We are delighted that Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell has won two Baftas at this year’s Television Craft Awards. The period drama, backed by Ingenious Broadcasting, took home trophies for Special, Visual & Graphic Effects and Production Design at the London ceremony on Sunday evening.
The debut novel by British writer Susanna Clarke depicts an alternative history in which magic is widely acknowledged, but rarely practised. The series, which focuses on magician Mr Norrell (Eddie Marsan) and his apprentice Jonathan Strange (Bertie Carvel), investigates the nature of ‘Englishness’ and the boundaries between reason and unreason.
The programme, which aired on BBC One in 2015, also received two further Bafta nominations as well as high praise from critics across the globe.