Equal pay in the spotlight as Killing Eve sweeps BAFTA TV Awards

David Schwimmer and Nick Mohammed present the award for best comedy.

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.

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.