"I just want to say thank you for recognising how selfless that is and how fearless that is". Meanwhile, Sean Bean earned the Best Actor honour for Broken, and Brian F. O'Byrne picked up Best Supporting Actor for Little Boy Blue, based on the tragic death of 11-year-old Rhys Jones, who was fatally shot in Liverpool, England in 2007.
Along with the show's award for Best Mini-Series, star Molly Windsor won the BAFTA for Leading Actress.
There is a threshold of six installments to qualify as a drama series at these kudos; the cap is 19, after which a show is deemed to be a continuing drama. 'Tonight I am having to work alongside a massive organ, ' she said.
The young star of a BBC drama inspired by the Times investigation into sex grooming gangs was named best actress at last night's television Baftas.
"If you haven't seen [Love Island], it's about a group of people who are sent home from an island they love, that couldn't happen in real life".
But it was the "nearly wons" that paint best the picture of streaming sites and these awards.
The catch-all drama acting categories pit the players in telefilms, miniseries and series against each other.