Rose d"Or win for Make Bradford British
Channel 4's two-part documentary series Make Bradford British has taken home the Rose d'Or on Thursday (30 May) for best reality and factual entertainment series.
Produced by Love Productions, Make Bradford British explored what it means to be British. Bringing together some of Bradford's residents - all British citizens, but from different races and backgrounds – it aimed to find out if they could up with a common notion of the thread that binds them all together.
Jay Hunt, Channel 4’s chief creative officer said: “Make Bradford British was a brilliantly imaginative looking at multiculturalism today. It’s fantastic that its innovation has been recognised with the Rose D’Or.”
One of the councillors of the city argued at the time of broadcast that it portrayed the city in a bad light. However, Channel 4 said its programme helped to overcome stereotypes and preconceptions.
The series used the Government's Life in the UK test as a prism to explore British-ness, overcoming cultural differences to uncover the shared values and common ground in what it means to be British.
The award, handed out in Brussels for the first time in its 52 years of existence, is one of the most renowned in the industry. More than 300 entries from more than 30 countries were submitted for the 2013 awards.
Other British included Spy, a sit-com produced by Sky and BBC documentary The Great Pretender - about Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.
Make Bradford British can still be watched in the UK via 4oD.