London (CNN)Veteran journalist Joan Bakewell and actor David Schwimmer put a humorous spotlight on equal pay for women at the BAFTA TV awards in London on Sunday as the female-led cast of thriller "Killing Eve" won big.
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Bakewell, who was awarded the BAFTA Television Fellowship -- the highest accolade in British broadcasting -- spoke of the struggle of women in the industry to earn as much as their male counterparts.
She told the audience: "It has been a long journey, and along the way I've had the encouragement and professional support of many, many women, making their own bid to [have] as much a chance as men.
"And possibly earn as much. That would be nice," added the 86-year-old, who won the award after more than five decades as a radio and TV presenter, primarily in the arenas of current affairs and culture.