Sports Documentaries Panel

Sports Documentaries Panel

Tuesday, 7 February, 2023


Pendyris Street
CF11 6QP
United Kingdom
Phone: 029 2023 5555
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An illustrious panel joins us for this very special panel event at Tramshed Tech, Cardiff on 7 February.

The TV Sports Documentary genre is enjoying a golden age across the world, with all broadcasters and content platforms commissioning a continuous flow of new programmes in this area; historical, observational, investigative or more traditional profiles, Sports Docs are everywhere you look. 

And the genre has exploded in Wales too, with the S4C, BBC and ITV schedules all bursting with feature length one-off sports stories and docu-series, plus many of our Indies have been busy making docs for network channels and the streaming platforms.

On 7 February 2023 we'll hold a Sports Documentary Panel event, presented in partnership with Tramshed Tech and Whisper Cymru. It features programme makers and decision makers from BBC Wales, ITV Wales, S4C and several leading Welsh Indies, including: 

Carolyn Hitt
BBC Cymru Wales' Editor of BBC Radio Wales and Sport stepped into her new role in the summer of 2022. As an independent producer, Carolyn had a creative relationship with Radio Wales for more than 20 years, producing live daily and weekend strands, documentaries, factual series and comedy shows. She combined her broadcasting career with written journalism, contributing to The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and numerous magazines and for 30 years was The Western Mail’s award-winning weekly columnist.

Carys Owens 
Managing Director of Whisper Cymru talking about their hit documentary “Two Sides” a behind the scenes three-parter which premiered on ITV Network in 2022 and focused on the recent Lions Tour of South Africa. Whisper's acclaimed single doc, “Game Changers” told the story of Wales’ first ever professional female rugby players.

Julian Carey
Julian is a Commissioning Editor at BBC Cymru Wales, and is responsible for a wide range of content including series like A Killing In Tiger Bay, Slammed and Wonders of the Celtic Deep, as well as single documentaries like Gareth Thomas: HIV and Me, Heroes of Helmand, and The Merthyr Mermaid. He has a long career in production as an award-winning radio and television producer. He returned to the BBC Wales in 2016 after working in development and production in the indie sector, and making series for a number of broadcasters as well as the BBC.

Joseff Morgan 
An exciting new film-maker whose recent ITV documentary “The Race To Be Me” told the story of elite Welsh cyclist Emily Bridges, a trans athlete fighting for the right to represent her country. Joseff also worked on the recent “Cheer Am Byth” series for S4C following a group of Welsh cheerleaders.

Rahim Mastafa 
An experienced factual editor who last year made the BBC Three rugby documentary “Ruck Stars”  featuring young academy rugby players looking to become the future stars of Welsh rugby

Nathan Blake 
Director of Jams and MrB, BAFTA-nominated presenter and Welsh football icon talking about his recent film which follows the story of his uncle Clive Sullivan, a rugby league legend and the first black player to captain Great Britain in any sport.

Ceri Barnett 
Director of Barn Media, the team behind the incredible “Together Stronger” documentary, a 3 part BBC network and iPlayer hit which told the story of Wales’ journey to the Football World Cup. Ceri was also the Exec on S4C’s fly on the wall documentary following young players at Swansea City looking to become professional footballers.

Please register for this event, which is free of charge and open to RTS Members and the general public.

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