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BAFTA Cymru

Best design

Won jointly with

Jane Roberts

For

HEDD WYN

Martin Morley

A Life in Theatre & Television Design

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Where possible I have given photo credits. For those I have over looked I hope I have not given offence. Most of the rehearsal photos are my own taken with a simple point and shoot camera.

In 1985, more by luck than planning, I turned my attention to television design. S4C had recently started and a great deal of the production activity took place in and around Caernarfon. My first efforts were a series of Almanac programmes for Filmiau’r Nant. They were an excellent grounding in (to me) a new craft: half hour period drama docs, filmed in five days and prepared for about the same time. These led to more drama work, first ‘Deryn’, again for Filmiau’r Nant and then ‘Minafon’ for Ffilmiau’r Eryri. They were long running contemporary series shot mainly on location,or in custom adapted empty buildings. After those the work mushroomed and theatre work settled down to about one production a year. Television work increased in variety and by the early to mid 90s encompassed ‘Jeux Sans Frontieres’ for the EBU / Ffilmiau’r Nant and the award winning film ‘Hedd Wyn’ for Pendefig, for which Jane Roberts and I received a BAFTA Cymru for Best Design. Studio work followed with ‘Magdalen’, a youth musical produced by Filmiau’r Bont and a variety of other programmes.


My television work as always been for S4C productions and usually drama series. Apart from ‘Hedd Wyn’  there were other films., namely, ‘Gwynfyd’  and ‘Oed yr Addewid’, directed by Emlyn Williams and produced by Ffilmiau’r Nant, and ‘Mynydd Grug’ for Llun y Felin. For Ffilmiau Eryri: the dramas ‘A55’, ‘Cerddwn Ymlaen’ and most recently ‘Tipyn o Stad’, and the studio sitcom ‘Naw Tan Naw’. In 2010 I thought I had designed my last TV production: a sit com set in a pub: ‘Ista’nbwl’. The brief was to design it in such away that the viewers would think it was shot on location.

I came out of retirement this year, 2015, to design a new courtroom drama series for S4C / Rondo: ‘Dimond y Gwir’ - Nothing but the Truth.

    


My most recent work was another sit com, this time for Rondo: ‘Ista’nbwl’. This was set in a pub and

Production

Category

Production Company

Producer

Director

Year

Almanacs

Drama Doc series

Ffilmiau’r Nant

Wil Aaron

Wil Aaron / Alun Ffred Jones / Robin Evans

1985

Deryn

Drama Series

Ffilmiau’r Nant

Alun Ffred Jones

Alun Ffred Jones

1986

Barbarossa

Drama series

Ffilmiau’r Ty Gwyn

Gareth Wyn Jones

Gareth Wyn Jones

1988

Minafon 2 - 5

Drama Series

Filmiau Eryri

Norman Williams

Dennis Pritchard Jones  and Gwennan Sage

1985 - 1989

Tydi Bwyd yn Boen

Drama Series

Ffilmiau Eryri

Norman Williams

Gwennan Sage

1989

Dihiroid Dyfed

Drama Doc

Pendefig

Paul Turner

Paul Turner

1990

Hedd Wyn (co-designer with Jane Roberts

Film

Pendefig

Paul Turner

Paul Turner

1992

Gwynfyd

Film

Nant

Alan Ffred Jones

Emlyn Williams

1992

Jeux Sans Frontieres

Game show

Ffilmiau’r Nant / EBU

Susan Waters

Robin Evans

1993 & 1994

Giamocs 2

Sketches

Madfall

Dylan Huws

Dylan Huws

1995

Magdalen

Youth Musical

Ffilmiau’r Bont

Angharad Annwyl

Dafydd Roberts

1995?

Papuratzi

Topical sketch show

Nant

Susan Waters & Robin Evans


1995

A55 series 1 & 3

Drama Series

Ffilmiau Eryri

Norman Williams

Pennant Roberts & Eurwyn Williams

1994 &1996

Y Dylluan Wen

Film

Nant

Alun Ffred Jones

Alun Ffred Jones

1996

Y Sioe Gelf (model for titles)

Art programme

Y Sioe Gelf

Dylan Huws


1996

Y Mynydd Grug

Film

Llun y Felin

Dyfan Roberts

Angie Roberts

1997

Cario

drama

Ffilmiau Eryri

Norman Williams


1997

Dilyn Ddoe etc

3 x drama docs

Nant

Wil Aaron

Wil Aaron

1998

Cerddwn Ymlaen  1&2

Drama series

Ffilmiau Eryri

Norman Williams

Eurwyn Williams

1998 & 1999

Passport

Game show

Nant

Susan Waters

Robin Evans

2000

Oed yr Addewid

Film

Nant

Alun Ffred Jones

Emlyn Williams

2000

Ar Noson fel Heno

Christmas programme

Nant

Susan Waters

Robin Evans

2000

BBC Rap Awards

Award ceremony

BBC Radio Wales



2001

Bob a’I Fam

Light drama

Tonfedd Eryri

Norman Williams

Gwyn Hughes Jones

2001

Porc Peis Bach 2&3

Young persons drama series

Cambrnsis

Wynford Ellis Owen

Hugh Thomas

2001

Naw Tan Naw

Sit Com

Tonfedd Eryri

Norman Williams

Clive Harpwood

2002

Emyn Roc a Rol 2

Drama Series

Tonfedd Eryri

Norman Williams

Eurwyn Williams


Llyfr Du

URDD Eisteddfod opening concert

Hanner Hanner


Cefin Roberts

2007

Gelert (Designed backgrounds)

Animated film

Griffilms

Hywel Griffiths

Hywel Griffiths

2007

Noson Ola’r Prom

URDD Eisteddfod opening concert

Hanner Hanner


Mei Jones

2008

Tipyn o Stad 2 - 7

Drama series

Tonfedd / Cwmni Da

Pauline Williams

Various

2001 - 2008

Ista’nbwl

Sit Com

Rondo

Robin Evans

Sion Humphreys

2008

Dimond y Gwir

Court Room Drama series

Rondo

Susan Waters

Various

2015

Hedd Wyn