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BBC picks up two International Emmy Awards


Category: BBC; Factual & Arts TV

Date: 23.11.2005
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The BBC has picked up two prestigious awards at the 33rd International Emmy Awards ceremony in New York.

 

The awards, which honour excellence in programming, were given to Arts and Entertainment productions screened on BBC TWO - with Holocaust - A Musical Memorial Film From Auschwitz wining the Arts programming category and Top Gear winning in the Non-Scripted Entertainment category.

 

Holocaust - A Musical Memorial Film From Auschwitz marked the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

 

Amidst the horrors of Auschwitz, music was a part of daily life. There were several orchestras and bands in the two camps, made up entirely of inmates.

 

In a unique tribute to the millions who died in the Nazi genocide, and for the first time in its history, the Museum at Auschwitz-Birkenau allowed a number of leading musicians from around the world to come to the camps and perform in a 90-minute film shot entirely on location.

 

A sequence of carefully chosen music, all of it connected in some way with the Holocaust, was interwoven with the powerful accounts of three survivors from the men's and women's orchestras.

 

Top Gear, now in its fifth series in its studio-based format, combines factual entertainment with motoring information.

 

The programme's mixture of daredevil stunts, star in a reasonably priced car, hard-hitting reviews and the trademark irreverent banter between the three presenters - Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May - make Top Gear the must-see show for Sunday nights.

 

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Date: 23.11.2005
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