Friday 27 April 2018

Crime shows fight for Bafta honours

Cillian Murphy starred in Peaky Blinders
Cillian Murphy starred in Peaky Blinders

Period crime drama Peaky Blinders will fight it out with Broadchurch for Bafta honours at an awards event for behind-the-screen talent.

The BBC show, which stars C illian Murphy as gang leader Tommy Shelby in 1920's Birmingham, has six nominations at the British Academy Television Craft Awards including nods for music, photography and its director Otto Bathurst.

Detective drama Broadchurch, which was a huge hit for ITV, has five nominations including one for its writer Chris Chibnall who is short-listed alongside the creator of Last Tango In Halifax, Sally Wainwright.

Father Ted creator Graham Linehan is nominated twice for the best comedy writer award - for his work on Count Arthur Strong and The IT Crowd - and faces competition from James Corden and Mathew Baynton for their show The Wrong Mans.

Channel 4's Utopia has four nominations, while Doctor Who episode An Adventure In Space And Time, David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive 3D and Luther and Top Of The Lake each have three.

The winners will be announced at a central London ceremony, hosted by Stephen Mangan, on Sunday April 27.

Strictly Come Dancing will be given a special award at the event to mark its 10 years on screen.

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