National treasure Stephen Fry has been honoured at this year’s Rose d’Or Awards for his outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry. Receiving his lifetime achievement award, Fry explained that broadcasting is “(A)bout making the best programmes and those are to do with individuals, characters and emotions”.
Fry’s career is to be celebrated in a new BBC 2 documentary entitled A Life On Screen, which is due to air on December 29 and includes interviews with friends such as Michael Sheen, Hugh Laurie and Alan Davies.
Britain also won big in the Rose d’Or Comedy categories. Sky’s Psychob**ches picked up the prize for Best Comedy; Channel 4’s Catastrophe came top in the Best TV Sitcom category; Radio 4 Extra’s sketch show Newsjack was named Best Radio Comedy; and BBC 1’s The Graham Norton Show won the Best Entertainment title.