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Springwatch wins Bafta Craft award for Norfolk TV shows

Springwatch team at wildlife habitat
Image caption Springwatch has been awarded for its in-depth coverage of Norfolk wildlife

BBC nature series Springwatch, based in Norfolk for three seasons, has won a Bafta for its hi-tech TV and online coverage of the county's wildlife.

The 130-strong team will receive a Craft award on 8 May honouring the show's creative and technical development, including HD broadcast.

"We're all absolutely delighted," said executive producer Tim Scoones.

This year the show is moving from Pensthorpe nature reserve, near Fakenham, to a new location in Wales.

"It's been a fantastic three years. We've had such fun in Norfolk doing crazy things and innovating and working it on the TV and the website," said Mr Scoones.

"It's a big prize for all of us including our wonderful audience, who have made it possible for us to do new things with broadcasting," he added.

"We were delighted to hear that the Springwatch team has had their dedication and hard work recognised with this extremely prestigious award," said Pensthorpe owner Deb Jordan.

"The BBC team worked tirelessly to produce a series of such a high standard and it is especially gratifying for the reserve to have played such an integral part as the host of such an inspiring programme for the past three years."

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