London 2012 wins big at Bafta TV Craft Awards

Call the Midwife, The Fear, Amish: A Secret Life and The Hollow Crown also walked away with two Baftas each


Coverage of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games was recognised at last night’s Bafta Television Craft Awards with the sporting spectacular taking home three awards for multi-camera director, factual sound and digital creativity.


The Bafta Television Craft Awards – hosted by Stephen Mangan at The Brewery in central London last night – recognise the behind-the-scenes professionals in TV production, honouring achievements in the fields of writing, lighting, directing, sound, editing and design.

BBC1’s fifties-set midwife drama Call the Midwife, which is currently nominated for the Bafta Radio Times Audience Award, took home two trophies for fiction director and make-up and hair design. Also picking up two awards were Amish: A Secret Life, The Fear and Shakespeare series The Hollow Crown.


Julia Davis won the newly introduced comedy writer award for Sky’s period comedy Hunderby, while Sally Wainwright picked up drama writer for Last Tango in Halifax. Controversial show Derren Brown: Apocalypse, which saw the TV trickster convince one man that the world had been hit by a meteor and overrun with zombies, also won an award.