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Bafta TV craft awards: BBC London Olympics coverage takes two

29 April 2013 4:18 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Other double winners include BBC2 Shakespeare drama Hollow Crown and BBC1's drama hit Call The Midwife

The BBC's coverage of the London Olympics was a double winner at the Bafta TV craft awards on Sunday night, with a third award for Channel 4's Paralympics programmes.

Double winners included BBC2 Shakespeare drama Hollow Crown and BBC1's Sunday night drama hit Call The Midwife, for which Philipa Lowthorpe became the first woman to win the best direction prize in the awards' 13-year history.

Julia Davis won the comedy writing prize for Sky Atlantic's Hunderby while Sally Wainwright picked up the drama writing prize for BBC1's Last Tango In Halifax.

Bafta TV craft awards – full list of winners

Special award

Hamish Hamilton

Breakthrough talent

Tim Whitnall (Writer) – Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story

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Costume design

Sheena NapierParade's End

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British Academy Television Craft Awards 2013: BAFTA Winners Announced!

28 April 2013 1:07 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

They’re the wonderful people that do all the work behind-the-scenes, that make the television come to life before your eyes and without these wonderful ladies and gentlemen, well, it would all be a little sparse! Tonight was their annual awards at the British Academy Television Craft Awards, which was hosted by Stephen Mangan at The Brewery in London. Other presenters included Russell Tovey, Dawn O’Porter, Anne Reid, James Martin, Meera Syal and Mary Beard.

London 2012 triumphed on the night with three Awards. The London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isle Of Wonder won Director: Multi-Camera sponsored by The Farm La, London 2012 Olympic Games: Super Saturday picked up the Award in the Sound: Factual category and Channel 4 Paralympics was awarded for Digital Creativity sponsored by Brightcove.

Two BAFTAs apiece were also awarded to: Amish: A Secret Life for Editing: Factual sponsored by G-Technology and Photography: Factual; Call the Midwife »

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BAFTA TV Craft Awards 2013: The winners and nominees in full

28 April 2013 12:55 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Digital Spy presents a list of winners and nominees at the BAFTA TV Craft Awards 2013, hosted by Stephen Mangan from The Brewery in London on Sunday, April 28, 2013:

Breakthrough Talent

Mike Bartlett - The Town

Julie Gearey - Prisoners' Wives

Rhys Thomas - Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender (Director's Cut)

Tim Whitnall - Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story - Winner

Costume Design

Amy Roberts - Mrs Biggs

Sheena Napier - Parade's End - Winner

Odile Dicks-Mireaux - Richard II (The Hollow Crown)

Lorna Marie Mugan - Ripper Street

Digital Creativity

Steve Boulton, James Rutherford - Channel 4 Paralympics - Winner

Production Team - Embarrassing Bodies: Live from the Clinic

Production Team - Foxes Live: Wild in the City

Production Team - The Great British Property Scandal

Director (Factual)

Katharine English - Our War

Ben Chanan - The Plot to Bring Down Britain's Planes - Winner

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Brit actor James Floyd keen to play young Freddie Mercury again

21 March 2013 3:01 AM, PDT | | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, Mar 21: Anglo-Indian actor James Floyd is keen to reprise his role as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury for Sacha Baron-Cohen's much-anticipated biopic.

The young star played the tragic singer, who died in 1991, in British Tv movie 'The Best Possible Taste', and he admits he has been approached to play young Mercury again in the new film project, Contactmusic reported.

He told Wenn that he actually met with the film company that is making the movie in Hollywood.

He said that he doesn't know what part of Mercury's life they're doing.

"I'm pretty sure Sacha is still attached and he's playing the older. »

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