S4C is pleased to announce that Gwenllian Gravelle has been appointed as the channel's new Drama Commissioner. Gwenllian is currently on secondment with Vox Pictures from BBC Wales's Drama Department. She is the producer of Un Bore Mercher / Keeping Faith – S4C and the BBC's hugely successful drama series.
In a career of over a quarter of a century, Gwenllian has produced a variety of dramas including Pobol y Cwm, Casualty, Under Milk Wood and a number of live events including Cardiff Singer of the World.
Originally from Cardiff, she studied Communications at Bangor Normal College and she secured a job with the BBC's drama department very shortly afterwards.
S4C's Content Commissioner Amanda Rees has welcomed Gwenllian's appointment: "It is great to be able to welcome Gwenllian to join our commissioning team after a successful career with BBC Cymru's drama department. She will bring with her a wealth of experience of producing a variety of dramas. She has a strong understanding of the sector and it is great that she has played such a key part in some of the channel's most successful dramas. I very much look forward to welcoming her."
Gwenllian Gravelle said: "I'm really looking forward to joining S4C's commissioning team. It is an exciting time for Welsh drama, with so many high-quality productions such as Bang, Craith and Un Bore Mercher having been created in Wales recently. I want to build on this success by bringing challenging, original and innovative content to S4C viewers."
Gwenllian will begin her new post in June 2019.