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Monday 15 September 2014

London 2012 still going for gold

The BBC's coverage of Danny Boyle's Olympic opening ceremony has won a TV award

The coverage of London 2012 has picked up three gongs at the Bafta TV Craft Awards.

Broadcasters BBC and Channel 4 won the top prizes for their coverage of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The BBC won the multi-camera directing honours for its opening ceremony and the award for sound - factual for its coverage of Super Saturday during the Games.

Channel 4 picked up the digital creativity prize for its broadcasting of the 2012 Paralympics.

The Olympic opening ceremony, created by Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle, referenced everything from the industrial revolution to the NHS and grime music and is also up for a TV Bafta next month.

Call The Midwife weren't far behind with two awards - Philippa Lowthorpe won for directing and the show also came top for make-up and hair.

Amish: A Secret Life was also a two-time winner, in the editing - factual and photography - factual categories.

Period drama Parade's End was honoured for costume design and the drama writer award went to Sally Wainwright for Last Tango In Halifax.

Other awards included Derren Brown: Apocalypse for entertainment craft team, visual effects and graphic design for Titanic and The Girl for production design.

The TV Baftas will take place in London on Sunday, May 12.

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