BBC Four biopic gets two RTS awards in craft and design

Burton and Taylor Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter in Burton and Taylor

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Burton and Taylor, a BBC Four original drama starring Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West, has been honoured with two RTS awards in craft and design.

The biopic - which focused on the ageing actors' reunion for Noel Coward's play Private Lives in 1983 - took awards for costume design and and makeup design (drama).

Transmitted over the summer, Burton and Taylor was the last biopic to be made for BBC Four, after the channel lost its drama budget.

The BBC took a further 10 awards in 25 categories, all of which honour programme production - from editing to lighting and costume design to digital effects.

Sports Personality of the Year 2012 also picked up two awards on the night, for production design (entertainment) and for tape and editing (sport). The annual ceremony was held in London last December and saw cyclist Bradley Wiggins crowned the winner.

Visual effects designer Andy McVean, who has worked on numerous BBC programmes including Top Gear and Strictly Come Dancing, was given a lifetime achievement award.

Additional BBC awards are:

  • Effects - Digital: The Girl - BBC Two
  • Multicamera Work Sport: Wimbledon Men's final - BBC Sport
  • Costume Design - Entertainment and non drama: Up the Women - BBC Four
  • Sound Drama: D-Day The Last Heroes - BBC One
  • Production Design: Drama: Restless - BBC One
  • Photography - Documentary/Factual and non drama: America's Poor Kids - BBC Two
  • Tape and Film Editing - Drama: Luther - BBC One
  • Tape and film Editing - Entertainment and Situation Comedy: Horrible Histories - CBBC

The RTS awards in craft and design were held on November 18 at The Savoy in London.

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