Huge congratulations to the magnificent Sarah Lancashire for taking home the coveted prize for Leading Actress, seeing off competition from the likes of Claire Foy (The Crown), Jodie Comer (Thirteen) and Nikki Amuka-Bird (NW).

Winning for her portrayal of Sgt Catherine Cawood in “Happy Valley”, the series dominated this year’s television Baftas in a night of sweeping success for the BBC. It is the second time Sally Wainwright’s police procedural series won the Bafta for best drama.

The ceremony, held at Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank, was hosted by the brilliantly funny Sue Perkins.