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Hillsborough documentary and Happy Valley among Bafta winners

Cuba Gooding Jr with the international Bafta for The People V OJ Simpson: American Crime Story. Picture by Ian West, Press Association

A DOCUMENTARY about the Hillsborough disaster and subsequent campaign for justice, led by a Queen's University professor, won the single documentary prize at last night's Baftas.

Professor Phil Scraton, a Professor Emeritus at Queen's, wore a Liverpool football scarf around his neck as he joined the production team on stage to collect the award.

He appeared tearful as he was told: "This is about the horrors and injustice of Hillsborough and we would like to pay tribute to all those who shared their testimony.

"Phil Scraton worked tirelessly and diligently.

"He has worked with dogged determination to expose the truth of Hillsborough.

"This is dedicated to the families and survivors of Hillsborough, who fought so long and so hard for justice, and the memories of the 96 men, women and children who went to a football match in 1989 and never came home."

Among the big winners at last night's awards were Sarah Lancashire, who won leading actress for Happy Valley, and Adeel Akhtar, who won the leading actor prize for Murdered By My Father.

Happy Valley was also named best drama series, defeating the The Crown for the coveted prize.

The snakes vs iguana chase on Planet Earth II was crowned the must-see moment.

The reality and constructed factual prize was won by Muslims Like Us while the comedy and comedy entertainment programme gong was taken by Charlie Brooker's 2016 Wipe.

Tom Hollander won the Bafta for best supporting actor for his role in The Night Manager.

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