Huddersfield-born Wainwright left Yorkshire for London straight after university in York, but her recent run of successful, Red Production Company-produced TV dramas will ensure she’ll always be associated with her county of birth.

2009’s Unforgiven was named best drama by the RTS, while Last Tango in Halifax – originally turned down by the BBC – is now on its third series and heavily decorated by BAFTA. BBC One’s Happy Valley, a West Yorkshire-set crime drama starring Sarah Lancashire that had 7.8m on the edge of their seat, was hailed by Broadchurch writer Chris Chibnall as “one of the great British dramas of all time” while Manchester-set Scott & Bailey – also initially rejected – was a hit for ITV.

Now 50, Wainwright has been writing for television for a quarter of a century, starting on the likes of Children’s Ward, The Archers and Emmerdale before spending five years writing for Coronation Street in the 90s.