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Cliff Richard raid and Fake Sheik nominated for Scoop of the Year at Rts awards

The BBC's coverage of the raid on Sir Cliff Richard's house has been nominated for Scoop of the Year at the Royal Television Society Television Journalism Awards 2013/14.

The singer's home was searched by South Yorkshire Police in August following allegations of historical sex abuse - claims that have been described as as "completely false" by Richard.

Both the BBC and South Yorkshire Police were criticised over the coverage, prompting a Home Affairs Select Committee inquiry. The report stated that police should not have cooperated with the BBC after a journalist discovered information about the search.

The coverage is up against Panorama's Fake Sheikh Exposed documentary, along with BBC Northern Ireland's A Woman Alone With The Ira.

The Panorama special centred around Mazher Mahmood, who had exposed various individuals in the tabloids while posing as a fake sheikh. The documentary arrived after he was accused of "serious misconduct
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