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Downton Abbey scoops craft Baftas

The cast of Downton Abbey
Image caption Downton Abbey stars Dame Maggie Smith and Hugh Bonneville

ITV1 period drama Downton Abbey and BBC One documentary series Human Planet won two prizes each at this year's British Academy Television Craft Awards.

Downton Abbey won best fiction director and a sound award. Human Planet's Arctic episode won the factual editing and photography prizes.

Peter Bowker won best writer for BBC Two show Eric and Ernie.

Coronation Street director Tony Prescott was rewarded for his work on the show's hour-long live episode.

He won the multi-camera director award for the 9 December programme which featured a spectacular tram crash in Weatherfield, marking the soap's 50th anniversary.

This year's special award went to BBC Two's Springwatch nature show in recognition of its "outstanding creative and technical teamwork".

Dan Reed won the factual director award for Channel 4' Dispatches: The Battle for Haiti while E4 show Misfits won best production design.

And game shows The Cube and The Million Pound Drop Live were also among the winners.

BBC One's South Riding won a photography and lighting prize while writer Joe Brown won the breakthrough talent prize for BBC Three adult puppet comedy Mongrels.

BBC Two's new romantic drama, about the early days of Culture Club, won best costume design for Annie Symons.

And Catherine Scoble won the make-up and hair design prize for Channel 4's This Is England '86, co-written and directed by Shane Meadows.

Other winners at the awards, which recognise the people who work behind the screens in TV, included Channel 4 four-parter Any Human Heart, starring Matthew Macfadyen and Jim Broadbent, and BBC One's Merlin.

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