Happy Valley and Last Tango in Halifax stars up for top industry awards

Actress Sarah Lancashire in the BBC's Happy Valley filmed and set in Calderdale
Actress Sarah Lancashire in the BBC's Happy Valley filmed and set in Calderdale

Calderdale writer Sally Wainwright and the stars of her two hit shows, Happy Valley and Last Tango in Halifax, have been nominated for prestigious industry awards.

They will battle it out against other nominees at next month’s Broadcasting Press Guild Awards.

Gritty drama Happy Valley has been nominated for Best Single Drama.

Sally Wainwright has been nominated for Best Writer (Happy Valley/Last Tango in Halifax),

Sarah Lancashire - who plays Catherine Cawood in Happy Valley and Caroline Dawson in Last Tango in Halifax - has been nominated for Best Actress for her roles in the shows and James Norton has been nominated in the Breakthrough Award category for his portrayal of Tommy Lee Royce in Happy Valley,

The awards, sponsored by The Discovery Channel, will be handed out at an event at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Friday, March 13.