HIT BBC series Happy Valley - some of which was filmed in Bradford - won at the National Television Awards (NTAs).

The show won the returning drama prize, while Sarah Lancashire, who plays Sergeant Catherine Cawood in the show, won the best drama performance award. 

Lancashire also scooped the special recognition gong. 

The award recognises individuals or programmes that have made an impact in television or broadcasting for their exceptional contributions to the industry.

After Sir Ian McKellen announced Lancashire, 58, as the winner, the actress gave an acceptance speech and said: “You have no idea what it’s like to have so many lovely things said about you by so many people that you love and admire.

She added: “I have been so very fortunate to spend my working life doing a job that I love, made possible by brilliantly talented people, producers, directors, writers, actors and I am exceptionally lucky to have enjoyed every moment of it.

“But there are also enablers, who stand quietly in the wings without expectation for credit, they are my family, my husband, my children, my friends, my agent…

“And of course a very vital component in all this is you, the audience, because without you all this would grind to a crashing halt.”

Following her win, the actress spoke at the winners’ room and said that she felt “shell-shocked”.

“I’m just absolutely shell-shocked”, she said.

“It’s a tremendous moment, I’m so thrilled…

“I received this from Sir Ian McKellen and that’s remarkable.”