Series 11 of Doctor Who may feel a long time ago now but its 2018 transmission makes it eligible for this year’s BAFTA Cymru awards. As you’d probably expect from the name, this particular set of gongs recognises excellence in Welsh TV, film, and games.
Jodie Whittaker’s debut run as the Doctor has attracted 4 nominations: in the Actress category for the show’s new star; Production Design for Arwel Wyn Jones (his 7th nomination); for the team responsible for Special and Visual Effects; and for Television Drama.
It’s a healthy tally for the series which has a strong track record at the awards. Recent years have mainly seen Doctor Who recognised in the technical categories so wins in the Actress or Drama categories would doubtless be celebrated all the more by the production team.
Notable competition for Whittaker in the acting category comes from Sian Gibson for the hit Peter Kay comedy Car Share. Elsewhere in the nominations, Michael Sheen gets a nod for Netflix drama Apostle.
A special mention must also go to Russell T Davies, nominated in the Writer category for A Very English Scandal, his mini-series about British politician Jeremy Thorpe’s fall from grace.
The BAFTA Cymru awards will be presented on October 13th at St David’s Hall, Cardiff. Should you wish to follow the ceremony and see if Doctor Who gets to take home any statues it will be live streamed on Facebook and YouTube.