'Sorry About That', 'Down the Road', 'The Crown', 'Detectorists' Win at the 57th Rose d'Or Awards

Joanna Lumley at 57th Rose d'Or Awards. Source: EBU

Shows from Belgium, Italy, Sweden, UK and USA were awarded. Complete list of winners at the 2018 Rose d’Or Awards.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Innovative TV and online entertainment was awarded in Berlin at the 57th Rose d'Or Awards, an European Broadcasting Union event.

As announced by EBU, shows from Belgium, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States were awarded trophies. UK picked 10 awards and Belgium scored twice.

Among the winners are Warner Bros.-distributed game show format 'Sorry About That', a Netflix original drama 'The Crown', British comedy series 'Detectorists' or a docu reality 'Down the Road' from Belgium that takes young adults with Down syndrome on a big adventure.

Nearly 500 programmes from around 300 broadcasters and production companies were submitted for this year’s Rose d’Or Awards. Entertainment programmes from 13 different countries have been nominated to win a Rose d’Or award at the 57th annual ceremony.

Complete results of the 57th Rose d’Or Awards:


  • WINNER Grotesco's Seven Masterpieces - The Refugee Crisis: a musical by FLX for SVT, Sweden
  • NOMINEES Cunk on Britain by House of Tomorrow for BBC, United Kingdom, Trixie Wonderland – Weihnachten mit Trixie Dörfel by Beckground TV + Filmproduktion GmbH for WDR, Germany, Lip Sync Stories by De Mensen for VTM, Belgium


  • WINNER Detectorists, Series 3 by Acorn Media Enterprises, Channel X North, Treasure Trove Productions and Lola Entertainment for Acorn TV and BBC, USA & UK
  • Comedy series about two metal-detecting enthusiasts.

  • NOMINEES The Windsors by Noho Film and Television for Channel 4, United Kingdom, The Young Offenders by Vico Films Ltd. for BBC, United Kingdom, Magda macht das schon! by Polyphon Film- und Fernsehgesellschaft mbH for RTL, Germany

Drama series:

  • WINNER The Crown by Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television for Netflix, USA
  • This drama follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.

  • NOMINEES Peaky Blinders by Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC, United Kingdom, Babylon Berlin by X Filme Creative Pool, ARD Degeto, Sky and Beta Film for Sky Germany and ARD, Germany, The Handmaid's Tale by MGM Television for Hulu, USA

Limited series and TV movie: 'A Very English Scandal' by Blueprint Television Ltd for BBC, United Kingdom

Augmented reality and virtual reality: 'Damming the Nile' by BBC, United Kingdom

Reality and Factual Entertainment:

  • WINNER Down the Road by Roses Are Blue for VRT, Belgium
  • A road trip through seven countries with six young adults who have Down syndrome.

  • NOMINEES Buying Blind (Boligkøb i Blinde) produced by Snowman Productions; created by Kinetic Content for TV3, Denmark, Finding an Heir by SVT, Sweden, Tweestrijd by Skyhigh TV for EO / NPO3, Netherlands

Arts: 'Betroffenheit' by 3 minutes West for BBC, United Kingdom

Game show:

  • WINNER Sorry About That by Warner Bros. International Television Production Belgium for VRT, Belgium
  • Over the course of 30 days, one ordinary, unsuspecting person is brought into extraordinary situations and filmed by hidden cameras. Every friend or family member is part of one big conspiracy.

  • NOMINEES What Would Your Kid Do? by Boomerang (part of Twofour Group) for ITV, United Kingdom, Big Bounce Battle by Endemol Shine Nederland, Endemol Shine Germany for RTL, Germany, 5 Gold Rings by Possessed for ITV, United Kingdom


  • WINNER Roberto Bolle - Dance with Me by RaiUno & Ballandi Multimedia for Rai, Italy
  • Ballet event.

  • NOMINEES The Real Full Monty: Ladies’ Night by Spun Gold TV for ITV, United Kingdom, The Story of My Life by Talpa Germany GmbH & Co. KG for VOX, Germany, Pabllo Vittar, Pleased To Meet You by Globosat, Brazil

Children and youth: 'The Highway Rat' by Magic Light Pictures for BBC, United Kingdom

Entertainer of the year: Jan Böhmermann - German satirist and host of weekly late night show 'Neo Magazin Royale' on ZDFneo

Lifetime achievement: Joanna Lumley - British actress, known for her role in BBC sitcom 'Absolutely Fabulous'