Happy Valley writer Sally Wainwright adds another award to her haul

Sally Wainwright scooped another award at the British Academy Television Craft Awards.

Monday, 24th April 2017, 3:25 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:40 pm
Yorkshire Rose award winner, Sally Wainwright. Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards 2015. Picture Bruce Rollinson 15 May 2015.

The ceremony, held on Sunday evening in London, celebrated the best behind-the-scenes telent in 2016.

Sally won the Best Drama Writer prize at the awards for the gritty police drama Happy Valley, which was both set and filmed in Calderdale.

It’s her third BAFTA in this category and her fifth overall.

She confirmed last year that the smash series WOULD return for a third series, but fans might have to wait a little while. 
In the meantime, Sally is working on an eight-part BBC drama based on the life of renowned Halifax landowner Anne Lister.

Filming for Shibden Hall will begin next year. Read more about it here