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Pen Talar, Rhydycaeau, Tywi Valley, 10 year old Defi Lewis home and the centre of his universe. The perfect, Arcadian childhood - blissful innocence. But a darkness lurks on the horizon that will change his life forever. On the day of JFKs assassination Defi and his best friend Doug witness their own atrocity - the death of innocence of the entire Western world de-marking the death of theirs. Theyre fate is sealed, blood brothers forever bound by a horrible secret.
An epic odyssey, a sweeping state of the nation, this 9 x 60 series visits them at different turning points in their political and emotional development, from that fateful November day in 1962, through the decades to 2010, and everything in between.
From the student riots of the late 60s, the social upheaval and Thatcherism of the 70s and 80s, through the swinging nineties to today, this is an exhilarating, defiant kaleidoscope of collective memory that for some is a tale of paradise lost, for others the hope of a paradise ...