Sally Wainwright scoops Bafta for Happy Valley

Sally Wainwright
Sally Wainwright

Screenwriter Sally Wainwright has won a Bafta for her work on gritty Calderdale-based police drama Happy Valley.

She scooped the award at Bafta’s Television Craft Awards, which honours British TV’s behind-the-scenes talent.

Much of Happy Valley was filmed in the upper Calder Valley and Hebden Bridge and centres around police sergeant Catherine Cawood, who stumbles across a kidnapping plot when she goes after the man she believes is responsible for her daughter’s rape and subsequent suicide.

The drama has also received nominations for Best Drama Series, Leading Actress for Sarah Lancashire and Supporting Actor for James Norton at the Bafta TV awards next month.

The BBC has confirmed a second series will air this year.

Other winners on the night included:

Special award : Hilary Briegel

Breakthrough talent : Marc Williamson (The Last Chance School)

Costume design : Phoebe De Gaye (The Musketeers)

Digital Creativity: Live From Space: Online

Director, factual: Dan Reed (The Paedophile Hunter)

Director, fiction: Julian Farino (Marvellous)

Director, Multi-Camera: Paul Mcnamara (2014 FA Cup Final)

Editing, Factual: Jake Martin (Grayson Perry: Who Are You?)

Editing, Fiction: Yan Miles (Sherlock)

Entertainment Craft Team: Dave Davey, Robert Edwards, Falk Rosenthal (The X Factor)

Make Up and Hair Design: Enzo Mastrantonio, Nick Dudman, Stefano Ceccarelli (Penny Dreadful)

Original Music: Abel Korzeniowski (Penny Dreadful)

Photography, Factual: Marcel Mettelsiefen (Children On The Frontline, Dispatches)

Photography and Lighting, Fiction: Mike Eley (The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jefferies)

Production Design: Jonathan McKinstry, Philip Murphy (Penny Dreadful)

Sound, Factual: Mike Hatch, Kuz Randhawa, Matt Skilton (Messiah At The Foundling Hospital)

Sound, Fiction: John Mooney, Douglas Sinclair, Howard Bargroff, Paul Mcfadden (Sherlock)

Special, Visual and Graphic Effects: MILK VFX, REAL SFX, BBC WALES VFX (Doctor Who)

Titles and Graphic Identity: Mark Roalfe, Tomek Baginski, Ron Chakraborty (Winter Olympics 2014)

Writer, Comedy: Mackenzie Crook (Detectorists)

Writer, Drama: Sally Wainwright (Happy Valley)