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BBC triumphs at Grierson documentary awards

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LONDON: A couple of days ago the BBC romped home at awards ceremonies. It took home a host of accolades at both the Royal Television Society Craft and Design Awards and the Grierson Awards.



The RTS Craft and Design Awards celebrate the work of professionals behind the scenes in programme production. 16 out of 27 awards went to BBC programmes - for best sound, production design, music, lighting, photography, camera, costume design, visual effects, make up, graphic design and innovation.



The Abyss - Live which was produced by the BBC Natural History Unit for the BBC won for its multicamera work. The Walking With Dinosaurs Special won for the visual effects. BBC programmes also won six out of 11 awards at Grierson 2003. This is the British Documentary Awards, which recognise the best in the genre in the UK.



Crackhouse won in the category of documentary based on a contemporary issue: The best historical documentary citation went to SAS Embassy Siege.

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