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Monday, 1 May, 2000, 12:21 GMT 13:21 UK
BBC wins at Welsh Baftas
Nia Roberts
Nia Roberts - winner of the Best Actress Award
BBC Wales has won seven prizes at the annual Bafta Cymru Film and Television awards.

Week in Week Out won in the best current affairs category for A Welcome In The Hillside - an investigation into racism in the south Wales Valleys.

Arts programme The Slate was voted Best Documentary/Drama Documentary for its profile of controversial film director Peter Greenaway.


Winners Bafta Cymru 1999
Best Drama: Human Traffic
Best Drama Series: Tair Chwaer (Three Sisters)
Best Current Affairs: Week In Week Out
Best Magazine/Feature Programme: Y Sioe Gelf (The Culture Show)
Best Documentary Drama: The Slate
Best Light Entertainment: Barry Welsh is Coming
Best Music Programme: Stereophonics Live at Morfa
Best Animation: Canterbury Tales
Best Children, Youth or Schools Programme: Rownd a Rownd
Best Short Film: Edith's Finger
Best Camera - Drama: Human Traffic - David Bennett
Best Camera - Factual: Wales this Week - Barry Davies
Best Sound: Jack of Hearts
Best Editor: Cymru Cyn y Cwpan (Wales Before the Cup) - Dafydd Hunt
Best Lighting Director: Gwyl y Baban 1999 - Tony Yates
Best Design: The Flint Street Nativity - Hayden Pearce
Best Graphics: The Slate - Brian Carroll
Best Costume: Porc Pei - Jilly Thornley
Best Make-Up: Tair Chwaer - Paula Price
Best Live Coverage: Y Clwb Rygbi
Best Screenwriter: Tair Chwaer - Siwan Jones
Best Original Music: The Big Picture - John Rea
Best Director: Human Traffic - Justin Kerrigan
Best Actor: Tair Chwaer: 'Cymer dy Siar' - Dewi Rhys Williams
Best Actress: Lois - Nia Roberts
Best On-Screen Presenter: Cān i Gymru (Song For Wales) - Nia Roberts
Gwyn Alf Williams Award: Cymru 2000 - Yr Athro Merfyn Jones
Special Award: Chris Lawrence

The series, edited by Paul Islwyn Thomas, also won the Best Graphic category with Brian Carroll collecting the prize.

The Stereophonics Live at Morfa, produced by Avanti for BBC Wales, took award for Best Music Programme and The Canterbury Tales, co-produced with S4C, was voted Best Animation.

Drama series Jack of Hearts took the prize for Best Sound with sound men Richard Dyer, Paul Jeffries and Tim Ricketts receiving the award.

The Award for Best Original Music went to The Big Picture, the series on Welsh art, produced for BBC Wales by Element Productions.

The ninth awards ceremony was attended by 1,300 guests with Ioan Gruffudd, Colin Jackson, Tim Vincent, Julien McDonald and First Secretary Rhodri Morgan presenting the awards.

Guests at the gala event were treated to a millennium-style spectacle of pyrotechnics, special effects and giant concert screens.

Bafta Cymru director Gethin While said he was pleased to see Welsh productions making headway in the competitive entertainment world.

"We seem to be on the way to cracking the nut of selling programmes in international markets, raising finance and giving a wider public than our own a taste of our culture and values," said Mr While.

"Many of the nominations indicate a trend towards a mixture of media, heralding the way for more focus on interactivity and new broadcast media."

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