Nomination for DNA Cymru

The series DNA Cymru for S4C,which I produced for Green Bay Media along with Wynford Jones, has earned a Nomination in the Best Factual Series category of the Celtic Media Festival 20 -22 April.

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This year the venue is Dungarvan, County Waterford, Ireland and there is a fantastic line-up of nominations that I’m already familiar with: blockbusters such as ‘Poldark’, (yes, from Cornwall), and ‘Hinterland’; hard-hitting campaigning single docs such as Michael Sheen’s outstanding ‘Valleys Rebellion’; the inimitable Beti George in the Radio Presenter category (Beti was also one of our three presenters on ‘DNA Cymru’).

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James Dean Bradford and Michael Sheen in ‘Valleys Rebellion’ (Cwmni Da)

But there are many intriguing programmes and films new to me. I intend to see or listen to as many as possible. High on my list is ‘Yr Ymadawiad’, the new ‘supernatural thriller’; BBC Radio Wales’s ‘Jewelsh’ and ‘Siadwel Returns’ plus Chris Morris’s ‘Fog of Sex’ – and those are just from the Welsh list.

I’m aiming at least for  single drama ‘The Truth Commissioner’, BBC Northern Ireland; RTE’s ‘Collusion’ and ‘An Dinaav a rog’hanon’ from Brittany. The Radio shortlist is fascinating. How have I missed all this brilliant stuff?

I’ve been a member of the Festival’s International Jury a couple of times and I have never forgotten the work I encountered during those judging sessions. This year’s judges have a feast to enjoy.

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