1. ITV Report

Distinguished Head of Drama at HTV Wales, Peter Edwards, has died

Peter Edwards, a former Head of Drama at HTV Wales, has died.

He was executive producer of gritty Valleys drama Nuts and Bolts, the twice-weekly serial that ran on HTV Wales between between 1999 and 2002.

He was also director of A Mind to Kill, the 1990s detective drama starring Philip Madoc that was sold to over 90 countries.

Peter Edwards was most recently the co-founder and managing director of Welsh independent production company Barefoot Rascals which produced a number of factual entertainment series for ITV Wales.

During his career, he worked on both Welsh and English language productions.

He was also a launch director on the BBC's EastEnders.

A native of north-east Wales, Peter Edwards was the son of the late actor and writer Meredith Edwards.

Peter Edwards was executive producer of Valleys drama Nuts and Bolts.

Nuts and Bolts became renowned for its accurate portrayal of Valleys life and became a proving ground for Welsh drama talent - Eve Myles, currently in ITV's Victoria, was among the cast members.

The series was awarded The Royal Television Society Award for Best Regional Drama in 1999.

Peter was a giant in the industry and was hugely respected by all those who had the pleasure of working with him both at HTV Wales and later ITV Wales.

Peter will be remembered as a passionate advocate for Welsh drama and for the Welsh independent sector.

Our deepest sympathy goes to his family.

– Jonathan Hill, Joint Acting Head of News and Programmes at ITV Cymru Wales