Mark Waters was themain director of photography on the first two series of Torchwood. His series 1 work received a Welsh BAFTA. This made him only the second DP or lighting director — after Ernie Vincze — to have won a mainstream, competitive award for work on a Doctor Who universe show.
In 2009, he moved to The Sarah Jane Adventures. He finally joined the parent programme in 2010, providing his services for a single, two-part story in Matt Smith's first series of Doctor Who.