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Channel 4 comedy We Are Lady Parts leads the way on the RTS Craft and Design Awards shortlist, securing five of the broadcaster’s 10 nominations.

Working Title’s comedy about teenage Muslim punk rockers, created by Nida Manzoor, is in the running for casting; editing (entertainment and comedy); make-up design (entertainment and non-drama); photography (drama and comedy); and production design (entertainment and non-drama).

Russell T Davies' AIDS drama It's a Sin accounts for three of C4's remaining nods: editing (drama); production design (drama); and director (drama). In the latter, Peter Hoar is up against Oscar-winner Steve McQueen for his five-part BBC1 anthology Small Axe and Lewis Arnold, who helmed Jimmy Govern's three-part BBC1 prison drama Time.

BBC dramas His Dark Materials, picks up four nods and Mammoth Screen’s The Serpent, three, while Sky Arts’ collaboration with immersive theatre specialist Punchdrunk, The Third Day, is up for three awards: drama editing, drama sound and original score.


BBC/Apple co-pro 9/11: Inside the President’s War Room is the most-nominated factual offering, building on the doc's production designer Serena Kennedy winning the Grierson Trust’s inaugural Hero of the Year, an award sponsored by The Talent Manager.

Director Adam Wishart is up for director (factual and non-drama) for the 90-minute film, which was produced by his company Wish/Art Films. He faces competition from Benedict Sanderson for Minnow Films’ BBC2 series The Detectives: Fighting Organised Crime and Deyah Khan for America’s War on Abortion, a Fuuse Films doc for ITV’s Exposure strand.

The doc also makes the shortlist for design – programme content sequences and picture enhancement.

The RTS will announce the winners at a ceremony on Monday 22 November.

For a full list of nominations, click here

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