BBC wins big at Rose D'Or Festival in Switzerland

MUMBAI: The Rose D'Or festival in Lucerne Swizerland which celebrates the best that television has to offer saw the BBC walking away with a few trophies. Its comedy show Little Britain was awarded the Rose d'Or for Best Comedy. David Walliams and Matt Lucas each won the Rose d'Or Award for Best Male Comedy Performance.     

The Rose d'Or for Best Sitcom went to the BBC's Nighty Night while Best Variety was won by Strictly Come Dancing. Zoe Wanamaker won gold for Best Sitcom Actress for BBC's My Family and Peter Kay won the Golden Rose for Best Sitcom Actor in Channel 4's Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere. Lesley-Anne Down received a Golden Rose for her role in CBS' soap The Bold and The Beautiful. Pat Nolan from RTE's Fair City picked up Best Soap Actor. The Rose d'Or for Best Game Show Host was awarded to Thomas Gottschalk for Germany's Wetten dass?

The Rose d'Or Social Awareness Award 5 was given to programming which has done the most to highlight the issues of Aids/HIV. The award went to Sesame Workshop for Takalani Sesame Presents Talk to Me. The FRapa Format Awards were hosted by the Rose d'Or Festival. The Frapa Game Show Format Award went to Test the Nation (Eyeworks NL); the FRAPA Reality Format Award was presented to The Apprentice which is thr brainchild of Mark Burnett.

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