Ipswich murders drama gets Bafta awards nod

Natalie Press as Paula Clennell Natalie Press is nominated for her portrayal of Paula Clennell, who was murdered in 2006

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A drama about the murders of five young women in Suffolk in 2006 has been nominated for three Bafta awards.

Natalie Press is nominated for Best Actress for her role as one of the victims, Paula Clennell.

The BBC drama is in the photography and lighting categories at the academy's Television Craft Awards, which has also given a nod to writer Stephen Butchard.

The three-part series broadcast on BBC One in April 2010.

It focused on the family relationships and lifestyles of Gemma Adams, Tania Nicol, Anneli Alderton, Annette Nicholls and Ms Clennell, all of whom had been working as prostitutes in the Ipswich area.

The programme has already won awards from the Royal Television Society and Raindance Film Festival.

The British Academy Television awards ceremony takes place in London on 22 May and the Television Craft Awards, celebrating the "unseen heroes of television", are on 8 May.

Steve Wright of Ipswich was convicted of the five murders in 2008.

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