TBC
2016: Ysgol Glan Clwyd, St Asaph
2017: TBC
2018: TBC


Cwis Pop was originally broadcast within BBC Radio Cymru's C2 strand, which was axed in 2016. In later years, it aired as a separate show on Fridays at 6pm.

The title translates as C2 Pop Quiz.

Dafydd Du (real name Dafydd Meredydd) is now the managing editor of Radio Cymru, as part of his role as Head of Welsh Language Services at the BBC.

Magi Dodd also moved behind-the-scenes to become one of Radio Cymru's producers. Sadly, she died in September 2021, at the age of just 44.

Web links

BBC programme page for 2014 revival, in Welsh.

2010 site in Welsh.


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