Friday, 20 November 2009

Pobol y Cwm shortlisted for award

Soap opera Pobol y Cwm, produced by BBC Cymru Wales and broadcast on S4C, has been shortlisted at this year’s Mental Health Media Awards. It is up against EastEnders, Doctors, and Hollyoaks in the Soap and Continual TV Drama category.

The nomination is for a storyline in which single mother Nesta, played by Catrin Mara, suffered from post-natal depression.

The Mental Health Media Awards celebrate the best portrayal of mental distress and reporting of mental health in broadcast media and cover a wide range of programmes, including radio and television documentary and drama, young people's media, news and soaps.

According to Series Producer Ynyr Williams:

“It is especially important for us to depict real life and responsibly reflect the true nature of mental health.

“This nomination is a great recognition for Pobol y Cwm and we are very happy to be in such esteemed company.”

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on Tuesday, November 24.


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