Irish ladies lead the way on BAFTA TV Awards red carpet

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Along with the show's award for Best Mini-Series, star Molly Windsor won the BAFTA for Leading Actress.

The cast of Three Girls praised the social workers and police officers who risked their jobs, while accepting their award for the drama, which told the real story of abused and sexually exploited school girls from Rochdale.

The TV nominees included our very own Sharon Horgan for the hilarious Catastrophe, who is pictured below with co-star Rob Delaney, Graham Norton for The Graham Norton Show, Sinead Keenan and Brian F O'Byrne for Little Boy Blue and Adrian Dunbar for Line of Duty.

When picking up her award, she said: 'Three Girls was born out of the courage of the real three girls, and the real Holly, Amber and Ruby who told their story over and over and over and told it again to us. "I don't want to ignore the elephant in the room but on such an occasion I think it would be crass to discuss my fee", she said.

Netflix won its first major television Bafta as Vanessa Kirby was honoured for her role as Princess Margaret in The Crown.

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Love Island beat rivals The Real Full Monty and Celebrity Hunted for the Best Reality and Constructed Factual prize with Caroline Flack accepting the award. Toby Jones was a popular victor in the male performance in a comedy programme category for his performance in Mackenzie Crooks' The Detectorists.

The scene of a mother pilot whale grieving her young scored the only prize voted for by the public. Former Manchester United and England footballer Rio Ferdinand won for his documentary about the death of his wife and coping as a single father.

Peaky Blinders was victor of the drama series category, while Murder In Successville won the Bafta for comedy entertainment programme.

At the star-studded event, Declan Donnelly took to the stage, without his partner Ant McPartlin for the first time, to pick up the award for Best Entertainment Programme for BGT.