I met Rhodri Morgan's big brother Prys at the National Eisteddfod yesterday. Lovely chap. Told us about his family history.
He said the MP Tom Ellis once described an old relative of theirs as the finest political speaker outside the House of Commons.
Morgan senior said he gave Rhodri these gentle words of advice when he was a very nervous newly-elected MP: "'For God's sake,' I said. 'Pull yourself together. Remember what Tom Ellis said'. That gave him a lot of confidence when he went into the House for the first time."