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Dr Who sweeps Bafta Cymru board
David Tennant arriving at the ceremony
David Tennant won best actor for his role as the Time Lord
The Doctor Who show has cleaned up at the Bafta Cymru Awards for the second year running, managing to win in eight of 13 nominations.

Actor David Tennant, who plays the Time Lord, won best actor, with lead writer Russell T Davies best screenwriter.

Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood won four gongs including best drama series and best actress for Eve Myles.

Both programmes are made by BBC Wales. Controller Menna Richards said she was "very proud indeed".

Doctor Who's success was even better than last year, when it won five awards.

Its accolades this year included: best lighting director - not camera; best editor; best original music soundtrack; best make-up; best costume, and best director: drama.

Eve Myles arriving at the ceremony
Torchwood's Eve Myles won best actress

Sci-fi thriller Torchwood also picked up best director of photography: drama, and best design.

The programme's success rounded off a night which saw BBC Wales pick up 24 Bafta Cymru Awards - more than any other broadcaster - at the Cardiff International Arena on Saturday.

Documentary series Tribe won two prizes, with Iolo's Welsh Safari awarded two, including best on-screen presenter for Iolo Williams. Coast picked up the award for the best factual programme.

Other BBC Wales winners included Taro Naw in the best current affairs category, and the OB team for its live coverage of the Royal Opening of the Senedd.

Menna Richards added: "Congratulations to all of the winners.

"I'm very proud indeed of the success of all those who've made such wonderful programmes for BBC Wales.

"It's great to see BAFTA Cymru recognising the talents of all those who make programmes of the highest possible standards."




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