Spotlight turned on £6m revamp at historic house in Llanelli
TV viewers across Wales are about to see how one of Llanelli's oldest buildings has been transformed over the last 10 years thanks to over £6m funding.
Flamboyant presenter and designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, who backed the restoration of Llanelly House from the start of the project, will guide BBC Wales viewers around the property now it has opened to the public.
The TV programme comes after two recent documentaries whch focused on drugs in the town and which provoked criticism for their portrayal of Llanelli.
Llewelyn-Bowen championed Llanelly House when it first appeared on the BBC's Restoration programme in 2003.
The story of the restoration will be told in a special documentary on BBC Two Wales tonight at 7pm.
Llewelyn-Bowen said: "When I first saw this place it was rubble, completely derelict, it was a write-off.
"But now, surrounded by this charming recreated 18th Century luxury, it feels like something lovely and warm and personal has been achieved."
The documentary will show the detective work that has gone in to piecing together the history of the house, along with the team scraping back layers of paint to reveal the original decoration scheme.
Llewelyn-Bowen added: "This is the longest restoration project I've ever followed.
"Llanelly House is grade one listed for a good reason — it's the finest Georgian townhouse in Wales and it's just fantastic to see it restored to something like its former glory."