The Pembrokeshire Murders picks up two gongs at Bafta Cymru Awards

The Pembrokeshire Murders, depicts the pursuit of a cold-blooded serial killer responsible for two double murders in the 1980s. Credit: ITV

The brightest and best Welsh talent in film and television took to the virtual red carpet on Sunday for the Bafta Cymru awards, with ITV drama series The Pembrokeshire Murders scooping two awards on the night.

The awards show, hosted by Alex Jones, celebrates the creative talents of Welsh people in film and television and productions filmed in Wales.

ITV's The Pembrokeshire Murders's Marc Evans won Best Director, while the series was also named best television drama.

The ITV drama series stars Luke Evans Credit: ITV

Starring acclaimed actor Luke Evans as real-life detective Steve Wilkins, the series depicts the pursuit of a cold-blooded serial killer responsible for two double murders in the 1980s.

The drama is adapted from the true crime book The Pembrokeshire Murders, written by Senior Investigating Officer Steve Wilkins and ITV Wales News journalist and presenter Jonathan Hill.

Steve Wilkins and Jonathan Hill on set filming the series

Accepting his directing award, Marc Evans praised the work of Steve and Jonathan.

He said: "I'm very proud of the work we all did on The Pembrokeshire Murders.

"Special thanks to Steve Wilkins and Jonathan Hill for allowing us to tell their story and being such guardians and champions of the real people involved and the real victims."

Picking up his first Bafta award, and indeed his first ever award, was Tonyrefail-born actor Calum Scott Howells for his powerful performance in Channel 4's drama It's A Sin.

The drama tells the story of a group of young friends living in London through the HIV/Aids crisis in the 1980s and its impact on the LGBT community.

Accepting his award, Calum said: "I've never won anything before.

"I never even won anything at the school Eisteddfod so this is amazing and such an honour!"

Russell T Davies, who also picked up an award as the writer of the series, praised the young Welsh actor in his speech.

Davies said: "I included a Welsh family in It's A Sin to show that HIV isn't only a metropolitan issue, and on a happier note, to showcase the vast amount of acting talent in Wales.

"I'm delighted by my award but especially pleased about Callum's win.

"He's so young and so talented, and I've rarely seen an actor so adored by cast and crew."