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Sherlock and Da Vinci's Demons amongst the winners at this year's BAFTA Cymru Awards
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Sherlock and Da Vinci's Demons amongst the winners at this year's BAFTA Cymru Awards

Hit drama series Da Vinci's Demons and the BBC's Sherlock were amongst the recipients of awards at the 2014 BAFTA Cymru awards, hosted last night at Cardiff's Millennium Centre. Highlights of the ceremony were also broadcast live for the first time in the event's history on S4C, the BBC's Welsh language channel.

Now in its 23rd year, the BAFTA Cymru awards celebrates the achievements of Welsh talent in film & television, both for actors and those working behind the scenes.

Co-hosted by various Welsh stars that included The One Show's Alex Jones and Downton Abbey's Tom Cullen, the ceremony saw three awards handed to the BBC's Sherlock, which picked up two craft awards as well as the coveted Best Television Drama award. There were also three awards for drama series Hinterland.

Elsewhere there were also awards for another of the Corporation's flagship series, Doctor Who, which also received a craft award for its behind-the scenes work, while the Best Actor award went to Tom Riley for his starring role in Da Vinci's Demons, a BBC Worldwide production aired on the FOX channel in the UK and the Starz network in the U.S.

Rhian Blythe picked up the Best Actress award for her role in the Welsh school drama series Gwaith, with the award for Best Factual Series going to The Call Centre, a fly-on-the-wall documentary series detailing the internal workings of a customer service centre in Swansea.

Veteran actress Nerys Hughes, best-known for her role in The Liver Birds, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award at last night's ceremony, which also featured perfromances from the likes of singer Kathryn Jenkins, who performed one of the tracks from her upcoming album, Home Sweet Home.

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