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The Night Manager among winners at BAFTA TV Craft Awards

The Crown also left with two prizes - for Costume Design and Special, Visual & Graphic Effects.

The Night Manager was among the winners at the BAFTA TV Craft Awards on Sunday night (23Apr17).

The TV drama, which was adapted from John Le Carre's book of the same name and starred Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie, picked up gongs in the Editing: Fiction and Sound: Fiction categories at the ceremony, which honours Britain's behind-the-scenes TV talent.

The hit miniseries wasn't the only programme to win double awards at the event however, as The Crown also left with two prizes - for Costume Design and Special, Visual & Graphic Effects.

The Crown has been a massive hit for Netflix and stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip when they were younger. The cast are currently shooting the second season of the drama, which is due to be released on the streaming site in November (17).

National Treasure, which starred Robbie Coltrane as a TV star accused of rape and Julie Walters as his embattled wife, took home the Director: Fiction and Original Music awards.

Meanwhile, Sally Wainwright was presented with the Writer: Drama gong for Happy Valley. The crime series was an even bigger hit when the second season aired last year (16), and the prize marks the fifth BAFTA win for Sally, and her third in that category.

On the comedy side, Stefan Golaszewski received the Writer: Comedy award for Mum, which stars Lesley Manville as a woman attempting to move on after the death of her husband. The award was the second BAFTA win for Stefan.

The Cities episode of David Attenborough's documentary Planet Earth II also had a successful evening, taking home the Photography: Factual and Sound: Factual awards.

Director Mahalia Belo was presented with the Breakthrough Talent award for her work on TV movie Ellen, while prop master Bobby Warans was recognised with the BAFTA Special Award for his contribution to the industry.

Following the ceremony, Bobby, who has worked on shows including Absolutely Fabulous and French and Saunders, took to Twitter to express his gratitude over the win, writing: "Thank you BAFTA what a great honour..."

The full list of winners at the 2017 BAFTA TV Craft Awards is as follows:

Special Award: Bobby Warans

Breakthrough Talent: Mahalia Belo – Ellen

Costume Design: Michele Clapton – The Crown

Digital Creativity: David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef Dive

Director: Factual: James Bluemel – Exodus: Our Journey to Europe

Director: Fiction: Marc Munden – National Treasure

Director: Multi-Camera: Chris Power – Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

Editing: Factual: Andy Worboys – Hillsborough

Editing: Fiction: Ben Lester – The Night Manager

Entertainment Craft Team: Bernie Davis, David Cole, Kevin Duff, Patrick Doherty – Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance 2016

Make Up & Hair Design: Tanya Lodge – Black Mirror (San Junipero)

Original Music: Cristobal Tapia De Veer – National Treasure

Photography: Factual: John Aitchison, Rob Whitworth, Mark Macewen – Planet Earth II (Cities)

Photography & Lighting: Fiction: James Friend – Rillington Place

Production Design: Chris Roope – War & Peace

Sound: Factual: Graham Wild, Kate Hopkins, Tim Owens – Planet Earth II (Cities)

Sound: Fiction: Aitor Berenguer, Howard Bargroff, Alex Sawyer, Adam Armitage – The Night Manager

Special, Visual & Graphic Effects: One Of Us – The Crown

Titles & Graphic Identity: Richard Norley, Lee Jacobs, Callum O'Reilly – Paralympics 2016

Writer: Comedy: Stefan Golaszewski – Mum

Writer: Drama: Sally Wainwright – Happy Valley

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