Watch: Happy Valley and Sally Wainwright win Royal Television Society awards

Yorkshire Rose award winner,  Sally Wainwright.
Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards 2015.  Picture Bruce Rollinson  15 May 2015.
Yorkshire Rose award winner, Sally Wainwright. Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards 2015. Picture Bruce Rollinson 15 May 2015.
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Calderdale’s Sally Wainwright and her hit series Happy Valley have added another array of awards to their growing collection.

The writer, who also created Last Tango in Halifax took the Best Drama Writer and Judges’ Award at the Royal Television Society ceremony.

Her hit show Happy Valley filmed and set in Calderdale and stars Sarah Lancashire as Sergeant Catherine Cawood, won best Drama series.

Halifax and Calderdale will feature on the small screen once again in Sally Wainwright’s brand new eight-part drama series Shibden Hall.

Set in 1832, Shibden Hall is the epic story of landowner Anne Lister.

The Royal Television Society has announced the winners of the RTS Programme Awards 2017 in partnership with Audio Network, at a ceremony hosted by Sandi Toksvig.

The RTS Programme Awards, which are chaired by The Foundry CEO, Alex Mahon, honour excellence across all genres of television programming and recognise exceptional actors, presenters, writers and production teams as well as the programmes themselves.

Here are the full list of winners from last night’s Royal television Society awards

RTS winners

Best Female Actor - Sophie Okonedo - Undercover

Happy Valley scoops awards in the Royal Television Society Yorkshire Awards

Happy Valley scoops awards in the Royal Television Society Yorkshire Awards

Best Male Actor - Robbie Coltrane - National Treasure

Arts - Grayson Perry All Man

Beakthrough - Phoebe Waller-Bridge - Fleabag

Children’s Programme - CBeebies A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Comedy Performance Asim Chaudhry - People Just Do Nothing

Daytime Programme Find it, Fix it, Flog it

Documentary Series Exodus: Our Journey to Europe

Drama Series - Happy Valley

Entertainment - Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Entertainment Performance - Adam Hills, Alex Brooker & Josh Widdicombe - The Last Leg

History - The Aberfan Young Wives’ Club

Live Event - Stand Up to Cancer

Mini-Series - National Treasure The Forge

Presenter - Grayson Perry - Grayson Perry All Man

Popular Factual and Features - Employable Me

Channel of the Year - BBC Three

Science and Natural History - First Contact: Lost Tribe of the Amazon

Scripted Comedy - People Just Do Nothing

Single Documentary - The Murder of Sadie Hartley

Single Drama - Murdered By My Father

Soap and Continuing Drama - Emmerdale

Sports Presenter, Commentator or Pundit - Osi Umenyiora

Sports Programme - Rio Paralympics Sunset

Best Comedy Writer - Phoebe Waller-Bridge - Fleabag

Best Drama Witer - Sally Wainwright - Happy Valley

Judges’ Award - Sally Wainwright

Lifetime Achievement Award - Julie Walters