BBC Biggest Winner at Baftas as Happy Valley and Damilola Head Award Roll CallMay 16, 2017
Comedy laurels go to newcomer Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Fleabag, as The Crown fails to live up to expectations for Netflix.
Happy Valley dominated this year’s television Baftas in a night of sweeping success for the BBC, but disappointment for the Netflix streaming service as its opulent drama The Crown walked away with nothing.
It is the second time Sally Wainwright’s police procedural series won the Bafta for best drama, while Sarah Lancashire was named best leading actress for her portrayal of Sgt Catherine Cawood.
Picking up her award at the Royal Festival Hall in London on Sunday night, Lancashire paid tribute to the “phenomenally talented Sally Wainwright” and thanked fellow nominee Claire Foy, star of The Crown, for “the best 10 hours I’ve ever spent under a duvet”.