BBC Wales' Bafta Cymru success
Wales has enjoyed another
year of phenomenal success at the Bafta Cymru awards,
the industry awards for television and film in Wales, which were
held at Cardiff International Arena on Saturday (22 April
BBC Wales programmes went home with 18 Bafta Cymru awards at the ceremony which was hosted by Sian
Williams and Rhodri Ogwen Williams.
The main winner of the evening was BBC Wales' Doctor Who which was awarded five accolades - for Best Drama Series, Best Director of Drama, Best Director of Photography, Best Costume and Best Make Up.
Swansea-born lead writer and executive producer of Doctor Who, Russell
T Davies, was awarded the prestigious Siân Phillips Award - given to a Welshman or woman who has made an outstanding contribution to either a feature film or network television programme.
Also flying the flag for BBC Wales drama was Dad which
scooped awards for Best Design and Best Screenwriter.
BBC Wales' Factual department was also flying high on the night. Documentary series Tribe scooped three awards with Bruce
Parry taking home the accolade for Best On-Screen Presenter, with awards also being given for Best Director and Best Graphics/Titles.
Flying with Kites made the grade in the Best Documentary
and Best Camera: Not Drama categories, with the Gwyn Alf Williams
Award going to Gwynfor: Yr Aelod Dros Gymru.
Another category in which BBC Wales took the laurels was in the Best New Media Not TV or Film Related, with Dance
Mat Typing beating off the stiff competition. And the Best Animation went to Colin
Other BBC Wales winners on the night were Y Clwb Rygbi in the Best Live/OB Team category, Jonathan in the Best Light Entertainment Category and World
Religions taking home the accolade in the Best Children's Programme category.
Clare Hudson, Head of Programmes (English) at BBC Wales, said: "Our success in
the year's Bafta Cymru awards is a reflection of the great range of extraordinary
talent and skill of the people who make programmes for BBC Wales.
"It's great to see so much inspirational work, across craft, production, and
presentation - in Welsh and English - recognised by Bafta.
"And we are thrilled
that the spectacular contribution made by Russell T Davies to television
over the past few years has won him such a very special award.
"This is wonderful news for BBC Wales and many congratulations to all those