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Last Updated: Saturday, 24 April, 2004, 20:06 GMT 21:06 UK
Bafta winners celebrate awards
Donna Edwards won best actress for her role in Belonging
Donna Edwards won best actress for her role in Belonging
BBC Wales has scooped an unprecedented 14 awards at the 13th annual Bafta Cymru Film and TV awards in Cardiff.

The series Belonging took three of the coveted Bafta Cymru masks, and became the first drama series to win awards in three separate years.

Belonging claimed the best drama accolade for the third time, as well as best actress for Donna Edwards and best director for Euros Lyn.

The gritty drama, with storylines which reflect the highs and lows of working-class life, is set in the fictional village of Bryncoed, in the south Wales valleys.

BBC news anchor Huw Edwards won the best onscreen presenter award for the hit series The Story of Welsh, which also lifted the Gwyn Alf Williams Award.

BBC news anchor Huw Edwards won the best onscreen presenter award
The BBC's Huw Edwards won the best onscreen presenter award

Cartoon Bobinogs was handed the Best Children's Programme award, while the BBC Wales drama Hearts of Gold, a bitter-sweet love story set in the 1930s which was shown on BBC One last autumn, picked up awards for both costume and sound.

S4C's CNEX won the best light entertainment programme title, and Sion a Sian was named best film.

The winner in the best actor category was Ryland Teifi for S4C's Fondue, Rhyw A Deinosors(Fondue, Sex and Dinosaurs).

BBC Wales productions for network television also fared well.

The Current Affairs award went to the BBC Wales Panorama programme Fair Cops; BBC Singer of the World in Cardiff won the best live coverage award; and So What Do You Do All Day? was named Best Magazine Programme.

Saturday's ceremony was the 13th annual Bafta awards, and was held at Cardiff International Arena.


Prize-winner Huw Edwards returned home to Wales to play host, and among the 1,000 guests were Rob Brydon, Charlie Brooks, Daniel Evans, Katherine Jenkins, Jeremy Bowen and Rakie Ayola.

Chair of Bafta Cymru, Glenda Jones, said it was "crucially important" that the growing talent of television and media was celebrated in Wales.

"You see the Welsh faces in network programmes, as well as beyond," she told BBC Radio Wales.

"Wales' talents are seen in the UK and even wider."

The ceremony will be broadcast on BBC2 Wales on Monday, 26 April.

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