Bleak House leads Bafta Craft Award nominations
Posted at 9:20 AM (PDT) on Tuesday, April 11, 2006

By Liz Thomas
The Stage

Bleak House, Doctor Who, Elizabeth I and To The Ends of Earth are all up for four or more Bafta TV Craft Awards, with the BBC Charles Dickens’ adaptation leading the field with eight nominations.

Costume Design: Bleak House - Andrea Galer for BBC1, Elizabeth I - Mike O’Neill for Channel 4, The Queen’s Sister - James Keast for Channel 4, To the Ends of the Earth - Ros Ebbutt for BBC2.

Director: Justin Chadwick - Bleak House for BBC1, Joe Ahearne - Doctor Who for BBC1, Brian Percival - Much Ado About Nothing for BBC Drama Northern Ireland, Simon Cellan Jones - The Queen’s Sister for Channel 4.

Editing Fiction/Entertainment: Bleak House - Paul Knight for BBC1, Casanova - Nick Arthurs for BBC3, The Ghost Squad - Adam Recht for Channel 4, To the Ends of the Earth - Philip Kloss for BBC2.

Make Up and Hair Design: Bleak House - Daniel Phillips for BBC1, Casanova - Christine Allsopp for BBC3, Help - Vanessa White for BBC2, Elizabeth I - Fae Hammond for Channel 4.

Photography and Lighting (Fiction/Entertainment): Bleak House - Kieran McGuigan for BBC1, The Girl in the Cafe - Chris Seager for BBC1, To the Ends of the Earth - Ulf Brantas for BBC2, Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky - John Daly for BBC4.

Production Design: Bleak House - Simon Elliott for BBC1, Elizabeth I - Eve Stewart for Channel 4, Rome - Joseph Bennett for BBC2, To the Ends of the Earth - Donal Woods for BBC2.

Sound Fiction/Entertainment: Bleak House sound team for BBC1, Colditz sound team for ITV1, Spooks sound team for BBC1, To the Ends of the Earth - Clive Derbyshire, Paul Hamblin, Rory Farnan and Craig Butters for BBC2.

Writer: Andrew Davies - Bleak House for BBC1, Russell T Davies - Doctor Who for BBC1, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant - Extras for BBC2, Peter Kosminsky - The Government Inspector for Channel 4.

The awards take place on 19 May at The Dorchester hotel in London.