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The producer/director of ITV doc John & Joe Bishop: Life After Deaf was crowned the best factual emerging talent at last night’s Bafta TV Craft Awards.

Charlie Melville, who made the doc for South Shore, previously produced the indie’s 2020 BBC1 doc Freddie Flintoff: Living with Bulemia and was producer/edit producer on its Sky series The Man Who Bought Cricket. She has also worked for Raw TV, Twofour, Dragonfly and Frieda TV.

Writer Pete Jackson won the equivalent award in the fiction category for his debut TV drama, Channel 4’s Nowhere Boy. He lost out in the writer category to fellow first-timer Adam Kay, whose BBC1 drama This Is Going to Hurt picked up two further awards: Selina MacArthur for editing, and Nina Gold and Martin Ware for scripted casting.

Meanwhile, director Felicity Morris won her first Bafta TV Craft Award for Raw TV’s Netflix doc The Tinder Swindler, as did Top Boy director William Stefan Smith in the fiction category.

Rupert Houseman scooped the editing (factual) award for Sky’s Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes, while Marcel Mettelsiefen and Jordan Bryon won the photography (factual) category for their work on C4’s Children of the Taliban.

The Strictly Come Dancing team of Catherine Land, David Bishop, Patrick Doherty, Richard Sillitto, David Newton and Joe Phillips collectively took home the entertainment craft team award. The multi-camera directing award also went to a BBC team effort, for the crew behind The Queen’s funeral coverage.

HBO drama House of the Dragon won in three categories: make-up and hair design (Amanda Knight, Barrie Gower and Rosalia Culora); sound: fiction (Alastair Sirkett, Doug Cooper, Martin Seeley, Paula Fairfield, Tim Hands and Adele Fletcher); and special, visual and graphic effects (Angus Bickerton, Nikeah Forde, Asa Shoul, Mike Dawson, MPC and Pixomodo).

As previously announced, Kudos head of production Alison Barnett received the special award at last night's event. The Bafta TV Awards take place on 14 May.

For a full list of Bafta TV Craft Awards winners, click here

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