There was delight at the BAFTA Television awards for Irish actress Fiona Shaw, as she took home the best supporting actress award, while Sally4ever took the best scripted comedy award ahead of Derry Girls.

Shaw beat out Collateral's Billie Piper, Mrs Wilson's Keeley Hawes and A Very English Scandal's Monica Dolan to the prize.

She paid tribute to Killing Eve creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge's "earth-shattering genius and wayward imagination".

The role was "probably the greatest pleasure in my life", she said, and added that she was indebted to the show's writer "for life".

Clutching the BAFTA mask, she said: "All I can say is 'look, Phoebe, both hands - extraordinary'."

Derry Girls lost out to Sky Atlantic’s Sally4ever, which stars Catherine Shepherd, Julia Davis and Alex Macqueen.

The cast of the hit show, which has recently been renewed for a third season, were all in attendance at the ceremony.

Despite not coming away with the award, Nicola Coughlan, who plays Clare, was in good spirits.

The Channel 4 comedy based in Northern Ireland during the Troubles has been a runaway hit since it kicked off in January last year.