The Hollywood Reporter -- LONDON - BBC mini-series Parade's End leads the BAFTA TV craft awards nominations, unveiled here on Monday, with five. The period drama with Benedict Cumberbatch, Rupert Everett and Miranda Richardson is up for such honors as best drama writing where Tom Stoppard is the nominee. The Thick Of It writers Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche and Simon Blackwell are among the comedy writing nominees. Among other big shows earning nominations are ITV hit Downton Abbey, the BBC's Ripper Street, Doctor Who, Call The Midwife and Top Gear. The Olympics opening, directed by Danny Boyle, and closing ceremonies, directed by Stephen Daldry, were also nominated. BAFTA will announce awards winners and honor them at a London ceremony on April 28.


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