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Mo Mowlam drama wins three Bafta Craft awards

Julie Walters as Mo Mowlam
Image caption Julie Walters received critical acclaim for playing Mo Mowlam

Channel 4 drama Mo, which starred Julie Walters as the Labour Party politician Mo Mowlam, scooped three prizes at this year's Bafta Craft Awards.

It took home the trophies for best director: fiction, best editing: fiction and best make-up and hair.

Red Riding, the adaptation of David Peace's trilogy of cult noir novels, was the evening's other multiple-winner, taking home two awards.

The X Factor won the entertainment production team prize.

Best actress nod

The popular Saturday night show, which was created by Simon Cowell, beat The Apprentice, Britain's Got Talent and Top Gear.

ITV1 soap Coronation Street, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, was presented with a special award at the ceremony which took place at The London Hilton hotel.

This year's breakthrough talent prize went to producer and director Jessie Versluys for her work that includes Katie: My Beautiful Face and The Hospital - A&E.

In the factual categories Patrick Forbes won the best director prize for the three-part documentary series called The Force and best editing went to The Secret Life of the Berlin Wall.

The photography gong went to the team behind Yellowstone (Winter) and sound was won by George Foulgham and Lisa Marie McStay for Trawlermen.

Julie Walters is in the running for best actress for her portrayal as the late Mo Mowlam at the main Bafta TV Awards which take place next month.

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