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Kwadjo Dajan Wins the Break-Through Talent Award in 2012

9 May 2012
Neil McKay picks up the BAFTA for Break-Through Talent on behalf of Kwadjo Dajan who was unable to pick up the Award in person. Kwadjo won the Award as co-producer on Appropriate Adult.BAFTA / Brian Ritchie

Discover how the up-and-coming talents nominated in the Break-Through category first broke into the television industry.

Kwadjo Dajan was awarded the Break-Through Talent Award at the Television Craft Awards. This BAFTA recognises emerging talent in any part of the behind-the-camera production process. It is designed to reward those who have made a significant impact, for the first time, in the creation of a television programmes.

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Meet the Break-Through Talents...

Bafta Guru Rgb Pos Lge Transparent We asked each of the 2012 nominees to answer key questions about how they first broke into the TV industry. Click through from each of the names below to read their individual interviews on BAFTA Guru.
Kwadjo Dajan

WINNER: Kwadjo DajanBAFTA mask

Kwadjo Dajan is co-producer of Appropriate Adult, a factual drama telling the story of Gloucester housewife Janet Leach who helped solve the crimes of Fred and Rosemary West.

Find out more about Kwadjo's career...
Kwadjo Dajan Interview on BAFTA Guru >

I’ve always been fascinated by the way in which the art of storytelling could challenge, inspire or transport people from one reality to another.

The Nominees...

Stefan Golaszewski

Stefan Golaszewski

Stefan Golaszewski is the writer of Him & Her, the BBC sitcom that follows the unromantic love life of co-habiting couple Steve and Becky.

Find out more about Stefan's career...
Stefan Golaszewski Interview on BAFTA Guru >

I did lots of live comedy at university. Thankfully, no evidence of it exists.

Tom Basden

Tom Basden

Tom Basden is the writer of Fresh Meat, a comedy drama that follows a group of six students as they embark upon their painfully hilarious university careers.

Find out more about Tom's career...
Tom Basden Interview on BAFTA Guru >

You spend a lot of time on your own as a writer, so it’s important to really love the stuff you’re writing.

Clare Johns

Clare Johns

Clare Johns is producer/director of The Truth About Adoption (Panorama) which addresses the question, 'why does it take so long to complete a permanent adoption in the UK?'

Find out more about Clare's career...
Clare Johns Interview on BAFTA Guru >

There have been many people who have helped me along the way; these relationships are critical and long lasting.