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April , 2006

S4C BAFTA CYMRU AWARDS

S4C programmes won 13 awards at Saturday night’s Bafta Cymru ceremony including Best Editor, which was awarded posthumously to Wendy Richards, who died last year, for the drama series Con Passionate (Apollo).

The acclaimed Gwyn Alf Williams Award – given to the documentary that contributes most to the understanding of Welsh history – was won by a BBC Cymru Wales production for S4C, Gwynfor Yr Aelod Dros Gymru, a portrait of the late Gwynfor Evans.The acclaimed Gwyn Alf Williams Award – given to the documentary that contributes most to the understanding of Welsh history – was won by a BBC Cymru Wales production for S4C, Gwynfor Yr Aelod Dros Gymru, a portrait of the late Gwynfor Evans.

Popeth yn Gymraeg (Cwmni Da) which saw poet Ifor ap Glyn travel the length and breadth of Wales completing a series of challenges without once using English, won the Best Feature Programme award.

The moving documentary Nôl i Ethiopia (ITV Wales), presented by journalist Tweli Griffiths who returned to Ethiopia to look for a young child he first met twenty years ago when reporting on the famine, won the award for Best Current Affairs.

Documentary Codi Angor (Fresh Catch) which charted the unusual married life of Siân Roderick and Ray Lein, won the award for Best Original Music Soundtrack.

S4C’s youth magazine show Uned 5 (Antena) won two awards, for Best Youth Programme and for Best Newcomer, which went to presenter Mari Lovgreen. A colourful website for the pre-school series Meees (Cynhyrchiadau Ceidiog), recently sold to Arabic channel al-Jazeera, won the award for Best New Media – TV or Film Related.

Jonathan (Avanti for BBC Cymru Wales), the irreverent rugby chat show hosted by Jonathan Davies, won the award for Best Light Entertainment. The award for Best Live Coverage/OB Team went to Y Clwb Rygbi Cymru v Iwerddon Wales v Ireland, produced by BBC Cymru Wales.

Music film Y Lleill – The Others (Crymi) won the award for Best Film. The award for Best Sound went to S4C’s coverage of Bryn Terfel’s Faenol Festival in Gala Operatig Gŵyl y Faenol (IMG), while the award for Best Lighting Director – Not Camera went to Nadolig Aled (Presentable Productions), S4C’s flagship Christmas Day entertainment show.

Iona Jones, S4C’s Chief Executive, says, “These awards represent the creative strength of both the independent sector and our partners at BBC Cymru Wales, across a range of different genres. I thank them and S4C staff for ensuring success at this year’s Bafta Cymru awards."

FULL LIST OF S4C BAFTA CYMRU AWARDS