S4C (Sianel Pedwar Cymru, or Channel 4 Wales) is a television station which has broadcast since 1982. A Welsh-language channel, S4C was the direct result of political lobbying. The Welsh national party, Plaid Cymru, had argued for such a medium to stimulate and protect Welsh in the country. The argument found favour with the incoming Conservative Party in 1979, though the Tories later backed down the following year and it took a hunger strike (by Plaid Cymru’s leader Gwynfor Evans) and many demonstrations to reconvince them. The station broadcasts over twenty hours a week, primarily in peak evening times.

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