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The BBC is stepping up its commitment to Welsh production with a three-year agreement to commission documentaries, dramas and comedies from the nation.

A Memorandum of Understanding, signed by the BBC and Creative Wales, establishes a framework to allow Wales “flourish and grow” as a “centre of creative energy,” said BBC director-general Tim Davie, who unveiled the agreement alongside deputy minister for arts and sport Dawn Boden.

The partnership includes support and training for TV production as well as a commitment to commission shows for the BBC, with a view to forging a long-term collaboration that ensures a sustainable Welsh TV sector.

It builds on an established partnership in which Creative Wales invested in BBC1 crime drama The Pact, which aired earlier this year.

Creative Wales is also backing a BBC3/BBC Wales initiative for Welsh producers to pitch for factual shows aimed that reflect the life experiences of 16-24 year-olds.

Welsh indies have pitched more than 60 ideas since submissions opened in November and Davie announced that Boom Cymru has become the first to win a commission with Hot Cakes, a series following the young entrepreneurs behind a Cardiff-based insta-bakery.

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