RIMA 2006 Short List Announced

RIMA 2006 Short List Announced

Coronation Street, EastEnders and Silver Street, BBC Asian Network’s radio drama are all strong contenders to win the Broadcast Soap prize at the 2006 RIMA awards as the CRE announced the shortlist today.

Battling it out for the TV Drama award is Holby City, Blue/Orange and Life isn’t all Ha Ha Hee Hee; while for TV Factual, ITV’s Tonight with Trevor McDonald for ‘Poles apart’, goes head to head with Granada TV for ‘7/7 A Test of Faith’ with Rageh Omaar and the BBC’s moving documentary ‘Anthony Walker: The Real Story.’

Commenting on the RIMA 2006 shortlist, Trevor Phillips, CRE Chair said:

‘The quality of material submitted this year is impressive with journalists and film makers not shying away from contentious issues but rather tackling them head on.

‘But events last year – such as those in Birmingham have shown that getting the facts wrong in the media has the potential to ignite bitter conflict where lives are lost. There is still a long way for the media industry to go and the media’s role in setting the tone has never been more important.’

The Guardian, Financial Times and BBC Radio 4 are all in the running to win a RIMA sport award for their coverage of issues like racism in football – as we saw last year at the Spain v England match at the Bernabeu. The award has been introduced as a one-off for 2006 to mark the 30th Anniversary of the CRE and the 1976 Race Relations Act – and Britain’s success in securing the 2012 Olympic bid.

London Time Out, New Statesman and Good Housekeeping magazine are all contenders for the consumer magazine category for their work on pieces including Islam and the mindset of the London bombers and the diversity of British life.

International publications The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age, TIME Magazine and BBC World Service are shortlisted for the newly introduced International prize in recognition of the global nature of race and integration issues and to honour good media practices outside Great Britain.

The winners will be announced on Wednesday 14 June at an evening ceremony at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, followed by a VIP after-party. RIMA 2006 will be attended by judges, nominees, a host of celebrities and leading players in the UK media.

RIMA 2006 Shortlist:

National Newspapers:
Body of Work (The Independent)
Facing the Future (The Herald)
The World in One Country (The Guardian)

Local Newspapers:
Body of Work (Peterborough Evening Telegraph)
Dale Farm Travellers (Basildon Echo)
Leicester: A City of Ghettos? (Leicester Mercury)

Consumer Magazine:
Body of Work (Good Housekeeping magazine)
Body of Work (London Time Out 2005)
The Struggle for Islam’s Soul and The Next Holocaust (New Statesman)

Specialist Magazine:
Body of Work (Nursing Standard)
An Alternative to Gangs (Young People Now Magazine)
Body of work (The Voice)

TV News:
Body of Work (BBC London News)
Newsnight (BBC 2)
Destitution and Immigration reports (BBC East Midlands today)

TV Drama:
Blue/Orange (BBC 4)
Life isn’t all Ha Ha Hee Hee (BBC 1)
Holby City (BBC 1)

TV Factual:
7/7 A Test of Faith with Rageh Omaar (Granada Television)
Anthony Walker:The Real Story (BBC 1)
Tonight with Trevor McDonald – Poles Apart (ITV 1)

Broadcast Soaps:
Coronation Street (ITV 1 and ITV 2)
EastEnders (BBC 1)
Silver Street (BBC Asian Network)

Radio News:
The Robert Beckford Show (BBC West Midlands, African Caribbean Programme)
Breakfast Hamza Viyana interviews (BBC Radio Five Live)
Lozells Riots (BBC Radio 4)

Radio Factual:
Biography of a Bomber (BBC Radio 4)
The World Today’s Cultural Exchange(BBC World Service)
Rupal’s Ugandan Journey (BBC Radio Leicester)

Radio Drama:
Wimmy Road (BBC Radio 4 Drama)
The Immigrants (BBC Radio Berkshire)
Exiled From Paradise (BBC Radio 4 Drama)

Film – Feature:
Kidulthood (Revolver Entertainment)
Shooting Dogs (CrossDay Productions)

Film – Shorts:
Zohra (London Film School)
Heyday (Chocolate Films Limited)
Seeker (Tractor Films Limited)

Film – Documentaries:
All About Darfur (Independent Film Maker)
Who Do You Think You’re Talking To? (BBC)
Marrying My Cousin (BBC)

New Media :
Muslim Youth Helpine
BBC World Class
Every Generation Media

Analysis: Multiculturalism Series (BBC World Service)
Europe’s Identity Crisis (TIME Magazine)
Muslims in Europe (a series)(The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age)

Different Strokes (Financial Times)
The Shame in Spain (The Guardian)
Wes Hall Broke My Arm (Whistledown Productions, BBC Radio 4)

Living It (CBBC)
Race – Changing Attitudes (BBC 2)
Blue Peter (BBC 1)

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