BAFTA Cymru win for Velindre: Hospital of Hope
14th October 2019
Velindre – Hospital of Hope took home the BAFTA Cymru for Best Factual Series
Wildflame are extremely proud of everyone involved in this series for this well-deserved win, including our very own Catrin Jones, Llinos Griffin-Williams, Claire Hill and our Creative Partner John Geraint. This series was Produced by Green Bay Media for ITV Wales, prior to them joining forces with Wildflame.
‘I’m thrilled that ‘Velindre: Hospital of Hope’ won the Bafta for best factual series, giving Velindre further recognition for the phenomenal work that they do. Cancer effects so many people in a variety of ways and having a leading cancer centre here in Wales, offering pioneering treatment is incredible. It was a privilege to produce this series and I’m so grateful to all the staff, contributors and their families who allowed us to capture their difficult journeys and trusted us to tell their stories.’ – Catrin Jones, Producer
In her speech, Catrin thanked the staff who work tirelessly at Velindre and extended her gratitude to all of the contributors on the show, saying ‘a big, big, the biggest thank you goes to all of the contributors who allowed us to follow them, it really wasn’t easy for them but they gave over their hearts’ Catrin went on to dedicate the award to Alison, to Rebecca and to Kev, contributors who have unfortunately lost their battle with Cancer.
About the series…
Velindre: Hospital of Hope is a portrait of Velindre Cancer Centre, capturing the human stories behind the cancer statistics and diagnostics.
In this four part series we see first-hand the dedication of the army of staff at Velindre Cancer Centre as they care for their patients. From receptionists to radiographers, clinical psychologists to porters this array of individuals are determined to make the patients’ experience as positive as possible.
Narrated by ITV presenter Ruth Wignall, the series follows the uplifting and emotive stories of the patients as they undergo treatment to the pioneering work of the medical staff. Each 30-minute programme captures the highs and lows inside this very special centre.
Produced for ITV Wales by Green Bay Media, now part of Wildflame Productions