Double Bafta Win for The Story of Wales

30th September 2013

 

There was double delight for Green Bay at the 2013 British Academy Cymru Awards as "The Story of Wales" scooped two of the top prizes.

The awards were announced last night at glittering ceremony held at the Wales Millennium Centre.

The First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones took to the stage to present the Gwyn Alf Williams Award to Phil George and John Geraint of Green Bay.

The accolade is given to commemorate an historian who was one of our most charismatic thinkers. It goes to a programme or series which has contributed to the understanding and appreciation of the history of Wales.

Carwyn Jones said that "The Story of Wales" was a series of "remarkable programmes" which represented "an outstanding achievement delivering Welsh history to a wide audience in an attractive, entertaining and accessible way. The programme makers used dramatic reconstructions and computer generated imagery to show the country in ways it has never been seen before."

The First Minister quoted the Bafta Jury of leading historians and broadcasters as affirming that "this series will in its own right become a lasting work of reference for future generations."

Earlier, Huw Edwards collected the Bafta Cymru Award for Best Presenter for his work on "The Story of Wales".

He said "Opportunities to present a series like this come around for a presenter once in a lifetime. I was incredibly fortunate to be asked to do it. The biggest thanks of all is to Green Bay, a company I have worked with for over 10 years now, always setting - under Phil George and John Geraint - the highest possible standards. Diolch arbennig iawn i gwmni Green Bay am eu gwaith trwyadl o'r safon uchaf posib."

The ceremony is available to watch online at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0S9ktQGxRc

The two awards are featured at 1.36.54 -1.41.30 and 2.27.05 - 2.34.02

A great night for Green Bay!

Photos Courtesy of BAFTA Cymru / Huw John 

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