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BAFTA TV Awards Shine Spotlight on Yorkshire’s Thriving Industry

It was a stellar night for Yorkshire at Sunday’s BAFTA TV Awards 2017 as regional productions took home many of the most hotly contested awards, including wins in the Drama, Mini Series, Single Documentary, Single & Continuing Drama and Leading Actress categories.

Following its success at this year’s RTS Programme Awards National Treasure won the coveted Best Mini Series Award at the BAFTA TV Awards 2017. The  acclaimed Channel 4 drama, backed by Screen Yorkshire’s Yorkshire Content Fund, stars  Robbie Coltrane as an adored comedian whose life begins to unravel in the face of historic historic sexual offences.

Jack Thorne (writer), George Ormond (exec-producer), Marc Munden (director) and John Chapman (producer) talk about the making of National Treasure following their win for Best Mini Series at the BAFTA TV Awards on Sunday.

Sheffield’s VeryMuchSo Films took home the award for Best Single Documentary for Hillsborough (BBC).

Hit BBC Drama Happy Valley (BBC 1 / Red Production Company) collected two awards in the categories of Best Drama Series and Leading Actress (Sarah Lancashire).

Finally, ITV’s much loved Emmerdale won the hotly contested Single and Continuing Drama award.

The BAFTA TV Awards took place at London’s Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 14 May.View the list of winners at http://www.bafta.org/television/tv-2017