Witless nominated for Rose d'Or Awards 2017
21 August 2017
Objective Fiction’s BBC Three series Witless, starring Kerry Howard and Zoe Boyle, has be nominated for the 2017 Rose d’Or Awards.
Witless, which follows Leanne (Howard, Him & Her, Young Hyacinth) and Rhona (Boyle, Downton Abbey, Sons of Anarchy), two ordinary flatmates whose lives are thrown into disarray after being forced into witness protection, is nominated in the Sitcom category.
Over 430 programmes from more than 160 broadcasters and production companies were submitted for this year’s Rose d’Or Awards. The list of 40 nominees in 10 categories from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom represents the best in international television and online entertainment.
Written by Lloyd Woolf and Joe Tucker, the first series saw unwitting Leanne and uptight Rhona given new identities and left to fend for themselves in a grubby flat in Swindon. If being in ‘wit-pro’ wasn’t hard enough, the girls were then faced with two teenage underlings, the self-styled ‘DJ Sound as F***’ and ‘Appraisal’, sent by a criminal gang to track them down.
The second series of 5x25 comedy was produced by Objective Fiction, part of Objective Media Group. The director was Andrew Chaplin, Producer Charlotte Lewis and Executive Producers Ben Farrell, Joe Tucker and Lloyd Woolf. Commissioned by Damian Kavanagh, Controller BBC Three and Gregor Sharp and Kate Daughton, Commissioning Editors.
The 56th annual Rose d’Or awards will take place at a ceremony in Berlin on 19 September.
For the full list of nominations please click here.