Human Planet up for seven Bafta Craft Awards

Still from the Human Planet The Human Planet series has explored life in the Arctic, jungles and oceans

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BBC documentary series Human Planet is leading the way at this year's British Academy Television Craft Awards with seven nominations.

Dramas Any Human Heart, Downton Abbey and Eric and Ernie have five nods apiece, and the BBC's Springwatch will receive the special recognition award.

The annual ceremony recognises the people who work behind the scenes in television.

The awards will be held at The Brewery in London on 8 May.

The Human Planet series, which has explored life in the Arctic, jungles and oceans is up for best factual director, factual editing, three awards in factual photography and two in factual sound.

Four nominations in total go to the contemporary remake of Sherlock Holmes, This Is England '86 and to Wonders of the Solar System with Professor Brian Cox.

The Special Award is presented to a series or show that has been outstandingly creative.

Springwatch follows the changes that occur in British wildlife during that season of the year.

Tim Scoones, executive producer for BBC Natural History Unit, says the programme's team are "delighted, honoured and humbled" to have been chosen to receive the prize.

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