VRT programmes win Golden Rose awards in Berlin

Two VRT programmes have won Golden Roses awards at the European Broadcasting Awards in the German capital Berlin. ‘Down the road’ follows the actor and television programme maker Dieter Coppens on a trip with six people with Down syndrome.  

The other winning programme ‘Sorry voor alles’ is a hidden camera show presented by Adriaan Van den Hoof.  

Down the road was nominated in the Reality and Factual category. It beat off competition from Danish, Swedish and Dutch productions.

Sorry voor alles was nominated in the Game Show category. It follows a normal every day Fleming for a month with the help of a hidden camera.  

The Golden Rose is Europe’s most prestigious award for television entertainment programmes. The prize has been awarded for the past 57 years.

Previous just three Flemish programmes had won a Golden Rose. These were ‘Wat Als’ (VTM) in 2013, ‘Benidorm Bastards’ (VTM) in 2010 and ‘De Mol’ (VRT) in 2000.