Bafta Television Craft nominations 2013: Parade's End leads charge for BBC drama with five award nods


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The BBC leads the nominations for this year's British Academy Television Craft Awards with five nominations for period drama Parade's End.

The series, which starred Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall and was adapted from the novel of Ford Madox Ford, is shortlisted for best costume design, make-up/hair, production design and visual effects as well as best drama writer for Sir Tom Stoppard.

Further recognition for the BBC's period drama department comes with another four nods for Ripper Street, The Girl and The Hour which was recently axed by the broadcaster.

The Bafta awards, hosted by Stephen Mangan, take place on Sunday 28 April at The Brewery, London. They honour the very best behind-the-scenes talent from television and new media.

Shortlisted programmes with two nominations each include Doctor Who, 7/7: One Day In London, Call The Midwife, Amish: A Secret Life, Richard II, The Thick Of It, Top Gear and The Fear.

Up against Parade's End in the best drama writer prize category are The Accused (Tracie's Story), The Girl and Last Tango In Halifax.

The nominees for comedy writing award are Getting On, Hunderby, The Thick of It and Twenty Twelve.