Cordell Jigsaw’s controversial Go Back to Where You Came From nabbed two Golden Roses at last week’s Rose d’Or festival awards ceremony in Lucerne, Switzerland, including the Best of 2012 title.
The SBS Australia series also nabbed the Golden Rose for best factual entertainment program and was one of 12 honorees at last Thursday’s ceremony, which capped off this year’s edition of the international television fest.
Other non-fiction, factual entertainment and unscripted honorees included The Sound of Ole Bull, produced by NRK Hordaland for NRK Norway, which was named best arts and performing arts documentary; The Great British Bake Off, produced by Love Productions for the BBC, which claimed the prize for best lifestyle program; and The Million Pound Drop Live, from Endemol-owned Remarkable Television, which was named best game show. Horrible Histories, produced by Lion Television in association with Citrus Television for the BBC, was named best children’s program.
Also honored at the festival’s awards night was the BBC’s Top Gear, given an Honorary Rose in celebration of its international success, and Brainpool TV GmbH’s Stefan Raab, who was given the Innovation Rose.