Springwatch team wins Special Bafta

BBC Two's Springwatch team 'Strong teamwork and constant innovation' drive the Springwatch team

BBC Two's Springwatch took the Special Award at last night's Bafta Craft Awards for its 'outstanding creative and technical teamwork'.

On a night when BBC One's Human Planet won two categories, Springwatch was praised for the the hours of live primetime tv it broadcasts as well as for its interactive website.

'Strong teamwork and constant innovation drive our passion to engage and involve the British public with the wonderful wildlife they find around them,' says Tim Scoones, exec producer for the BBC Natural History Unit.

Human Planet scored twice; Jason Savage netted the editing: factual prize, with Will Edwards, Doug Allan and Matt Norman linking up for the photography: factual gong. Both awards were for the Arctic episode.

Puppet love

Peter Bowker won the Writer Bafta for BBC Two's film Eric and Ernie, while Jon Brown was named Break-Through Talent for penning BBC Three's Mongrels - the adult puppet comedy series starring urban animals.

A return to Eighties-style New Romanticism gave Annie Symons a nostalgia hit and the Costume Design title for her work on BBC Two's Worried About The Boy, based on the story of Boy George and Culture Club.

Other BBC winners were Alan Almond for BBC One's South Riding: (Photography and Lighting: Fiction); Charlie Phillips for BBC One's Sherlock (Editing: Fiction); Paul Paragon, Jez Spencer, Mike Hatch for BBC Four's Elgar: The Man Behind the Mask (Sound: Factual); BBC One's Merlin (Visual Effects).

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