Happy Valley, Top Boy and The Sixth Commandment were the big winners at this year’s BAFTA TV Awards, taking home two prizes each.

The final season of Netflix series Top Boy was named best drama, with star Jasmine Jobson also named best supporting actress.

4. Bafta

BAFTA announce TV Award winners

Sarah Lancashire won the BAFTA for Leading Actress for her role in BBC drama Happy Valley, her second BAFTA for the same role. Happy Valley also won the only award voted for by the British public, P&O Cruises Memorable Moment Award, for Catherine Cawood and Tommy Lee Royce’s final kitchen showdown moment.

Timothy Spall won his first BAFTA - Leading Actor for his performance in BBC true-crime drama The Sixth Commandment, which also won the BAFTA for the Limited Drama.

Matthew Macfadyen won the BAFTA for Supporting Actor for his role in the final series of Succession - the second time he has won for this role, having previously won in 2022.

Mawaan Rizwan, the writer, comedian and creator of BBC Three’s Juice won his first BAFTA for Male Performance in a Comedy. Gbemisola Ikumelo won Female Performance in a Comedy for Black Ops, which she also co-created.

Read more Sky to launch Sky Sports+

Joe Lycett was awarded the BAFTA for Entertainment Performance for his show Late Night Lycett, Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan collected the Comedy Entertainment prize for Rob & Romesh VS, while BBC Three’s Such Brave Girls won in Scripted Comedy.

Cheltenham Festival Day One won Sports Coverage; Eurovision Song Contest 2023 won Live Event Coverage; Casualty won Soap for the second year running; Scam Interceptors won Daytime; Strictly Come Dancing won Entertainment; Factual Entertainment was won by Celebrity Race Across the World; and the Reality category was won by Squid Game: The Challenge.

Ellie Simmonds: Finding My Secret Family won the Single Documentary category; Lockerbie won Factual Series; Specialist Factual was won by White Nanny, Black Child; News Coverage was presented to Channel 4 News: Inside Gaza: Israel and Hamas At War; Current Affairs was won by The Shamima Begum Story (This World); Short Form was won by Mobility and the BAFTA for International was awarded to Class Act.

The BAFTA Special Award was presented by Brian Cox to presenter and broadcaster Lorraine Kelly for her outstanding contribution to the television industry. 2024 marks four decades of her broadcasting career.

The Fellowship, the highest accolade bestowed by BAFTA, was presented by Clive Myrie to Baroness Floella Benjamin in recognition of her exceptional contribution to television.

The ceremony took place at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall.

Read more Sony and Apollo tables $26bn bid for Paramount