BBC Two and Vision Productions are celebrating a prestigious Foreign Press Association (FPA) Media Awards win after scooping two of the awards at a dinner hosted by Prince Charles in London this week.
The world-wide FPA Media Awards recognise excellence in print, web, radio and television journalism. Innovative and critically acclaimed BBC Vision Productions documentary strands This World and Wonderland won one award each.
TV Feature Story of the Year went to This World: The Boys From Baghdad High, (Renegade Pictures Ltd) and Travel and Tourism Story of the Year: TV & Radio was presented to Wonderland: The End Of The World Bus Tour (BBC Vision Productions).
This World: The Boys From Baghdad High followed four teenage boys and friends at a school in one of the most dangerous cities on earth, Baghdad. Karen O’Connor was the Executive Producer and it was produced/directed by Ivan O’Mahoney and Laura Winter.
The winning Wonderland documentary, The End Of The World Bus Tour, followed passengers on Sharon Stolebarger’s “Apocalypse” holiday excursion with difference. David Clews was producer/director. Series Editor of Wonderland is Nick Mirsky.
Janice Hadlow, Controller of BBC Two, said: “I am delighted that our documentary strands This World and Wonderland have been recognised with these fantastic FPA Media Awards, they are a tribute to all the hard work and sheer brilliance of everyone involved.”