“Murder Detectives,” “Hunt” take BAFTA TV Craft Awards

Films of Records' The Murder Detectives (pictured) and Silverback Films' The Hunt were among the top factual and reality series to receive BAFTA Television Craft Awards on Sunday (April 24).
April 25, 2016

Films of Record’s The Murder Detectives (pictured) and Silverback Films’ The Hunt were among the top factual and reality series to receive British Academy Television Craft Awards on Sunday (April 24).

Presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), the awards celebrate the leading behind-the-scenes talent of British television.

This year’s ceremony saw Films of Record’s dramatic documentary The Murder Detectives receiving top honors with David Nath picking up the Director: Factual award, while Ben Brown accepted the Editing: Factual award for the three-part docuseries on Channel 4. 

BBC1′s The Hunt, meanwhile, also received two BAFTAs with awards going to Silverback’s camera team for Photography: Factual and Steven Price for Original Music. The studio’s win in the original music category marked the first time since 2002 that an award for music has gone to a factual production.

Elsewhere, the award for Sound: Factual was presented to Andy James, Andy Payne, Andy Groves and Julian Pasqua for the BBC Events Production-made VE Day 70: The Nation Remembers, which offered live coverage of the final day of the 70th anniversary commemorations to mark VE Day for BBC1.

For the full list of television craft winners, visit the BAFTA Awards’ website.

The House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards will take place on May 8 at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

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