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'The Crown', 'The Night Manager' triumph at Bafta TV Craft Awards

Big budget dramas dominate event celebrating behind-the-scenes talent.

The Crown, The Night Manager and National Treasure won two Baftas each at the British Academy Television Craft Awards, held last night (23 April).

Historical drama The Crown, starring Claire Foy and created by Peter Morgan, won awards for costume design and special, visual & graphic effects.

John le Carré adaptation The Night Manager, with Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie, won in editing: fiction and sound: fiction.

Operation Yewtree-inspired drama National Treasure, starring Robbie Coltrane, picked up the director: fiction and original music prizes.

Sally Wainwright won writer: drama for Happy Valley, her third Bafta so far in this category and her fifth overall.

There were also awards for Rillington Place (photography and lighting), Black Mirror (make-up and hair design) and War & Peace (production design).

Director Mahalia Belo won the breakthrough talent category for Ellen.

Industry-renowned prop master Bobby Warans was presented with the Bafta Special Award for his contribution to the industry.

Stephen Mangan presented the ceremony, which was held at The Brewery, City of London.

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  • Why is the Writer category in the craft awards and not at the 'big' BAFTAs in May? Surely the writer is an 'Above The Line' credit, rather than 'behind the scenes' talent? The Writers Guild should be on to this!

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