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Parade's End leads Bafta craft nods

Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall in Parade's End
Image caption Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall starred in the BBC Two five-part period drama

BBC Two series Parade's End leads the way at this year's Bafta TV Craft Awards with five nominations.

The period drama received nods for best costume, make-up and hair, production design, visual and graphic effects, and best drama writer for Sir Tom Stoppard.

BBC dramas The Girl, Ripper Street and The Hour all received four nominations each.

The awards, which honour behind the scenes programme-makers, will be handed out at a London ceremony on 28 April.

A number of programmes scored two nominations each, including Doctor Who, Call the Midwife, Top Gear and The Thick of It.

Alongside Sir Tom, other nominees in the drama writer category include Shaun Duggan and Jimmy McGovern for Accused, Gwyneth Hughes for The Girl, and Sally Wainwright for Last Tango in Halifax.

Comedienne Jo Brand has a nomination in the comedy writer category, along with Vicki Pepperdine and Joanna Scanlan, for their sitcom Getting On.

They will compete against John Morton for Twenty Twelve, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche and Simon Blackwell for The Thick of It, and Julia David for Sky's Hunderby,

Other categories include editing, sound, original music and director for factual and fiction programming.

It was announced last week that Hamish Hamilton, who directed the opening and closing ceremonies for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, will receive a special award for his contribution to live event directing.

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