TV Baftas: South Yorkshire stars shine

TV Bafta: Lleading actor Dominic West. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
TV Bafta: Lleading actor Dominic West. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
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SOUTH Yorkshire is the toast of this year’s TV Baftas with three top awards going to local stars and film makers, writes Graham Walker.

Sheffield’s own Dominic West  was named Leading Actor for his role as serial killer Fred West in ITV1 drama, Appropriate Adult, which itself celebrated three awards. 

Bafta winner: The cast of This is England '88 with the best Mini series award for This Is England '88. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

Bafta winner: The cast of This is England '88 with the best Mini series award for This Is England '88. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

The Mini Series award went to Shane Meadows’ This Is England ‘88, made by independent film production company Warp Films, based in Sheffield, with offices also in London and Melbourne, Australia.

And Barnsley’s world renowned egyptologist Dr Joann Fletcher was celebrating her key role in Channel 4’s Mummifying Alan: Egypt’s Last Secret, which won the Specialist factual Bafta.

Barnsley’s ex Coronation Street star actress Katherine Kelly, aged 32, who played Becky McDonald, helped to present the Entertainment Programme Bafta to Derren Brown for his Channel 4 series The Experiments.

For full story and reaction see The Star tomorrow.

Bafta: Mummifying Alan TV documentary expert  Dr Joann Fletcher. Photo: Channel4/PA Wire

Bafta: Mummifying Alan TV documentary expert Dr Joann Fletcher. Photo: Channel4/PA Wire