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Tuesday 5 May 2015

Five Bafta nods for Parade's End

Benedict Cumberbatch's series has five nods at the behind-the-scenes Bafta awards
Benedict Cumberbatch's series has five nods at the behind-the-scenes Bafta awards

Period drama Parade's End has topped the shortlist for the behind-the-scenes Bafta awards.

The series - which starred Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall - has landed five nominations including one for best drama writer for Sir Tom Stoppard.

A further three BBC period pieces - Ripper Street, The Girl and The Hour, which was recently axed - are up for four titles at the Bafta Craft Awards, which take place next month.

The awards are designed to recognise the technical talents of those involved in TV productions.

Parade's End - which was adapted from the series of novels by Ford Madox Ford - is also up for best costume design, make-up/hair, production design and visual effects.

The London Olympics figure strongly, and account for three of the four places in the shortlist for the multi-camera director category for the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as for "super Saturday". The sporting event lands a further nomination for best sound in a factual programme for super Saturday.

Doctor Who, 7/7: One Day In London, Call The Midwife, Amish: A Secret Life, Richard II, The Thick Of It, Top Gear and The Fear have each earned two nominations.

The Accused (Tracie's Story), The Girl and Last Tango In Halifax compete against Parade's End for the best drama writer prize.

The comedy writing award will be fought between Getting On, Hunderby, The Thick of It and Twenty Twelve.

The ceremony is being hosted by actor Stephen Mangan and takes place on April 28.

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