THE WRITER of the BBC’s upcoming Brontë movie To Walk Invisible has been honoured by the University of Huddersfield.

Sally Wainwright, who sets many of her TV dramas in West Yorkshire, received honorary awards during the university’s graduation ceremony this month.

Sally Wainwright is the creator of many hit TV dramas, several of which have been set and filmed in the Huddersfield and Halifax area.

They include the acclaimed Happy Valley, which starred Sarah Lancashire as tough but troubled police sergeant Catherine Cawood and drew up to eight million viewers for its tense finale.

Other hits have included Last Tango In Halifax and the crime dramas Scott and Bailey.

Most recently Sally wrote a 90-minute drama about the Brontë family, To Walk Invisible, which was filmed last month in Haworth and at a recreation of the Haworth parsonage on Penistone Hill above the village.

Sally began her writing career with scripts of Coronation Street, then in 2000 she wrote her first original series At Home With The Braithwaite, which became a worldwide hit.