LA Productions to receive international television award

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LA Productions is to receive the Monaco Red Cross Prize at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival next week.

Its BBC drama, Care, was chosen by the Prince of Monaco, Prince Albert II, as the winner of the prestigious award.

“Care is a hard-hitting one off drama created by the wonderful minds of Jimmy McGovern and Gillian Juckes. Based on real experiences of healthcare in the UK, the drama struck a chord with viewers and highlighted the broken and underfunded system we currently face,” said Executive Producer and LA Productions’ Founder, Colin McKeown.

“I am immensely proud of all those involved with Care. It is a real accolade to be recognised by such a prestigious body as the Golden Nymphs. We wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the fantastic work done by the cast, script writers and crew who helped produce this wonderful piece of television.”

The Monaco Red Cross Prize was created in 1948, by Louis II, Prince of Monaco, to recognise a fictional programme that demonstrates at least one of the 7 principles of the Red Cross: humanity, impartiality, independence, neutrality, charity, unity, and universality.

Care aired on BBC One in December last year and starred Sheridan Smith and Alison Steadman.

It tells the story of a single mother of two (Smith), who has to fight against the obstructive healthcare system to secure a level of care for her mother (Steadman).

It was written by Jimmy McGovern and Gillian Juckes, and directed by David Blair.

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