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Welsh indies Chwarel and Cwmni Da are to co-produce the Welsh-language version of Gogglebox coming to S4C.

The producers won a competitive tender to make the 11 x 60-minute series with creator Studio Lambert, a contract valued at £770,000.

Chwarel is best known for C4's The Great House Giveaway, while Cwni Da's shows include S4C doc Gareth Jones: Swimming Home and a pair of Welsh-language docs for Amazon Prime.

The series, Gogglebocs Cymru, will air in November.

Meanwhile, factual producer and government investment strategist Nerys Evans has become head of Bafta Cymru.

Evans, who has worked in current affairs and factual at S4C, ITV and the BBC, will be charged with delivering a new film and TV strategy for Wales, focusing on sustainable inclusivity and accessibility, identifying and supporting talent and promoting the best output.

Evans is managing director of immersive technology-oriented start-up Hidden Narratives.

She also recently helped deliver £120m of government investment into the creative industries as strategy executive of Innovate UK.

In that role, Evans helped to generate £210m of co-investment in three years.

She previously worked with the University of Wales to secure funding for Canolfan S4C Yr Egin, a bilingual creative centre that is now home to S4C and indies including the Welsh offshoots of Boom and Whisper.

As a producer, Evans’ credits include BBC2’s Keeping Britain Alive  (The Garden Productions) and six series of ITV’s Welsh air ambulance access series Helimeds.

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