AN ISLE of Wight woman is part of a documentary team that triumphed at the British Academy Television Awards (BAFTA) on Sunday (May 8).

Megan Poole from Newport not only rubbed shoulders with stars of the screen and stage on the red carpet but got to hold a coveted winner’s statuette.

A former student of Ryde School, Megan went on to study English Literature BA and Classics MA at Kings College in London.

She is now marketing officer for the Brighton based film company Seventh Art Productions and was present at the awards ceremony to hear the announcement that their documentary ‘My Childhood, My Country – 20 years in Afghanistan’ had won in the Best Single Documentary category.

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The documentary follows one boy over 20 years as he lives his life in one of the most dangerous countries in the world.

Megan, still delighted from the win, said afterwards: “This is such an important documentary that has been 20 years in the making, and to win against such formidable competition is simply incredible.

“We are all over the moon!”

The documentary is available to watch at