Rebecca Trotman has ascended to BAFTA Cymru winning levels for her work on Doctor Who. The editor of Ascension of the Cybermen was one of two people nominated for Doctor Who work this year.
The awards were announced online due to this year’s restrictions imposed as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Ascension of the Cybermen saw the Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), and her companions, Yaz Khan (Mandip Gill), Ryan Sinclair (Tosin Cole), and Graham O’Brien (Bradley Walsh), face up to the consequences of the Doctor’s actions in The Haunting of Villa Diodati. The episode led into the Series 12 finale, The Timeless Children earlier this year.
Also in the Editing catagory was Niven Howie and Stephen Haren for His Dark Materials. The BBC show won multiple Cymru BAFTAs this year. It’s exiting to see Doctor Who go up against another flagship BBC show and come out on top.
Trotman was obviously excited to win and made a short video accepting the award.
Former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies was nominated for Best Writer for Years and Years. He lost out to Kayleigh Llewellyn for In My Skin, a BBC show about the life of a 16 year old girl.
Are there any other categories you think Doctor Who should have got a nomination?
Congratulations to Rebecca!